I was the other lister complaining about the fitting used by Jorge on his
tanks. It is not compatible with an original fuel line ending fitting. To
use the fitting on Jorge's tank, you have to get a modern compression
fitting from your local hardware store and change out the end fitting on the
fuel line to accept the new compression fitting. IMHO not as safe or strong
as the original style factory fitting but unless you want to mess with the
fitting on the new tank, your only option is to modify or replace the
original fuel line.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Loftus" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Jim Parish" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: fuel tank saga
> Maybe not "operator error". I recall another lister complaining that
> Jorge's tanks came with tapered threads, not straight threads. They called
> him about it but was told tapered is correct and he has sold hundreds of
> tanks and
> no one ever complained (well .. except for him since he was calling).
> So maybe I'm wrong but here's what my tank fittings look like on an
> original BJ7 tank.
> (I have two tanks exactly like this .. straight threads)
> Perhaps there's a difference for other models but not sure what you have.
> For new lines I would check with Doug Reid who produces fuel and brake
> Hopefully others will chime in with their findings on the straight vs.
> tapered threads.