|Subject:||RE: tanks/valves||Date:||Thu Apr 5 09:18:32 2012|
The tank valves are a real problem. My Hummer is pretty close to perfect except for the "lawnmower" valve I had to add to the gas line. I have several original valves, but they all leak.
There are a lot of people with the same problem, and it'd be a real service to the Hummer community if you could make them.
Most everything on the older Harleys were designed to last forever, and be serviced and rebuilt. The '51-later valves were not, and instead of a $1 repair job, they've become a major pain in everyone's rear end.
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The two most frequent customer requests:
Tank valves. Available repro but worthless.
Tanks. Available used (occasionally) but rusted, most not useable.
That said and since no one else has or will, I am committed to making both the early (brass) and later (pot metal) valves yet this year. I don't need the work so if anyone else wants to do this, please advise.
That said, I am in preliminary design stage for doing the tanks. It would be a fun project that would take around
5 months since I would have to design/build another press
to handle the new dies I would also need to design/make.
Anyone want to do this one, please advise.