Anyone got the metal clip from a Fordson fuel tap?

Hi all,
I'm looking for the metal clip which secures the rotating part of the fuel tap on a Fordson Super Major. I haven't actually seen the clip, but
judging from the body of the tap it's a ring of spring steel about 5/8" in diameter with both ends turned inwards where they meet. Anyone know what this part is called and where I might get one? Suggestions would be appreciated.
Many thanks,
Chris
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Christopher Tidy wrote:

Perhaps I should clarify: I imagine it's a ring of spring steel wire - perhaps 1/16" wire - with the diameter of the ring being 5/8".
Or maybe it isn't. I'm just guessing. Maybe a Fordson expert here can tell me exactly what the part looks like and what it's called?
Chris
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Why not use a circlip from a small piston or propshaft u/j or make one from one coil cut out of a 5/8" diameter spring.
Martin
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Oily wrote:

I guess I could. But whether I could cut and bend a spring accurately to make the clip I don't know.
I now wonder if the clip isn't quite as I imagined. I found this Fordson fuel tap for sale on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item "0025625554
Now it doesn't look like there's a clip around the outside of the tap body in that picture. Perhaps the clip fits inside the tap body and has a couple of protrusions which hold the plastic part of the tap in place?
Maybe I should just buy the one on eBay, but it's against my inclinations because it seems like it should be an easy fix.
Best wishes,
Chris
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I've just had a look at the one on ebay and to me it looks like the wire clip is shaped like one of those 'lemon' clips and the protrusions spring out into those slots?
Martin
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Oily wrote:
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Probably so. Any idea where I might get one?
Best wishes,
Chris
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spring
Maybe collar some tractor types at one of the shows or ploughing matches, I've seen stalls at autojumbles dedicated to tractor spares, but it should be easy to make with 2 pairs of small pliers (like the snipe nosed variety), some springy wire and some patience. ;-)
Martin
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On Thu, 19 Oct 2006 19:20:33 +0000, Christopher Tidy
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I don't know, but I know a man who might............ Try http://www.old20.com /
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Brian Dominic wrote:
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Thanks. I've e-mailed him.
Best wishes,
Chris
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Well, I decided to buy a new fuel tap as I couldn't find the "lemon" clip anywhere...
I'm glad I did actually. While fitting the new tap I discovered that the old tap only allowed the fuel to be delivered slowly - whether it was fully open or fully closed!
A blocked up filter meant that the fuel couldn't be delivered quickly, and a damaged seal meant that you couldn't stop the flow completely. So all in all the old tap was well and truly busted!
Best wishes,
Chris
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Yeah - the tank on my Mk15 Villiers is the same. The engine runs out of steam after about six or seven minutes. I thought it was the condenser or coil, but no, simply the tap hole partially blocked. It would help if the filter gauze was in place, but it's long gone, of course!
Regards,
Kim Siddorn,
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