Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?


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Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby Fulcrum » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:24 am



Rebuilding my carbs and I have tons of O rings but I need to replace the air cutoff valves. Any advice on where is the cheapest place to but air cutoff valves? Personally I think 20 bucks a pop is a major rip off!



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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:44 am

Fulcrum wrote:Rebuilding my carbs and I have tons of O rings but I need to replace the air cutoff valves. Any advice on where is the cheapest place to but air cutoff valves? Personally I think 20 bucks a pop is a major rip off!


...then prepare to very disapointed.
Where did you find the o-rings? Dealer?
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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby Fulcrum » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:26 am

No I have an aircraft Oring set. I thought I was working on a Honda not a Bugatti.

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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:54 am

Fulcrum wrote:No I have an aircraft Oring set. I thought I was working on a Honda not a Bugatti.


Some of the o-rings are sized to the tenth of a millimiter, hoping your set has the correct sizing, that's all.
Carbs overhauls are enough work without leaks after the fact due to "close enough" parts.
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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby Greg_C » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:40 am

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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby PapaTater » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:40 pm

This is where i got mine. Ordered early on a monday and had it on tuesday. http://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product67.html

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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby Fulcrum » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Man I'm sorry but that is just ridiculous. That much money for a fifty cent part. Bull$%^t! I'm going to contact a company tomorrow and see if they can reproduce it for less.

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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:17 am

Fulcrum wrote:Man I'm sorry but that is just ridiculous. That much money for a fifty cent part. Bull$%^t! I'm going to contact a company tomorrow and see if they can reproduce it for less.


I've no doubt they can be made cheaper than full retail. In quantity, of course.
It's only a fifty cent part if you buy ten thousand.

Cast and machine the brass, purchase and punch out the correct membrane, heat seal the edge ring to the membrane, assemble and seal the brass to the membrane, make or source the correct spring, make or source the correct o-rings.

Maybe just the membrane can be replaced on the originals?
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Re: Where is the cheapest place to get air cutoff valves?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:42 pm

PapaTater wrote:This is where i got mine. Ordered early on a monday and had it on tuesday. http://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product67.html


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