August 20, 2021 at 12:25 pm #245232
Help, I am a member of AOMC and I submitted a question a few days ago but I didn’t get any responses. I have a 1926 Elto Super G and I can start it with the gas cap screwed on but in a matter of seconds it seems to be starving for gas. I can take the gas cap off and it runs well. My question is on the 26 model, it seems that there is no vent in the gas cap. Any suggestions? I have cleaned carburetor and made sure copper lines are open. It has to be in the gas tank venting.
US Member - 2 Years
Topics: 46August 20, 2021 at 1:51 pm #245236
It sounds like you’ve figured out the problem. Can you post a photo of the gas cap?
TAugust 20, 2021 at 11:14 pm #245245
Here is what is in there. Its likely the ball and
check valve are rusty and has locked the valve
shut. If you can back the cover out a half a turn
and squirt some penetrating oil in the holes on
the side you should get it to free up. Here are
a few options to back the cover out. You may
have a better idea. Best solution though is to
take it apart and clean it out.
You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.August 21, 2021 at 10:57 pm #245289
I’m not positive but I suspect you have the
same innards as the cap I posted except
yours is pressed together.
You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.August 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm #245309
As far as the gas cap venting, it appears that the inner dome of that cap may be soldered in there and thus no vent. This may have been done by a previous owner but there are no vent holes anywhere except where maybe the 1/16″ brass rod in the center may have swiveled previously but not now.August 22, 2021 at 10:24 pm #245321
You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.August 23, 2021 at 10:37 pm #245371
Thank you, I will try the Evapo-rust.August 28, 2021 at 12:34 pm #245628
Thank you for mentioning the Evapo-Rust, It did free up the brass rod in the center. The brass rod now swivels and goes up and down. Apparently it gets its air around the brass rod on this model, I can push the rod up and down through the cap. I suspect that back in 1926 they tried different ways of venting on these motors until they found something that worked good.August 29, 2021 at 9:16 am #245674
Glad that worked out for you and thanks you
for posting your result. Most don’t. Its really
helpful when making suggestions to someone
else who is struggling with the same issue.
You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.September 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm #246736
I would like to paint the flywheel and gas tank with a paint that the gasoline don’t streak. This is for my silver 1926 SupereG Elto. Any ideas?
US Member - 1 Year
Topics: 62September 16, 2021 at 2:14 pm #246751
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