Tagged: Gas Valve
Does anyone know where i can purchase a below tank fuel on/off/reserve valve as shown below?
What you are looking for is a 3-way valve, similar to what I had on some old motorcycles (off – main – reserve). My first thought was a Model A fuel valve, but it is only a 2-way and would not provide the reserve setting. You will need one that does NOT draw from both tanks at the same time. I did find a number of 3-way brass valves on the Internet; West Marine has a 3/8 valve for boating with 2 fuel tanks and this may work for you. I am not familiar with what the one on your Pierce should look like, but this one can be adapted to a longer operating rod. Amazon also has a selection of these fuel valves – but I would suggest a 3/8 valve instead of 1/4 inch, so the engine won’t starve in a long or heavy pull. Below is a picture of the West Marine valve. Best of luck, Herb
Thanks for the information Herb. I do have a vintage valve that uses the lower +- 3″ of the fuel tank. I am not an artist by ne means but it looks similar to my drawing below. The only problem is that I cant use the factory original control mounted to the frame because there are two valves, one on each side of the valve body. I will continue my quest for something that will control on/off/res from one side of the valve body. I am finding out that everything on this rare 28′ Fleet Arrow Wagon Truck is challenging to find but also rewarding.