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Old April 24th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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LPG adapter

Does anybody know where I can find one of these here in the U.S.? Propane is only $2 a gallon here! I need an adapter for my British LPG filler to convert it to 1 3/4 inch ACME filler. Just like the one here on this website. http://www.autogasshop.co.uk/lpgauto...apters-1-c.asp

I believe it's the flush filler to 1 3/4 inch ACME. Anybody stationed in England that could grab one of these for me and MPS it to Cannon AFB and I'll pay pal you.

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Old April 24th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Why can't you order it from that web site?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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holy crap $2 a gallon? im paying 3.40 a gallon when i buy 400 gallons or more cash
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Old April 24th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Yeah I haven't seen near $2 either unless you sign up with a distributor, have a fleet and can get the tax credit as well. Even then it was $3 or so.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 07:35 PM
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When I tried to order off the website, it said that they only shipped to British or European addresses, otherwise I would have done that. $2.10 a gallon here in Clovis, NM to be exact, not bad!
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Old April 25th, 2012, 06:15 AM
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Hi Andy, why can't you remove the UK beyonet fitting and replace it with a US style fitting.

If you do run on propane you will need to drain the vaporiser more often as propane is normally much "dirtier" than LPG, I ran on free Propane for over a year.. good times.!

you should find the parts you want locally try a forklift service place as many forklifts run driectly from propane cylinders & will therefore have the correct fittings.

If you are stuck & know the fitting you want you can get it mailed to me & i'll forward it on.

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Old April 25th, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Dumb question. CNG is more common for vehicles than propane. What is your vehicle set up to run on?
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Thanks all for the inputs. A board member stationed at Mildenhall has offered to be the surrogate of the part I need. @Rocky, my truck is set up to run on normal gasoline or propane. There is an electric switch up front to switch back and forth between either and also a simple electronic gauge to indicate how much propane remains in the tank. As mentioned before in runs under pressure from the tank through a vaporizer into a special modded piece fitted to both carbs. That's about the extent of my knowledge, but I'm sure someone on here is much smarter than me.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Finally got my part in today and filled up with Propane. Thanks to fellow board member Mgreenspan for being the courier for the part. However, when I switch to LPG every now and then it idles way too low. I think it is running too rich due to the high altitude here. Anybody on this board know anything about LPG setups or how to change the mixture settings?
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Hi Andy,
Before you do anything warm the car up and drain the vaporiser, there will be a screw or bolt in the bottom of the housing, slow idle & poor pick up when running on gas(LPG) is a symtom of the diaphram being slowed down by excess oil.

You change the mixture on LPG systems by adjusting tension on the diaphram in the vaporiser, there should be a screw or small bolt set into the center of one of the faces, have a look to see what brand of vaporiser you have and then google the set up instructions.

When running on gas I found the ignition needed to be advanced for best running I used to do it by ear after I had serviced the car.

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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Awesome, thanks for the info! It ended up being a little more simple. Turns out I was switching to LPG too quickly from petrol. Once I allowed the normal gas to "run out" of the carbs in the center switch position, I switch over to LPG just before it conked out. Once I do that it runs perfectly. I think it was too rich from running on both regular gas and LPG at the same time which was a result of not waiting before switching.
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