Blanking caps for Fox 14

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Chrisrjwood
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Blanking caps for Fox 14

Post by Chrisrjwood » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:49 pm

Hi, has anyone got any spare balnking caps for a vintage Uffa Fox 14 buoyancy tanks?

I think they are 7/8 BSF but not sure, any advice?
Chrisrjwood
Uffa Fox I14 K500 Zeus
Fairey I14 Maelstrom K680
Jollyboat J325 Serendipity
Rouse I14 'Brown Trousers' K1094
Kirby 7 I14 Last Chance K1120
Penultimate I14 K1337
Pegasus 187 'Fan'
Uffa Fox I14 Nymph K524 (under restoration)

chris
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Re: Blanking caps for Fox 14

Post by chris » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:18 pm

I’m missing them on mine too. If all else fails I’ll turn a set.

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Re: Blanking caps for Fox 14

Post by Chrisrjwood » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:54 pm

We'll have to use corks!


I think they might be 7/8" BSF on Zeus K500 although the caps from Nymph K524 don't fit, too small or wrong thread, not sure yet. Both Uffa 14's and pretty close in build date. '47 and '49.

I keep trying to find a nut that will screw on so I can either get some made or buy something that will fit.

Difficult to get a thread gauge internally...

Any suggestions on thread size?

Probably see you at Hunts, what about Rickmansworth?
Chrisrjwood
Uffa Fox I14 K500 Zeus
Fairey I14 Maelstrom K680
Jollyboat J325 Serendipity
Rouse I14 'Brown Trousers' K1094
Kirby 7 I14 Last Chance K1120
Penultimate I14 K1337
Pegasus 187 'Fan'
Uffa Fox I14 Nymph K524 (under restoration)

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Re: Blanking caps for Fox 14

Post by chris » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:07 pm

I have just had a look at mine and I see I don’t even have the outer part. There’s just a hole in the tanks and marks were it was screwed. Oh dear!

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Re: Blanking caps for Fox 14

Post by Chrisrjwood » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:17 pm

If the whole thing is missing Davey might have some sort of replacement?
Chrisrjwood
Uffa Fox I14 K500 Zeus
Fairey I14 Maelstrom K680
Jollyboat J325 Serendipity
Rouse I14 'Brown Trousers' K1094
Kirby 7 I14 Last Chance K1120
Penultimate I14 K1337
Pegasus 187 'Fan'
Uffa Fox I14 Nymph K524 (under restoration)

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