SE6/6a/6b/MB & TVR S3 FuelCap

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Post by mick_gaugh » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:13 pm

I'm looking to guage how many people would be interested in these caps (New)..



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Post by greenmeanie » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:28 am

Hi Do you plan to make as original or with key lock if poss fitted
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Post by MikeT » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:44 am

Hi,

Good idea - I might be interested depending on cost and if it was lockable.

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Post by Gemini Bob » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:23 pm

Depending on price, I too would be interested in a lockable cap


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Post by mick_gaugh » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:29 pm

Hi All,

There may be a possibility of having the caps re-manufactured but it's a numbers game as usual, This project is in conjunction with some of the TVR lads via Pistonheads.

Where are we with the project-

It appears that the three main cap faults are loose worn hinge pins, chrome finish on cap either bubbles or the brass comes through and wear on the trigger face.

It seems people want a stainless steel cap and trigger and if possible a key lock fitted to the cap as well,if you are interested please say so we can guage interest, just bear in mind this new cap won't be a tenner but it will be a buy once only

All we are after at the moment are numbers because the
tooling cost can't be offset without some idea of the .production run.

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Post by 6sabre » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:59 pm

I posed the same question on the yahoo forum last year....lots of people want one if its cheap!! Realistically I guess you have to be willing to go £100-150 to get them made. I didnt quite understand the thinking as rechroming an old cap will cost about £50, [plus your time] but they want a new one for the same??? I am constantly amazed by some of the thinking on prices....buy a bit for a eurobox and compare prices then!!!

I tried a few places for alloy ones, and one place who reproduced a mk1 Lotus elise said they ran into problems of H&S and current regs etc. In the end I think they didnt want to do it and used that sphericals as an excuse as I would have thought making to an original spec would not be an issue?? I got fed up trying to find soemone in India, so had a good secondhand one rechromed...I'll see how it goes.

I have a tatty spare cap if anyone needs a pattern to send to anyone.


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Post by Corky » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:50 am

Mick, I've read through the discussion on piston heads.

If they are likely to be around £100 for a Stainless version with a lock, I definately want one.

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Post by mactum » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:10 am

Hi guys,

I just noticed a new answer on Pistonheads regarding the fuel filler cap.
The price for a nice stainless steel fuel filler cap in 318 stainless steel is
£ 100,- if there are enough orders. Sounds good!!

It is very interesting and I have asked if it would be possible to set up a list of required quantities and on what quantity the price can come down. There are Scimitar, TVR and Sunbeam Rapier owners who could be very interested in this stainless steel item.

See this link: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... %20Caps%20!!!!!!


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Post by Terry H » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:33 am

Hi All,
I would be interested in a locking cap as well. Like Steve I've read through the piston heads thread, and following it on Yahoo, but there seems to be no mention of what models of Scimitar they will fit (except on Yahoo under the heading SE6 series). I could be wrong but I think the cap on the 5 series and the 6 series are different, ie: the cap on the 5 wont fit the 6. I'm not sure which of our models the TVR one fitted either. I have a 1976 SE6.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:51 am

Terry, The 5 series cap is entirely different from the 6 series. This thread (as per the subject heading) relates to the 6 series one.

All, I personally suspect that there will be more demand for a non-locking (i.e. as per original) version. Certainly in my case the only car I would consider spending 100 GBP on a filler cap would be the show one.

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Post by mick_gaugh » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:45 pm

Hi All,

Here's an update on where we are with the Fuel Cap, I have found a suitable manufacturer in China and he has used one of my own caps as a guide for pricing and tooling costs. (which I now have)

I have now had the initial costings and I feel the project can be financially viable however it will require a serious commitment up front to cover tooling costs.

They are happier to COPY the original cap exactly (not in stainless).

Many people have contacted me saying count me in but the quality is all important "which I agree with" However this leaves me personally with a real dilemma, I would need to go to China to sign off the new cap for dimensions and quality, my problem is how can I guarantee there will be no pittting etc in the first 12/24/36/48/60 months.

I am now pondering on what is the best way forward but I'm sure we have gone to far for it to just die a death.

Anyone volunteering for a trip to China (4 days) Oh and of course you need to sign off the new cap!! :lol:

I will update everyone further very soon .

All the best

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Post by mick_gaugh » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:20 pm

Hi All,

Here's an update on where we are with the fuel cap saga-

New Stainless Steel complete cap assembly ready for the green light, item would be manufactured from top quality Stainless as build quality is paramount manufactured in Asia. we ideally need 100 takers in total , the TVR crew have approx 50. Someone independent would hold a deposit approx £35 (non returnable) Total price £95 and I would fund the tooling / manufacture / bulk purchase and delivery.

At the end of the day it's a numbers game and I'm not being stung again!!

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Post by Corky » Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:30 pm

Mick, please put me down for one.

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Re: SE6/6a/6b/MB & TVR S3 FuelCap

Post by Corky » Sun May 16, 2010 12:04 am

Does anyone know where this project is up to. Just wondering whether to have my cap re-chromed or buy a new one if they are now available.


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Re: SE6/6a/6b/MB & TVR S3 FuelCap

Post by mick_gaugh » Sun May 16, 2010 8:43 am

Hi Steve,

The project fell apart as one of the TVR specialists found thirty cap faces, triggers and bases which effectively killed off the cap uptake. Should you be after a cap please PM me as I may be able to help you. :wink:

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