The brass hose fitting on the side of my steel carbide tank has a ball in it. Is this correct or has someone put a tire pump fitting on it?
I have spent several hours going over the great Carbide information here but can't find the outlet fitting discussed.
Thanks in advance.
First I can't say if it is original or not.
However I can't see a problem with using it, and maybe a small advantage in that it could prevent a "flash back"into the generator. Consider on start up you have a really volatile mixture until the air is expelled
Thanks Les. I can't blow much air through it either way so I think I'll take it out. This tank has had many repairs.
Perhaps others will give their views.
What kind of generator do you have?
The fitting coming out of the side of my generator is an open tube.
Ken in Texas
It is a Jno Brown steel one.
103 years ago mine might have but there is none now and i fail to see the need?
FWIW, Jno. Brown steel generator on my '13 - outlet is a straight tube.
Much thanks. I will take the ball out and put it in a drawer.
It is so nice to get answers and have the other information the forum has to offer. How did we get by 50 years ago without it?
We made a lot of mistakes ! (But we had fun making 'em !! )
Yes, the 60's and 70's were particularly magical and T's were more fun than a barrel of monkey wrenches. We did find ways to make them run but what a difference knowing more about them.
I'm especially enjoying the prosperity of the last 50+ years of Model T "research" now I have a T again. This forum has been a wonderful source of information, and a great pleasure for me. I'm pretty sure that will continue to be the case !