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Old 01-19-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
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Looking for petcock - 3/8 npt

I purchased an older Honda fuel tank for a project I am working on. It has a 3/8 NPT pipe fitting on the bottom for the petcock. Most of the petcocks I see listed for sale have straight threads with an o-ring seal, or they bolt on with two bolts and some type of oval shaped o-ring.

Does anybody know of a source for for a petcock with 3/8 tapered pipe threads (female)? I have seen some that would work, but they are just a simple on/off valve, with no reserve. Also, do I just use plumbers tape to seal the threads? if so, white or yellow tape?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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www.mcmaster.com

try there.... site takes some getting used to but has quite a bit of stuff available. no idea on a reserve style though...
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thanks. They don't really have anything that I couldn't get at the hardware store. I was hoping to find what models and years came with this style of petcock so I could search for one on ebay. The Harley's have 3/8 NPT, but the petcocks have the male end that threads into the tank. Mine is opposite. Also I am limited for space, so an adaptor will cause the valve to be too long and hit the intake boot.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:19 PM   #4
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Try Pingel fuel valves

http://www.pingelonline.com/powerflo.htm
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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j&p Cycles

another good source
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