Leaking fuel gage

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Leaking fuel gage

Post by twosevenleft » Sun Mar 29, 2009 19:54

Hi Guys

Back in January 08 there was a thread discussing the possibility of having two or three tap type tools made for use in cleaning out fuel tank gage mounting threads. Did anything come of this? I ask because, guess what, I need to borrow one of these tools. I have two 13 gall wing tanks, one of which I replaced as it was full of junk, unfortunately the gage is now producing the dreaded blue stain. I plan to pull it (the gage) clean everything and try again. I will of course pay all shipping and handling and have the tool back to the owner pronto.
Many thanks to anyone who can help.

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Post by Dennis » Sun Mar 29, 2009 22:02

Joe,

I had the tool made but have been derelict in getting another one made. The tool is made for the threads on the header tank. I do not know if it will work on wing tanks. Check the threads to verify that they are the same as the header tank and let me know. Boy is this going to cost you!!!! :lol:

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Post by twosevenleft » Mon Mar 30, 2009 01:20

Hi Dennis

Thank you for the instant response, I will try to get some numbers on the thread size tomorrow if I can. My bank is still prepared to make big loans to aeronca drivers :wink: so OK on the costs..... I think :cry:

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Post by Dennis » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:09

OK Joe,

I will wait for you to contact me. You can try my email address if you wish at dclardy at mvtel dot net. Or call me at 870-269-9220.

Money! Who said anything about money!!!! I was thinking beer, lap dance, beer, more lap dances, etc. Unless of course you are talking about Euros.

All kidding aside, let me know and I will ship it to you. Where are you located?

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Post by twosevenleft » Mon Mar 30, 2009 19:02

Hi Dennis

The size tap I need is 1 7/8" (one and seven eighths inch) diameter across the top of the threads and 20 threads per inch. If the tool you have is this size I will email my home address.

Afraid my lap dancing days are over, but the memories are still very clear. The "Alaskan Bush Company" in Anchorage comes to mind, wonder if it's still prospering? Dollars/Pounds/Euros/Yen, I think they take whatever you've got! Better close before I talk myself into more trouble.

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Post by joea » Mon Mar 30, 2009 19:37

Is this a good place to start, two ladies from the Alaskan Bush Company:

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I would be glad to offer my services as an inspector for these young ladies for you gentlemen. After all, you would not want to dive right in on this blind!

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Post by SFC Hiatt » Mon Mar 30, 2009 20:25

WOW......................Joe my young heart can handle these but, you know you risk the chance of knocking off a couple of the old timers with these pictures....

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Post by Dennis » Mon Mar 30, 2009 22:07

Ok Chris, I resemble that remark.

Joe, I will check the hanger tomorrow.

JoeA, is the Alaskan Bush Company for real? I missed it when I was up there last year. Then again, if I had know about it, Chris would be right. Besides, my wife is not very understanding.

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Post by joea » Tue Mar 31, 2009 00:39

Dennis and everyone else looking at this thread, the photos above are linked DIRECTLY to the "Alaskan Bush Company" website, so yes they are for real.

As for hearts, am just trying to keep it pumping so that we all can pass our medicals! :)

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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Tue Mar 31, 2009 01:22

Oh yeah the Bush Co. is for real... right on the main drag out of the airport. :wink:

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Post by joea » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:02

Nathan K. Hammond wrote:Oh yeah the Bush Co. is for real... right on the main drag out of the airport. :wink:

nkh
Sounds like the voice of experience! :)

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Post by Dennis » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:53

Now I am pissed but not in the British use of the term. I have searched the hanger and my tool box three times. Checked the truck and next is a conversation with my wife. Anything which touches our dining room table disappears into a drawer thirty seconds later. It has got to be here somewhere. Damn, damn, damn!


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Post by Dennis » Tue Mar 31, 2009 17:23

I found it!!!!! My wife put it on a kitchen tray with a bunch of my other aviation unrelated stuff and set the tray in my hanger. God love her. Oh well, it is found. Of course, she said it was never lost. If I had put it up in the first place she would not have to come behind me. Yea, yea, yea, but she like airplanes and agrees to live on an airport and put up with my no count aviation friends.

OK Joe, you said: "The size tap I need is 1 7/8" (one and seven eighths inch) diameter across the top of the threads and 20 threads per inch."

I measured 1.85 thread to thread. That's pretty close to 1 7/8". And I counted 12 threads over 5/8". That calculates to 19.2 threads per inch. That is also close to your 20 threads per inch.

If you want to try it, let me know before my wife puts it up.

Dennis

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Post by gusc » Tue Mar 31, 2009 21:52

Dennis,

By copying these posts I now have plenty of ammunition to pressure you for something in the future!!
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Post by Dennis » Tue Mar 31, 2009 22:07

Ok, who is the guy on here using my name!

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