From:Mutt e-mail:pigstye13-A-aol.com
Subject:RE: Petcock Valve - EXERCISE YOUR RESERVE VALVE Date:Mon May 14 09:21:30 2018
Response to:22704
Yep, that's one of those non working reops

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So seems I got the wrong one (had it for a very long time
already) or can this be adjusted as well with a thread?

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If ya just wan to ride, use one of these. It screws
right
in. I can convert it to accept the original metal fuel
line. Use a non working original for the show, use this
one
when ya ride

https://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-62125-55B-PETCOCK-DOWN-
OUTLET-
FITS-3-8-NPT-1-4-HOSE-HARLEY-55-74-CUSTOMS/232029005218?
fits=Make%3AHarley-
Davidson&hash=item360601a5a2:m:m0ZGksxyGZx3Crzjm27QFBA&vx
p=
mtr

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Someone had a gazillion of these petcocks made in China
or
somewhere, and the Chinese supplier really screwed up.
Some
leak through the valve, some leak out the flippers, and
some won't "pass gas". But vendors keep selling them
even
though they are junk.

These old-style petcocks are hard to find used, and even
harder to find in working condition. One problem is
ethanol gas - they didn't have that in the 1950s and
1960s,
and the rubber they used for the seals wasn't designed
for
alcohol.

Here's an idea:

There's a million Harley petcocks on eBay, but not the
ones
we're looking for. On eBay, click the Advanced Search -
up
in the right hand corner of the screen. Type in Harley
petcock, scroll down and click "used". This will screen
out most of the garbage.

Maybe you can find a used one that way. It's a crap
shoot,
unless you find an honest seller that will test it, and
guarantee that it works and doesn't leak.

This one comes up - https://www.ebay.com/itm/331942476693
-
but it's not the one you want - you want the one with the
threaded lower connection.

Years ago, someone on here used to convert the hose-style
to the threaded style. Are you still around? I'm
thinking
that the thread is a standard SAE flare fitting - but I'm
not sure about that !!!

The guy would remove the lower lip from the hose-style,
modify a flare fitting by drilling it out to a press fit.
Then press it on the de-lipped hose style. Maybe red
Locktite too.

Harley transitioned from the threaded to the hose-style
during the 1950s. The hose style was used until the late
1960s or 1970s - when they changed the configuration of
the
petcock. So the hose-style are easier to find.

Not a great solution, but maybe workable.



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I purchased the petcock fuel valve from J&P Cycles. It is
possible that another one from their inventory may work
just fine. However, this one leaked so badly I prefer to
just get my money back rather than ask for a replacement.

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