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Jul 12, 2011 4:07 pm
Registered since: Jun 27, 2011
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Subject: Kigass copper pipe
Dear All
Our Kigass until recently has not been working but I have received very good advice from several members and following stripping down it now works! However..upon stripping down we notice that the smaller diam copper pipe (kigass to carb) in one place has been badly squashed, can anyone point us in the direction of a suitable supplier of such pipe? Its seems prudent to replace even though it now works, as the supply may be impaired in the future. thank you in advance of your help.
Kind regards
Richard Edmonds
 

Jul 12, 2011 5:13 pm
roystonhouse Offline
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Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Dear Richard,
I had to replace the copper pipe Ki-Gas to Carb on my 16/80.
The Complete Automobilist (aka Vintage Supplies) stock most pipe sizes.
01692 406510 or have a look on their website http://www.completeautomobilist.com

Incidentaly whilst visiting France earlier this year I saw the remains of a MK1b Spitfire in a museum. Amoungst the remains was a Ki-Gas unit identicle to the one in my car.
I guess that even the carbs on a spitfire had to be primed.

Best Regards
Chris

 

Jul 12, 2011 10:05 pm
Colin M34 Offline
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Registered since: Dec 01, 2007
Location: Suffolk, UK


Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Hi Richard,

Squashed Ki-Gas pipe is a common complaint which, as Chris mentioned, can be remedied with new pipe. It should be silver soldered but do not use too much heat as the brass fittings can be easily melted.There are different grades (and meting points) of silver solder. If you do not feel confident to do this yourself, go and see someone who makes jewellery.

The Ki-Gas was also fitted to the Churchill tank but the pump is quite a chunky affair with a "T" shaped handle as opposed to the dainty circular top of ones on a Lagonda.

Cheers

Colin M34
 

Aug 22, 2011 10:01 am
Gary Russell Offline
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Registered since: Aug 22, 2011
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Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
hi sorry to post something that isnt relevant but was wondering how to get the information on stripping down and modifing the ki-gas pump to put the new seals in it as mines is letting the fluid flow out of the pump handle lol. as for your problem with the pipe it depends on the fitments on either end of the pipe as for mine i made one out of copper brake line with the aid of a brake pipe flaring tool

any help would be greatly appreciated
 

Aug 23, 2011 5:51 pm
mandb57 Offline
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Registered since: Dec 05, 2007
Location: Cheshire, England


Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Hi Gary,
Will send you a couple of articles by e-mail explaining how to rebuild the Ki-gas pump

Mike Heins (Mandb57)

Mike Heins
 

Aug 26, 2011 11:57 am
Gary Russell Offline
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Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Cheers That would be great. My Email Address is Cheekygaz14@hotmail.co.uk Thanks
 

Aug 26, 2011 4:34 pm
bruffsup Offline
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Location: Canada


Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Would you be kind enough to please email that to me as well? My email is <oldmill@kingston.net> Many thanks, Barry
Barry Brown
 

Sep 01, 2011 12:03 am
Gary Russell Offline
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Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Hi was just wondering if you sent me the email as notice the notification for your first response was in my junk boxs for some wierd reason known only to hotmail. my email address was (cheekygaz14@hotmail.co.uk) Thanks for the help
 

Sep 06, 2011 5:57 pm
mandb57 Offline
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Registered since: Dec 05, 2007
Location: Cheshire, England


Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Hi all,
We have been away on a Lagonda holiday for the last 2 weeks so have not sent any e-mail responses as the documents are on my PC at home.
Will forward them when I get back later this week


Mike Heins
 

Sep 15, 2011 3:33 pm
mandb57 Offline
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Registered since: Dec 05, 2007
Location: Cheshire, England


Subject: Re: Kigass copper pipe
Documents on Ki-gas pumps e-mailed so should now have been received

Mike Heins
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