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Re: RE: Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap

Post by type21f » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:29 am

Bally wrote:
Bally wrote:This shows it well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7636148@N06/8676935943/

If anyone knows a source of this type of connection (or what it is called so I can do a targeted search please :) )

Also, how was the gas bottle secured in the engine bay?

Cheers,

Dave
As to securing the gas bottle on the bottle tray...
You have an early bus with the round impression on the LHS?
With the bridging low psnel between wheel arch and trisngular support?
This has a notched cut out in thr bottom edge..suggested to allow hard gap pipe run?

The lefy hand panel is called the bottle tray... Lots of debate about if bottles were ever intended to be carried here..but I reckon VW designed to hold gas bottle.. calor gas propane gas?

Have seen pictures of plywood former cut to match shape of bottle gas panel.
Was one on fb...these have a large round hole in them..for the gas bottle to sit in.
This would stop the bottle sliding about and causing damage.
The design of the old gas bottles has a curcular web/foot welded on the bottom to get the pressurised container sitting up off the surface/ ground.
You could make one of these and sit it up from the panel by having three or four pieces of the same thickness wood strip sitting on the bottle tray panel.
You may also then want to add a bottle strap half way up the bottle strung from the over engine upright support web on the wheel tub.
I have mused with having the bottle in the engine bay and having the gas bottle regulator feeding to a multi tap control for three lines.
One to gas tap on front cupboard, one to tap mounted on forward facing rear furniture.

Whilst I know the picture posted above shows tap mounted on rear valance pointing out of the engine bay...I would be tempted to mount it on tge side of the web panel out if the way..with an on off tap..
Ome less thing to undo to remove the valance

Just my thoughts..
G
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Re: RE: Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap

Post by type21f » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:31 am

Bally wrote:
Bally wrote:This shows it well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7636148@N06/8676935943/

If anyone knows a source of this type of connection (or what it is called so I can do a targeted search please :) )

Also, how was the gas bottle secured in the engine bay?

Cheers,

Dave
As to securing the gas bottle on the bottle tray...
You have an early bus with the round impression on the LHS?
With the bridging low psnel between wheel arch and trisngular support?
This has a notched cut out in thr bottom edge..suggested to allow hard gap pipe run?

The lefy hand panel is called the bottle tray... Lots of debate about if bottles were ever intended to be carried here..but I reckon VW designed to hold gas bottle.. calor gas propane gas?

Have seen pictures of plywood former cut to match shape of bottle gas panel.
Was one on fb...these have a large round hole in them..for the gas bottle to sit in.
This would stop the bottle sliding about and causing damage.
The design of the old gas bottles has a curcular web/foot welded on the bottom to get the pressurised container sitting up off the surface/ ground.
You could make one of these and sit it up from the panel by having three or four pieces of the same thickness wood strip sitting on the bottle tray panel.
You may also then want to add a bottle strap half way up the bottle strung from the over engine upright support web on the wheel tub.
I have mused with having the bottle in the engine bay and having the gas bottle regulator feeding to a multi tap control for three lines.
One to gas tap on front cupboard, one to tap mounted on forward facing rear furniture.

Whilst I know the picture posted above shows tap mounted on rear valance pointing out of the engine bay...I would be tempted to mount it on tge side of the web panel out if the way..with an on off tap..
Ome less thing to undo to remove the valance

Just my thoughts..
G
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Re: RE: Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap

Post by type21f » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:32 am

Bally wrote:
Bally wrote:This shows it well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7636148@N06/8676935943/

If anyone knows a source of this type of connection (or what it is called so I can do a targeted search please :) )

Also, how was the gas bottle secured in the engine bay?

Cheers,

Dave
As to securing the gas bottle on the engine bay on the bottle tray...
You have an early bus with the round impression on the LHS?
With the bridging low panel between wheel arch and triangular support?
This has a notched cut out in the bottom edge..suggested to allow hard gap pipe run?
But picture looks to show it coming out hslf way down..
Not looked too closely..



The left hand panel is called the bottle tray... Lots of debate about if bottles were ever intended to be carried here.. but I reckon VW designed to hold gas bottle.. calor gas? Or propane gas?

Have seen pictures of plywood former cut to match shape of bottle gas panel from Devon snd Canterbury Pitt?
Was one on shown on facebook SSBC page..these have a large round hole in them..for the gas bottle to sit in.
This would stop the bottle sliding about and causing damage.
The design of the old gas bottles has a circular web/foot welded on the bottom to get the pressurised container sitting up off the surface/ ground to dtop damage or corrosion wear.
You could make one of these wooden position formers and sit it up from the panel by having three or four pieces of the same thickness wood strip glued on the bottom surface to sit on the bottle tray panel.
You may also then want to add a bottle strap half way up the bottle strung from the over engine upright support on the wheel tub.
I have mused with having the bottle in the engine bay and having the gas bottle regulator feeding to a multi tap control for three lines.
One to switchsble gas tap on front cupboard, one to switchable tap mounted on forward facing rear furniture and one to reat outlet..

Whilst I know the picture posted above shows tap mounted on rear valance pointing out of the engine bay...I would be tempted to mount it further back on the side of the web panel out if the way..with an on off tap..
I believe it was originally mounted in this position to STOP you being able to connect a flexible hose and run anything whilst moving..
It has no tap and looks to rely on a control tap further up the hard line or the regularor being switched on and off.
Maybe has my comment of a multi supply block of taps !
Julian? monkey knuts?.pictures please..G

One less thing to undo to remove the valance

Just my thoughts..
G
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by type21f » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:36 am

Picture of chromed gas tap I am looking for in this thread..

viewtopic.php?t=107096

Rear tap
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Also picture of gas hose coming out of engine bay?

Image

Seen a few likely solutions..
Misded those sold by jonnelly long time ago..
Who bought?
Did they use?
Still looking..

Found modern three was manifold with fulham nozzle inlet from gas bottle regulator on eBay.. several suppliers to feed 8mm hard lines...and blsnking plug.
Would be fine mounted out of the way behind the web panel.
Do different knobs with coloured inserts could be seen for switching.
Still looking for identical round footed chromed taps.
G
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by Bally » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:57 am

Happy bus is away having some cosmetic work done and were waiting to hear the extent of work required for it to comply over here. Rules are different, very different so just waiting on interpretation of paperwork to see what needs to be done to get it on the road - some work will be done to make it drive better and be safer overall too... Won't be finished before xmas which is apparently only 10 days away. Weather is hot followed by cold/hot/cold/hot etc etc - that's Melbourne for you.

Will update pics when appropriate.

Have you received your surprise xmas gift yet?

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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by type21f » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:42 pm

Ah.... not yet but it is a long way for pigeon post!.LOL
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap

Post by type21f » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:07 pm

clymoj wrote:I have spare chromed but with a two screw T-base instead of the round plate. Otherwise identical. I think I sent you photos once upon a long time ago.
So yes please two off if you have spare
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by type21f » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:00 pm

Still looking
Found footed versions.. bought some..
Looking for round based versions..

Anyone have any to sell?

Next puzzle is plumbing 8mm and 6mm on the same system.

G
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by type21f » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:13 am

Still looking ...for 62 correct gas taps
Have Fulham Nozzle into brass block.
Examination shows all machined and the foot is just brazed on.
Asking Andy the machinist for quote to machine some out of square section brass.
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by Bally » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:31 pm

Any progress on this Graham?


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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by type21f » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:40 pm

None so far ---- Have been hunting to see if I can find any made but going over to see my machinist friend at the week end!
Doing a wedding and starting from his farm based site!
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by Bally » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:08 pm

Cool. Good luck!


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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by type21f » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:58 am

Anyone?
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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by Bally » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:00 am

I'm giving up Graham. Too much red tape to install a period correct item so I'll just use a portable gas bottle with modern hose and fittings


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Re: WTB Devon Gas Tap WTB

Post by type21f » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:45 am

I am still looking LOL!



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