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Old 12-05-2017, 07:52 PM
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I ended up buying a kit that had been started about that time and didnít know about any change being made but ended up using the standard Vans valve with the red fuel lever, was a good fit and working OK . Donít remember having any problem other than it was a tight fit getting scat thru, the change probably makes that much easier. As far as the valve I assume youíre talking about the Andair.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:59 PM
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Gil,

Are you using the Andair extension?

It does have two universal joints that may allow you to move the actual valve location forward without moving the handle.
Yes, it just arrived this afternoon.

I did get the extension, but I didn't get the universal joint option.

The stock location should work if I offset my two mounting flanges (to be fabricated) to give access for mounting on the side of the tunnel walls. At the moment I'm thinking of 2 countersunk #8 screws on each side.

Since the move is mainly to thread the 2 inch SCAT tubing as mentioned above, I think I'll drop it down 2.5 inches from the top edge of the tunnel.

It was good that the valve mounting plate had to be removed since I needed to re-work (replace) the brake lines in the tunnel. The previous builder had even mentioned he didn't like how they turned out. Using 5052-0 tubing helped.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:42 PM
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As far as the valve I assume youíre talking about the Andair.
When I said the handle was ugly, I meant the stock, pre 2008, brass handle.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:34 PM
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If you find that you need a universal joint for the and/or valve, I have one that I don't need...never been used. I also have 2' of extension that I will not be using all of...

Be happy to make you a deal if you find you need them...
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:11 AM
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I'm using the Andair valve in the stock location with the AeroSport center console. Here is a (bad) picture.

Joe, what is the black disk (metal?) that is showing outside of the Andair face plate?

Is it a trim ring around a hole in the carbon fiber that allows the valve to be attached to the aluminum cover underneath?
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:16 AM
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Joe, what is the black disk (metal?) that is showing outside of the Andair face plate?
The valve is mounted directly to the tunnel cover. I cut a hole in the center console to fit over the valve face. The disk you see is some rubber trim I had left over and is glued to the center console.

I am able to remove the center console without touching the valve. ... And I'm probably going to paint the console at some point, too, just for the record.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:25 AM
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The valve is mounted directly to the tunnel cover. I cut a hole in the center console to fit over the valve face. The disk you see is some rubber trim I had left over and is glued to the center console.

I am able to remove the center console without touching the valve. ... And I'm probably going to paint the console at some point, too, just for the record.
Thanks.. that makes sense now.

I can do the valve mounting using the tunnel cover and worry about fitting the console later when I buy it.
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