Gas shutoff valve(s)

R

rogtwo@aol.com

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My car doesn't currently have any shutoff valve for the gas. I assume that
the early cars had the manual valve, and the later ones had the "magneto shut
off valve". Is this correct, or were both valves used on the same car?

Thanks

Roger St. John


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Michael Echemann

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Roger,
All cars had both, the shut off (fuel tap) and the magneto valve. Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: rogtwo@aol.com
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Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 9:13 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Gas shutoff valve(s)


My car doesn't currently have any shutoff valve for the gas. I assume that
the early cars had the manual valve, and the later ones had the "magneto shut
off valve". Is this correct, or were both valves used on the same car?

Thanks

Roger St. John


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Bill Connelly

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My car doesn't currently have any shutoff valve for the gas. I assume that
the early cars had the manual valve, and the later ones had the "magneto
shut
off valve". Is this correct, or were both valves used on the same car?

Thanks

Roger St. John

==============

This is how I've heard it explained: Later models had both the manual
shut-off valve and the magneto valve as stock equipment from the ealerships,
but the manual valve's famous propensity to leak if you even look at it
sideways, means that many have since been replaced with other types of taps
and (usually inline) filter arrangements by the subsequent owners. The
magnetic shutoff valve was a later addition, often a retrofitted item even
to earlier cars. It is intended to inhibit the possibility of fuel
"siphoning" down the fuel lines from the gas tank and pouring out the carb
when the vehicle was parked, especially if on an incline when the fuel level
in the tank is higher than the carb.

And that's my story...

~Bilgey~
 
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Eric M

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Mine is an early '62 (no bilge blower). It only had the manual.
Dave the Wave added the other later.

Eric

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, rogtwo@a... wrote:
> My car doesn't currently have any shutoff valve for the gas. I
assume that
> the early cars had the manual valve, and the later ones had
the "magneto shut
> off valve". Is this correct, or were both valves used on the same
car?
>
> Thanks
>
> Roger St. John
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
 
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John Friese

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"the manual valve's famous propensity to leak if you even look at it
> sideways"

Hello Bilgey,

Remember, I tracked down the gasket that leaks in the manual valve
(the only one that Hugh doesn't sell) and have some in stock for
whoever needs to repair that item.

John Friese
 
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alaskanamphi@gci.net

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Where is this magneto shut off valve located? Is it at the carb or the fuel
pump?
What does it look like?... I'm not sure if I have one or not. I do have the
manual
valve and it works fine. :)

Craig in Alaska
Red 66

----- Original Message -----
From: rogtwo@aol.com
Date: Monday, February 10, 2003 6:13 pm
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Gas shutoff valve(s)

> My car doesn't currently have any shutoff valve for the gas. I
> assume that
> the early cars had the manual valve, and the later ones had the
> "magneto shut
> off valve". Is this correct, or were both valves used on the same
> car?
> Thanks
>
> Roger St. John
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
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a_colo_native

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, alaskanamphi@g... wrote:
> Where is this magneto shut off valve located? Is it at the carb or
the fuel pump?
> What does it look like?... I'm not sure if I have one or not. I do
have the manual
> valve and it works fine. :)

Craig,

The fuel tap is mounted to the fitting below your tank and it will
have a "L" shaped handle that extends inside below the dash just
above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. It's Reserve/on/off.

The magneto shutof valve (12V electrically operated) is located
usually just after the fuel tap with a wire to your master cylinder
brake light switch and one to ground. Both are aluminum colored. This
one cuts the fuel when the key is off.

John
 
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alaskanamphi@gci.net

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Re: Re: Gas shutoff valve(s)

Thanks John, I guess I don't have a magneto shut off valve. My fuel line comes
right
out of the fuel tap shut off valve. I'll have to chech and see if it is up
stream
between the tap valve and tank.

Craig in Alaska
Red 66

----- Original Message -----
From: "a_colo_native <minnow@amphicar.net>" <minnow@amphicar.net>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 11:01 am
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Gas shutoff valve(s)

> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, alaskanamphi@g... wrote:
> > Where is this magneto shut off valve located? Is it at the carb
> or
> the fuel pump?
> > What does it look like?... I'm not sure if I have one or not. I
> do
> have the manual
> > valve and it works fine. :)
>
> Craig,
>
> The fuel tap is mounted to the fitting below your tank and it will
> have a "L" shaped handle that extends inside below the dash just
> above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. It's Reserve/on/off.
>
> The magneto shutof valve (12V electrically operated) is located
> usually just after the fuel tap with a wire to your master
> cylinder
> brake light switch and one to ground. Both are aluminum colored.
> This
> one cuts the fuel when the key is off.
>
> John
>
>
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a_colo_native

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, alaskanamphi@g... wrote:
> Thanks John, I guess I don't have a magneto shut off valve. My fuel
line comes right
> out of the fuel tap shut off valve. I'll have to chech and see if
it is up stream
> between the tap valve and tank.
>
> Craig in Alaska
> Red 66

Your tap is screwed directly to a left handed thread in the bottom of
your tank, so up stream *is* your tank! :) There is a pic of John
Friese's steering brace (files section) that shows the magneto valve
in the lower left corner where the bottom of his brace is bolted to.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/amphicar-lovers/files/Steering%
20Brace%205.jpg
 
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alaskanamphi@gci.net

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Re: Re: Gas shutoff valve(s)

Thanks again John.
After looking at that pic I know now my Amphi does not have a magneto shut off
valve.
It must have been removed in the past. Sounds like something I should replace...

Craig in Alaska
Red 66

----- Original Message -----
From: "a_colo_native <minnow@amphicar.net>" <minnow@amphicar.net>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 12:34 pm
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Gas shutoff valve(s)

> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, alaskanamphi@g... wrote:
> > Thanks John, I guess I don't have a magneto shut off valve. My
> fuel
> line comes right
> > out of the fuel tap shut off valve. I'll have to chech and see
> if
> it is up stream
> > between the tap valve and tank.
> >
> > Craig in Alaska
> > Red 66
>
> Your tap is screwed directly to a left handed thread in the bottom
> of
> your tank, so up stream *is* your tank! :) There is a pic of John
> Friese's steering brace (files section) that shows the magneto
> valve
> in the lower left corner where the bottom of his brace is bolted
> to.
>
> http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/amphicar-lovers/files/Steering%
> 20Brace%205.jpg
>
>
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