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Mar 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Lagonda1928 Offline
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Subject: Main / Reserve Fuel Switch
Bishopgray have recently done an excellent job refurbishing the Autovac on my 2 Litre High Chassis but this has now revealed that the main/reserve fuel switch (picture attached) is leaking as the internal cork gaskets have reached the end of their life. They are 3/4 inch diameter and one is maybe 1mm thick and the other around 6mm.
I was wondering if anyone knows anyone that supplies replacement gaskets for this application ( I think that the club ones are a lager diameter) or a supplier of a suitable material (nitrile rubber ?) from which I can make some ? If anyone can confirm the exact initial thicknesses that would also be useful as its difficult to tell from whats left of mine.


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Mar 24, 2019 12:08 pm
H 54 John Offline
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Registered since: Dec 09, 2007
Location: East Sussex, UK


Subject: Re: Main / Reserve Fuel Switch
I've the same problem and have (temporarily I hope) replaced the elegant original switch with one of the commercially available Enots c/o taps. It does the job but looks very wrong. Have you had any responses or suggestions? It seems odd that the corks for the larger tap are readily available but not for the one used on the 14/60 and Speed models.
John Hugh
 

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