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  • feddy

    US Member - 1 Year
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    #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.


    Tom

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    #245236

    It sounds like you’ve figured out the problem. Can you post a photo of the gas cap?

    T


    The Boat House


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    #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.
    Tubs

    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    feddy

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    #245284

    Here are the photos of the gas cap 1926 Super G Elto

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    IMG_4613-1

    IMG_4612-1

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    The Boat House


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    #245289



    I’m not positive but I suspect you have the
    same innards as the cap I posted except
    yours is pressed together.
    Tubs

    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    feddy

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    #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.


    The Boat House


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    #245321




    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    feddy

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    #245371

    Thank you, I will try the Evapo-rust.


    feddy

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    #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.


    The Boat House


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    #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.
    Tubs

    You're only as smart as the person you're talking to.


    feddy

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    #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?


    fifty20ne

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    feddy

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    #246784

    Thank you, I will look into this.

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