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Rich D.

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Looking for fuel filler cap
« on: November 18, 2020, 17:24:17 »
Hello,

Does anyone happen to have a spare fuel cap of this sort, with the teardrop lever? The closest lead I can find for a new one is the Ceandess website, but they're out of stock.

https://ceandess.online/product/flip-top-filler-cap-tear-drop-lever?v=79cba1185463



Thanks!

Robin A Woolmer

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 18:27:53 »
Gerry Hawkridge of Hawk Cars had a batch of these made, i would expect he still has stock

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 21:44:29 »
That would be from this batch. I expect Keith's sleep has returned to normal by now.

Jerry

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 05:56:18 »
Thanks for the replies. I'll ask Mr. Hawkridge if he still has some of these.

AC Ace Bristol

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 10:42:32 »
That would be from this batch. I expect Keith's sleep has returned to normal by now.

Jerry

Rich D

I instigated a batch of  correct authentic  batch of 183  Fuel Caps of which Gerry of Hawk cars placed a order with me for 50 fuel filler caps, Please note Gerry requested his batch of 50 have a different size  Base / hose spigot to the main batch. However The fuel cap itself is 100% correct .
This two year Project ( saga ) sold out very quickly.  Ceandess had a surplus of components to build up units  to cover additional orders or replacement should one be damaged in transit.
Ceandess still make the lozenge shape fuel filler  but with a square push button and a second  version with square push button with lock.

As this project was back in 2011 / 2013 it is not surprising they are out of stock.   Many club members who ordered the  fuel filler caps  replaced original  worn pitted  ones ,  May I suggest  you advertise in ACtion and you might obtain a good quality second hand one, or by some chance as the project took 2 years  due to manufacturing and chroming  problems they may still have the new replacement  boxed unit on the shelf.   definitely worth a try.
Keith,


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Rich D.

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 09:33:59 »
That's great info, Keith. Can you describe which base you chose for your batch?

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 10:16:51 »
Rich

I made sure my batch were authentic 100% accurate correct copy, only deviation was to fit a  replaceable rubber seal instead of riveted seal. Thinking ahead and making life easier for future custodians should the seal need replacing. .
Part number for the Ceandess "Presto" Cap assembly AC Style ( Keyhole style release button) No Base .  ..  ..  02517000CAB
Part number screw threaded base assembly       02529000ZBB
Gerry Hawkridge Base assembly  (Straight )      05387002ZAG

I believe Gerry chose  the smaller hose spigot  for Hawk Cars as he had surplus stock of connecting Hose and rubber O rings to seal against car  body.

Official Ceandess 1950's drawing taken  from Ceandess catalogue to follow courtesy of Nik.
Thank you   Nik  for posting drawing 

Keith
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Robin A Woolmer

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 10:57:43 »
I believe the Sunbeam Alpine used the same type of petrol cap.

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 11:02:20 »
Sunbeam Alpine Club has the new tops for £57.5 in stock.

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 00:11:25 »
Rich
Official Ceandess 1950's drawing taken  from Ceandess catalogue to follow courtesy of Nik.
Thank you Nik for posting drawing
Keith
Apologies it’s taken so long, but here’s the Ceandess page:

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2021, 04:35:57 »
Thanks all for the replies and helpful information.

To close the loop on this thread: The folks at Ceandess were able to gather enough spare components from their inventory at the end of last year to make a couple of caps and filler necks for me.

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Re: Looking for fuel filler cap
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2021, 15:17:28 »
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.Rich

Great Result  !


Ceandess stood by their word over the two year production period at a great financial loss. 
Great they searched their inventory and produced a couple of fuel filler caps.
I would have thought they  would have made an additional small batch to satisfy the restoration /classic car and motor cycle market, as modern cars did
away with separate  fuel filler caps many years ago. 
The Restoration / Classic car & Motor Cycle market could prove lucrative and keep their work force employed.
Main thing,  You secured the correct specification fuel cap.
Take Care and Stay Safe
Keith