On The Outside Looking In
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Works & Plays Well with Others (Sometimes)
Motorcycle: THE SRADIATOR
Re: making my own petcock
In my eyes...you already "look like a self inflicted retard" but if that's part of your normal learning curve, so be it.
The petcocks biggest problem seems to be they get frozen from the knob staying in 1 place (on position) for too long.
When you go to turn the vale to reserve/prime, it shears off the plastic nibs inside that engage the knob to spin it.
I would have moved that to the prime position for free flowing fuel then installed a "T" fitting with an in line fuel shut off as seen in those eBay auctions.
Obviously you have the mechanical aptitude as you have disassembled and presumably reassembled your carbs correctly.
While you motivation may be in the right place, your choice of hardware is not.
All those joining points lend themselves to leaks not to mention the physical space that monstrosity takes up.
Necessity, they say, is a mother and this is case in point I suppose.
Hope that helps and if not...Just call me "Nancy"