Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 08 April 2013, 19:42   #1
ncp
Member
 
ncp's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: California
Make: Avon 5.4m Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 90
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,187
Male M14 x 1.5 to either Male/Female 1/2" NPT

Does this coupler exist?

Can't find it in the US. I found M14 to 3/8" but not 1/2"!!!
__________________

__________________
ncp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 April 2013, 03:45   #2
RIBnet supporter
 
Erin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: A large rock
Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 Suzzy
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,830
I had to get something similar for a Separ filter recently. IIRC they have a list of adaptors on their website.
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 April 2013, 08:37   #3
ncp
Member
 
ncp's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: California
Make: Avon 5.4m Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 90
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erin View Post
I had to get something similar for a Separ filter recently. IIRC they have a list of adaptors on their website.
Thanks. They have a male M22 x female 1/2 but no M14.

Any UK industrial supply houses anyone know of that might be able to help? I think that I can make the conversion with US parts;it might just take 2 fittings to do it.

I had never heard of Separ Filters...What makes them so good? >$1,000 for one of their smaller single filters!
__________________
ncp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 April 2013, 11:26   #4
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Is this for a fuel filter mount?

Check with a full-service auto supply house (not Kragen or O'Reilly or Pep Boys); many of them can custom assemble hoses; you'd just need a really short length with the applicable fittings. Or a hydraulic supply place, I suppose.

jky
__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 April 2013, 01:06   #5
ncp
Member
 
ncp's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: California
Make: Avon 5.4m Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 90
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,187
Yep, fuel filter. Trying to save a bit over the big double canister filter set-ups that they sell for $250-$500+.

I got two great Cummins filter heads off of ebay for $25 each (and they each came with a high end Fleetguard filter which are each $20 on their own). My challenge is fittings/couplers as I will be mixing M14, 1/2" NPT, and AN/JIC-08. I've . Stopped by a Parker Store today and found some things. A custom 3 inch hose will be in the works.

I've worked out that I will save $118 and I will using a larger volume, more heavy duty 20 micron primary filter (versus the stock filter set-ups available for purchase)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jyasaki View Post
Is this for a fuel filter mount?

Check with a full-service auto supply house (not Kragen or O'Reilly or Pep Boys); many of them can custom assemble hoses; you'd just need a really short length with the applicable fittings. Or a hydraulic supply place, I suppose.

jky
__________________
ncp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 April 2013, 02:37   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: North Lincolnshire
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 49
Is this what you are looking for?
Aquafax Marine & Industrial Equipment
__________________
bcervelo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 April 2013, 09:15   #7
ncp
Member
 
ncp's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: California
Make: Avon 5.4m Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 90
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by bcervelo View Post
Is this what you are looking for?
Aquafax Marine & Industrial Equipment
Thanks but looking for threaded 1/2" NPT
__________________
ncp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 April 2013, 12:16   #8
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Sandpoint, Idaho
Boat name: Searider
Make: Avon SR 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 70hp 2 stroke
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 17
I work in the aviation field and have made several custom fittings to service foreign aircraft with AN style of flare fittings on the support equipment. Basically took two fittings, usually out of stainless and cut them in half. Weld them back together using TIG welder. Metric inverted flare to AN flare or what ever needed. Probably made 20 or so adapters this way.
__________________
Oregon Searider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 April 2013, 13:06   #9
ncp
Member
 
ncp's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: California
Make: Avon 5.4m Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 90
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,187
I'm trying to mimic one of these set-ups:
Seaboard Marine - Custom Marine Diesel Repower Specialists
They charge between $250-$400 before some couplers/fitting and accessories.

I found two Cummins OEM filterheads on ebay for $25 each and they included a 10 micron Fleetguard Stratapore filter worth ~$16. The only issues is that they are M14 inlet and outlet ports and I could be spending $80 on fittings to connect everything (these filterheads are still returnable). All in though, I'll be ~$120 cheaper than if I I purchase an kit from sbmar.com.

Any thoughts from anyone as to whether M14 inlet/outlets will be too restrictive on my fuel flow? (the online kits they sell are 1/2" NPT). I burn ~12 gph WOT but because I'm diesel, my fuel filter(s) probably see 30+ gph before the engine returns it to the tank.

As for restriction, I found a Racor with M14 ports and it says maximum flow of 30 gph:
Parker - 230R SERIES FUEL FILTER/WATER SEPARATORS
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Fuel Filter Orientation #2 annotated.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	104.0 KB
ID:	78532  
__________________
ncp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 April 2013, 13:59   #10
RIBnet supporter
 
Erin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: A large rock
Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 Suzzy
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,830
We've got one of these which does 66 gph with M16 ports, so I'm sure you'll be fine with M14 at 30gph.
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.