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Peter Sandmeier

Switzerland
8 Posts

Posted - 20/03/2020 :  21:12:07  Show Profile
Is this set up in the picture below the original fuel tap above the passengers feet room? I can't understand how the reserve works. I would expect a possibility for on - off - and reserve. The tap obviously only turns on/off the upper fuel line. I have an additional tap on the fuel line just before the carburettor, but this is obviously not original and of course I need to open the bonnet every time.
What was the original MG M fuel tap solution?







g waiting

United Kingdom
493 Posts

Posted - 20/03/2020 :  21:52:23  Show Profile
My, my a genuine plumbers nightmare. Completely wrong but I suspect the bit that screws into the tank was once on an M before it was butchered. I donít have an original but will see if I can arrange a photo of the real thing to be posted.
Garry
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sam christie

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 20/03/2020 :  22:31:11  Show Profile
I don't think the M-type had a reserve. This was the valve which came off my M-type and I feel it was the original fitting without any special plumbing. I did not trust it.





I used this OHC Minor valve which allows a reserve and I had this for a while. It seemed like a good idea.





As you can see, it leaked and rather than take any chances I replaced it with a modern valve which has given no trouble.


Sam
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LewPalmer

USA
2591 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  02:11:01  Show Profile
Sam's first photo shows exactly the one I found on 2M1281.

Lew Palmer
PA1169, 2M1281
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Blue M

United Kingdom
1080 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  07:09:03  Show Profile
None of these are anything like the original. I'll see if I can find mine to photograph. The M does have a reserve.

Edited by - Blue M on 21/03/2020 07:10:15
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sam christie

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  09:55:53  Show Profile
Ian, I stand corrected. This is from page one of the Manual.





So there was a reserve. The obvious choice of tap to do this would have been the type used on the OHC Minor which was something like this.







Sam
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Peter Sandmeier

Switzerland
8 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2020 :  14:33:57  Show Profile
thanks everyone. Ian, a picture of the original would be great
Peter
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Fred Boothby

United Kingdom
260 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2020 :  10:24:17  Show Profile
Hopefully I have attached a photograph of an original M type fuel tap. Made by Enots , the 'main' is the usual push-pull sliding unit , and reserve is accessed by moving the lever towards the RES marking , and this aligns the tiny holes at the bottom of the pipe.
Well I would have attached a photograph, but I haven't a clue how to do it . A little help from someone conversant with modern machinery would be useful.
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Fred Boothby

United Kingdom
260 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2020 :  11:19:45  Show Profile




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Fred Boothby

United Kingdom
260 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2020 :  11:20:48  Show Profile
Many thanks . Finally got there . Fred
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Peter Sandmeier

Switzerland
8 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2020 :  13:34:48  Show Profile
thanks Fred, that is perfect. Does anyone have an idea where I could purchase on of these original m-type fuel taps.
Peter
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Drolshagen

Germany
494 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2020 :  15:13:07  Show Profile
Hi Peter,

here

https://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/categories/vintage-car-parts-taps-pipe-and-fittings-taps-in-line

cheers
Carl
J2 4362
L2 2036
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sam christie

United Kingdom
2444 Posts

Posted - 23/03/2020 :  12:30:42  Show Profile

Do Vintage Supplies offer a tap the same as the example on the left with a reserve option?






Sam
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Blue M

United Kingdom
1080 Posts

Posted - 23/03/2020 :  13:08:27  Show Profile
I've always assumed this is the right tap but really I've no way of knowing except that everything seems right about it. It has the advantage of not having any Cork parts so it doesn't leak. Much like a radiator tap.








Edited by - Blue M on 23/03/2020 13:12:03
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