Rebuilding your 56 to 61 fuel reserve tap.

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duginabug
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Rebuilding your 56 to 61 fuel reserve tap.

Post by duginabug » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:16 pm

I was given this old skanky fuel valve that "appeared" to be beyond hope. It was frozen tight with gunk and yuck and looked like a good candidate for the s#!t can (didn't take any pics though). BUT...I thought I'd give it a try anyway - and I'm glad I did. I soaked it in a cup of Break-Free for two days and scrubbed all the nasty off and I'll be damned if it didn't clean-up pretty good.
So here's the quick and dirty on rebuilding a fuel valve. It's pretty straight forward but hopefully someone will find it useful. I'm not well versed on all the spiffy terminology for the parts and pieces, but I'm sure you'll get the idea.

I bought the rebuild kit from WW.

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Disassemble.
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Reassembly.
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Here's a picture from WW with the wire on the rubber boot. This would be a wise idea to do.
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Not a big deal, just useful info.

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Re: Rebuilding your 56 to 61 fuel reserve tap.

Post by Dale M. » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:45 pm

Very Interesting --- But why is it in the electrical forum?

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Re: Rebuilding your 56 to 61 fuel reserve tap.

Post by duginabug » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:56 pm

Dale M. wrote:Very Interesting --- But why is it in the electrical forum?

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lol...That's a good question.

I was asked by on of the members here to post my how-to's here and I believe somebody will put them in the right place...I think. :mrgreen:

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