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Going thru some parts that I have,I came across a fuel valve and 2 fuel gauges. The handle is marked imperial w/tag for chief rear tank shut off There is a brass valve that has a finger strainer that looks like it might go in a tank that was with the handle, Two fuel gauges that have a float with a sight window ,do any of these sound lke they might go a Aeronca
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Stephen,
That sounds like the correct valve for the Aeronca. The Chief aux tank valve was down by your left knee. Does this valve have a male and a female fittings or are both female?
The fuel gauge should have a very fine gear mechanism as stock, with a brass float. Some gauges are direct reading with a cork float, these are a replacement type that can be adapted to the Aeronca tanks.
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Hi thank for the reply. The valve is maybe 1/4 p.t. female to male tank end with finger strainer hard to tell if tank side is a nipple or male end .One of the gauges has a metal float with a sight glass about the size of a quarter, the gear teeth for the gauges are real fine, I thnk I might have seen one of these gauges on a 7ac tank. Would of any this sound right Thanks for the info. Steve
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Stephen,
Clean the valve up and use it as a spare. When you take it apart the stem seals can be different. Some use a copper washer to seal and the other has an O ring. Dab a little fuel lube on the cone and it should work smooth as silk.
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I need some quick help. I'm getting ready for a long cross country in my 7AC and noticed some fuel weeping from the main fuel valve located underneath the gas tank. I removed it, disassembled it and found gouges and metal flakes. It may, or may not, be salvageable. If anyone knows where I can find a replacement, old or new, please let me know ASAP.

To ID the valve, I have a photo of the main valve in its original location. It now goes directly into the main tank.

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac20 ... C00592.jpg

Here is what the valve alone looks like.

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac20 ... lValve.jpg
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RRHaldeman wrote:I need some quick help. I'm getting ready for a long cross country in my 7AC and noticed some fuel weeping from the main fuel valve located underneath the gas tank. I removed it, disassembled it and found gouges and metal flakes. It may, or may not, be salvageable. If anyone knows where I can find a replacement, old or new, please let me know ASAP.

To ID the valve, I have a photo of the main valve in its original location. It now goes directly into the main tank.

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac20 ... C00592.jpg

Here is what the valve alone looks like.

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac20 ... lValve.jpg
I got a few off of this guy a few months ago, give him a try if not I can send you one.

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From: Bvilleflier <bvilleflier(at)aol.com>
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Sent: Sat, Jun 4, 2011 11:44 pm
Subject: Imperial Valves


Hello Mike, I have come into access to 375 Imperial Eastman valves. They are two way (on-off) NOS (new old stock), 1/4" pipe thread with the mounting ears. Female thread on one end and male on the other. Model number 103HDO4X04. . Waldo
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Mike,

Thanks for the prompt response. I'm on it. I just sent an email to Waldo.
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What a great resource! I love this website. At 5 pm, I need help. By 9:30, I've got three helpful responses. A source for an NOS fuel valve; an article by John Probst on how to work on the fuel valves and, lo and behold, a neighbor living at my airport (C77) who has a project Champ that won't be worked on for a couple of years and, in his basement, he found an identical fuel valve that he is willing to "loan" to me until I get a replacement, or get mine fixed. Turns out we both have the "old style" fuel valves, with a tapered plug and single "keeper."

So, if all goes well, I should fly my Champ to the NE Regional Aeronca Fly-In beginning on 9/9/2011!
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Has anyone done business with "Waldo"? Having access to 375 Imperial fuel valves sounds too good to be true???

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CptKelly wrote:Has anyone done business with "Waldo"? Having access to 375 Imperial fuel valves sounds too good to be true???

Mike
Yes I have great Guy, I posted his info here before asking him, then emailed him if its OK have not hear back put yes easy to deal with anf info was posted on other sites.

Valve like picture, with handle but would need to add screen if installed in bottom of tank, todd as a print.

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I sent Waldo an email yesterday through AOL and it went through, so he still has the same email address. No reply yet. I searched for him on the internet and found a phone number but it was disconnected. He still owns a Luscombe, N40WK listing his address in Baldwinsville, NY, so I have a home address, if that listing is up-to-date. If anyone knows how to reach him other than the AOL account, please let me know. Or have him call me.
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bought 4 valves from Waldo couple months ago . great deal . new stock valves, $ 25.00 ea he paid the shipping. told me to send him a check when I got the valves. said he still had 50 left then.
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Colie, do you have the contact info for Waldo. I need to order if he still has some valves. Thanks, David J.
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I got hold of him at bvilleflier [ at ]aol.com . got an answer from him right away. try that address and I will try to find his mailing address in case you need it. See someone on ebay has some for sale starting at $ 150.00 plus shipping. I bet he bought some from Waldo for $ 25.00 each and trying to make $ 125.00 off each one. Must be a lawyer.
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Thank you Colie, email sent. David J.
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