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S1 Fuel Filler cap

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts Wanted' started by woodybap, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. woodybap

    woodybap Silver Level Sponsor

    Does anyone have a lead on where I can get one?
     
  2. alpine_64

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  3. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    S1 never came with the 3 eared just the plain dome one. They are rather plentiful and come up for sale frequently...
     
  4. 65beam

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    But, the three ear cap looks better.
     
  5. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    True, but not original. Even though many SI owners retrofitted a three eared cap once it became available with the SII. I also use one on my SI but it's a modified & polished oilcap of Lotus engine. Looks the same ;)
     
  6. 65beam

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    True. If you haven't already done so you might want to look over the concourse rules on the TE/AE site. These rules were put together by several clubs and address pretty much everything including classes other than stock. That doesn't mean that there is a vast knowledge by judges of right or wrong. At the United in August I lost a point on the interior for having an original LeMans wood shift knob which judges thought should have been a black knob with the shift pattern. Normally the stock class whether it's Tiger, Alpine or Rare Rootes is overshadowed by the other classes of cars due to modifications.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2020
  7. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    I love orginality, but I'm not stubborn. Tiny improvements or period updates are still fine. No problem. Regarding false judgement on your HLM - hmm. Think there are only a handful guys on this planet who understand what was original on those cars and what was not...

    P.S. I'll also put an original shift knob on my HLM project :rolleyes:
     
  8. 65beam

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    It didn't bother me. We brought home 1st in judged Rare Rootes, Most Desirable Rare Rootes and also Most Desirable Rootes. That means I got more popular votes for Most Desirable than the Tigers, Talbots, etc. Myself and another owner were exterior and trunk judges and you do see variances.
     
  9. tylerite3124

    tylerite3124 Platinum Level Sponsor

    If you are still looking for a Series I gas cap, I have one listed on eBay. See link below.

    Rick


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/274268368491
     
  10. woodybap

    woodybap Silver Level Sponsor

    Is the S1 cap still available?
     
  11. Limey

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    Hi Bernd, I was aware that they were on Lotus's as well but how thick is your cap? I have 2 thicknesses. Does your Lotus caps have a breather hole?
     
  12. alpine_64

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    The lotus oil filler cap was the same mfg as the rootes petrol cap... As a side note the early lotus twink used the Si round cap rootws used on SI alpines and many minx models.

    Iirc the oil caps lack the breather.

    Burton im the UK used to stock repro lotus 3 ear oil caps
     
  13. Limey

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  14. tylerite3124

    tylerite3124 Platinum Level Sponsor

    Sorry, sold the last one I had.

    Rick
     
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  15. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Oliver, the Lotus cap is a bit thinner than the original and it is not chromed. It doesn't have a breather but no problem since it doesn't sit that tight. Alteratively you may consider to drill a small hole...
     
  16. Limey

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    I mentioned the hole becuase Lotus caps usually have one. No Hole = Rootes? Just did a Google and 3 out of 4 Lotus caps are drilled, sometimes with a retainer wire. Both thick and thin.
     

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  17. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Perhaps I was wrong about the ventilation. Think I have the first one ( car is not here at the moment)...
     
  18. woodybap

    woodybap Silver Level Sponsor

    Turns out that, much like many other parts on my car, the fuel outlet was altered. So I will need to just keep trying different caps until I find one that fits. Alas.
     
  19. phyrman

    phyrman SAOCA Secretary Diamond Level Sponsor

    If I remember correctly, an Oil Cap may fit....... can't remember from which car tho..........
     
  20. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
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