Retract filling valve

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Retract filling valve

Postby Mike altham » January 12th, 2012, 12:46 pm

I am in need of two filling valves but I would like them to be the same as my first one.

It is from Unitracts and just utilises a standard tyre inflator adaptor.

Does anyone know where I cand get these adaptors so I can make my own fill valves

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Mike

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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby Rob Buckley » January 12th, 2012, 1:02 pm

Mike,

If it's just the standard car type stem, your local tyre fitting place should have a big plie of old ones they've taken out to sell people new ones.

I'm sure they'd let you have a couple

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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby Mike altham » January 12th, 2012, 3:08 pm

Hi mate

Do they have a threaded end on the other end as I would need to screw it into a ali block

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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby John Rickett » January 12th, 2012, 5:32 pm

Mike,
The Unitract fittings have a festo connector at one end and a Schraeder fitting at the other. By using the supplied nuts the fitting can be fixed to a ply or aluminium plate. Unitracts is still in business, albeit on reduced hours, so couldn't you get the proper things and save yourself some trouble?
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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby Rob Buckley » January 12th, 2012, 6:28 pm

As I recall, the tyre valves are brass & threaded along their whole length once the moulded rubber is cut off.

I was going to suggest Unitracts, but I though that was a bit obvious & would be bordering on facetious!

Phil Clarke at Fighteraces sells them too.
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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby John Rickett » January 12th, 2012, 8:31 pm

Rob,
When you get to my age, stating the obvious and being facetious bcome natural!

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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby Rob Buckley » January 12th, 2012, 9:44 pm

Saying nuffink... 8-)
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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby Martin Waller » January 30th, 2012, 11:27 am

I have recently bought one from Unitracts.

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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby Martin Waller » January 30th, 2012, 11:28 am

I have recently bought one from Unitracts.

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Re: Retract filling valve

Postby Mike altham » January 30th, 2012, 11:07 pm

Hi guys

Got two from Phil at fighter aces.

Removed the small nipple and the inner of the valve tapped the end 5 mm and fitted a 4 mm festo fitting.

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