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Le Mans Flip-Top Fuel Filler Cap - 37-1406

37-1406
Le Mans style cap. 3- 1/2 ". Sold Per: Each
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Originally manufactured in England by the Enots company, no one is quite sure of the original date these types of caps began to appear on automotive applications. We have seen advertisements in car magazines dating back to 1937 making them one of the oldest automotive components still in current use. They will always be associated with famous competition cars of the sixties- twin Monza type caps on the rallying Mini Coopers and single large Aston caps on Cobras and others. As with all great designs they are timeless and certainly do not look out of place on modern-day machinery.

With its quick-release action, the Aston cap was used primarily as a fuel filler cap on sports racing cars before dry break systems became compulsory for international racing. The actual catch/latch mechanism has been simplified over the years and to satisfy contemporary safety regulations further modifications are likely. A "roller" catch is standard and utilizes a round cylinder over the tang; the length of the release lever is increased as well. The roller version was used on original Cobras and is very popular for building replicas. Caps are supplied in vented form. Caps are designed to screw-on to threaded brass collars, or chrome-plated brass bolt-on flanges for direct tank or remote to tank mounting.

Supplied with undrilled mounting flange which must be drilled to suit the application. The mounting flange is 5-1/4" in diameter. Customers must also fabricate the gasket between the flange and the car body.

This is a case where quality shows. What sets these apart are the details like a spring-loaded rubber gasket. The pins on which the cover hinges and the roller clasp operates are stainless steel. The spring for the clasp is, likewise, stainless. This with the alloy cast body nets a rust-free part.

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Note: This item replaces part number 17-1406.

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  • 1.6 lbs.
  • W5.5000” x H3.0000” x L5.5000”

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