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ramwing7

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Fuel petcock/fuel line
« on: 18 April, 2018, 23:15:12 »
I have a 1969 BSA B25s Starfire that has a cracked fuel line.
Any parts book I can find shows only one petcock branching into two lines.

Mine has two petcocks.  One on each side of the tank merging at the carburetor.

Can anyone help me figure out where to find the part number?
And a good place to buy one?

Thanks.

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Re: Fuel petcock/fuel line
« Reply #1 on: 19 April, 2018, 10:50:13 »
I wish we could keep the name Petrol tap, instead of the American name!
I notice Americans can only say the word NOW by preceding it with RIGHT!!
Let us try to preserve the English language.
Mick

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Re: Fuel petcock/fuel line
« Reply #2 on: 19 April, 2018, 10:55:27 »
I'm presently posting from NYC and therefore adopting AMERICAN to respond:

Your carb should have a fuel banjo with two inlets, one from each petcock. If you go to the AMAL/BURLEN web site, it's probably a 5/16", 150 degree dual banjo that you need.

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Re: Fuel petcock/fuel line
« Reply #3 on: 19 April, 2018, 14:29:35 »
 :)
I think the word "cock" is perfectly acceptable in this instance as it is with the water stop cock in the entry water pipe to your property. Also known as the stop tap.
BUT I agree about the preservation of the language except no-one will ever agree on what is correct anyway.
Perhaps we should open an "English Speakers Forum" No cant do that "Forum" is Latin. And so it goes.
Mike 8) 8)

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Re: Fuel petcock/fuel line
« Reply #4 on: 19 April, 2018, 15:28:56 »
Many thanks, to everyone.  I didn't realize language was such an issue.  Since I'm in the United Sates of America, I tend to speak Amurican English.  Although it's pretty much a mish mash of languages from all over planet Earth.  But, we're communicating.   :o

5/16 inch, 150 degree dual banjo.  Got it!  Thanks.   :)

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Re: Fuel petcock/fuel line
« Reply #5 on: 19 April, 2018, 19:16:43 »
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Welcome.
Language is as important as you wish it to be. As I have to listen very carefully to some our own dialects the problem????? is as much internal as otherwise yu-all.

Mike 8) 8)

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Re: Fuel petcock/fuel line
« Reply #6 on: 19 April, 2018, 20:28:38 »
I find the difference between US and Queen's English is relatively small especially when compared with the variations in English you get from working with our European Union colleagues ::)