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I have bought few repo parts for my pump I'm redoing. As a lot of it was either missing or just to bad to reuse
Mainly the parts above the jar base
One of the parts I bought is a cap of sorts that has wings
I have always assumed it went onto the non threaded end of the u shape tube. But I have recently been told that it goes ont9 the bras regulator tube??
Being mine was missing. I have no ideal


I also thought that on top of the brass tube. Was a flat disc that went onto it. With a coupler that held it to the tube

If anyone can share some insight. And perhaps some detailed pics. Would be very helpfull

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Pic of the wing part that I asked about in first question

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I have no idea what that winged part is you bought, and I thought I knew Mae Wests as I've restored like 5 of them over the years. That first picture is mine from ebay, if you need that part I can give you a deal off ebay. That goes on top of the brass tube like you have in the pictures but you need the tapered part.


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Your winged piece goes on the fill pipe and had two floats that would indicate "to car" or "to storage"

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Originally Posted by Morgan
Your winged piece goes on the fill pipe and had two floats that would indicate "to car" or "to storage"
That makes sense, I've never had that in any of the ones I've restored. Seems highly "skippable".

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Here is a repo of the float body. Originals were hollow with a cork insert that would float, thus, changing from car to storage. The recessed area on this one is where the message would appear. This photo is one I recast years ago and never got around to machining for the cork insert.

I've never had a Fry 17 or 117 that didn't have these. Maybe a regional thing?

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The 17s did not all have the winged attachment. The cap you purchased has not been machined fully to accept the float attachments. My 17 had the flat cap like the one pictured above.

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This is the floats that were used on the part that you call the wings. They would have a small hole on each side to mount them with a cotter pin.

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Anyone have a clear pic of the floats mounted on the wings and the wing part mounted as in operational use?


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Originally Posted by Paul Bell
I have no idea what that winged part is you bought, and I thought I knew Mae Wests as I've restored like 5 of them over the years. That first picture is mine from ebay, if you need that part I can give you a deal off ebay. That goes on top of the brass tube like you have in the pictures but you need the tapered part.

I think I could probably make the tappered part. Or at least something to mount it to the brass


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you showed the part that holds the floats just need two small holes drilled in it

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Does anyone repo the floats?


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Here is the original part from a 17

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The floats are mounted on the inside of the hollow part that says car and they will float up and it will say storage. Its a flat cork thats mounted in the hollow part. These were on
5 Gallon Fry Pumps

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Originally Posted by gaspumpfrank
The floats are mounted on the inside of the hollow part that says car and they will float up and it will say storage. Its a flat cork thats mounted in the hollow part. These were on
5 Gallon Fry Pumps

It's a flat cork with a thin aluminum piece covering one face. The wording was screened on the aluminum. If I remember correctly, the aluminum was attached at the corners with short brass tacks or nails.

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