different Tilley ex4

Discussion in 'EX4-EX100-EX93' started by outback boy, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. outback boy

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    Hello to all, a few days ago during the post Juan had on his Tilley ex 100 i think it was, stand to be corrected, i mentioned about a Tilley EX4 I have with a different type control cock seeming to have a soldered in pick up, [factory] you be the judge, but to my inspection it does not appear to be a home adaption,but many on this site have far greater knowledge, thanks Frank

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    Looks to have a later control cock fitted
    The EX4 I have did have the plainer valve soldered straight into tank not threaded either no strainer or pip but a soldered in brass pick up direct into bottom of valve .Yours looks to have the original control cock removed and a threaded bush fitted to take a later control cock .
    Just my thoughts
    Bob .
     
  3. outback boy

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    thanks for your input Bob,i would like to see another EX4 or even 100 to compare it with, but it looks like i have to solder in another pickup to make it work, Frank
     
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    My observations would be, never seen a hex fitting on a Tilley yet all are circular with multiple grooves (for sealing) and they always had what I can best describe as a blind hole to suit the c/cock with fuel pipe to the bottom of tank.
    To make it workable find a spare GF cock with gauze in solder a short brass tube over filter section & a plug to reduce to p/up tube size thus still having a fine strainer for fuel.
    use Teflon thread tape on cock as that hex thing isn't ever going to seal properly with normal cock washer.
     
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    Here is a photo of my spare EX4 showing soldered valve with pick up no bush in tank direct soldering into top of tank . 1396785774-EX4_009.JPG
     
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  6. outback boy

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    thanks for the good fix advice Graham, and the picture of your spare lamp to compare Bob, it certainly cannot be factory, as you say all tilleys have a grooved seat for sealing, cheers Frank
     
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    Here is photo`s of EX 100 control cock socket , 1396837034-DSCF3497_opt.jpg

    And control cock on EX4
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    Hope this helps GP
     
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  8. Maurice Snowdon

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    Hello,

    Here is a look at an original control cock. Also some pictures of of my restoration. The wire frame is new with a pair of PL53 nuts. The shade also new and as yet unpainted.

    Maurice.
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  9. outback boy

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    hello Maurice, thank you for the pics along with the other guys, after viewing all the pictures there is no doubt someone has fixed a threaded receptor into the original opening, but bob gave me some good advice for a fix, love your before and after restoration Maurice, hope mine comes up as well, regards Frank
     

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