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Hawk fuel Tank Threads?

Post by kdavies3 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:15 pm

Hi all, a quicky hopefully.
Can anyone confirm what the threads are on Gerrys fuel tanks?
I think it's 1/4 BSP.
Gerry will be busy getting home from Race Retro.
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Post by peterc » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:02 am

BGC Motorsports will know as they supply all the connections in the kit.
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Post by Keith56 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:21 pm

They are M14 x 1.5 banjo bolts. I just went through the same issue discovering that the old 1/4 NPT fittings on mine for the last 24 years were incorrect (and leaked).
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Post by kdavies3 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:15 am

Thanks Keith.
I bought some 1/4 NPT to AN-6 adaptors, which seemed OK
But I will double check now.
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Post by clive » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:24 am

Could this be the cause of the petrol smell in our boots???
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Post by StewbieC » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:57 am

I used the kit supplied by Gerry (from Brian at BCG) along with this stuff https://www.frost.co.uk/brake-pipe-seal-75ml/ on the threads and my boot doesn't smell of petrol.
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Re: Hawk fuel Tank Threads?

Post by peterc » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:29 pm

Theoretically the copper washer should do the sealing. Ironically since changing a suspect hose my boot now smells worse. It had been OK for over 10 years. Perhaps the belt and braces approach will be to use pipe sealant.
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