orienting/seating a 90 degree petcock

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by blckwlfny1, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. blckwlfny1

    blckwlfny1 Member

    hey guys,
    I am having some issues with m fuel line juuust hitting the motor. without getting too detailed, suffice it to say that i cannot move the fuel outlet or tank, and the motor must sit where it is.
    This could all work if i could just get a 90 degree petcock and ensure that the outlet points to the rear of the bike. how do i make sure this happens? There is a chance that when i tighten the petcock down that the outlet will end up pointing the wrong way...and if i leave it loose to orient the outlet right, the fuel will leak because the "washer thingy" isnt seated tightly.
    thanks
     

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Get a brass 90-degree fitting that fits your petcock. Treat with teflon sealant, screw petcock. Or use two 90-degree brass fittings, if needed.:idea:

    Just do it!:jester:
     
  3. blckwlfny1

    blckwlfny1 Member

    Thank You
    Ok just came off of 2 days of internet searches and trips to 7 different auto and hardware stores. Does anyone know where I can get two 90-degree brass fittings that fit a 10mm-1 thread?
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  4. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  5. blckwlfny1

    blckwlfny1 Member

    I'm running the in-frame tank made for the worksman by sportcarpat. He specifically said it is a 10mm-1 thread. Although it seems to fit the HT kit petcock fine
    ...Now I'm really confused
     
  6. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I have a small generator that the fuel petcock broke, and could not find a replacement. That is up until today looking for you. Well anyways I removed the nipple from a HT tank and brazed it into my generator tank. I wanted a bolt to screw into the nipple to hold it in place while brazing, and found a perfect fit in my scrap bolts. I looked at it thinking it was metric but found it to be a 3/8-24 I even ran it through a die, then ran a 3/8-24 tap through the nipple. Could a 3/8-24 actually be the same in something metric? I don't know at this point.

    Upon further investigation a few minutes ago, the 3/8-24 is so close but not a proper fit. So I'll take it...even though a 3/8 tap will screw into the nipple (using my fingers) , it's really metric, now as for a 1.0 or 1.5, I'll have to try a metric bolt. Have to go out this afternoon and will swing by Lowe's with my tank.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  7. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Just got back from Lowe's, they only have 10mmx1.25 and 10mmx1.5, both of which are the incorrect thread...that leaves a 10mmx1.0
     
  8. blckwlfny1

    blckwlfny1 Member

    thank you
    ...and ****!
     
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