[DeTomaso] Pressure cap question

bill gaino gaino at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 22 10:42:45 EDT 2011

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-----Original Message-----
>From: cengles at cox.net
>Sent: Aug 22, 2011 9:11 AM
>To: JDeRyke at aol.com
>Cc: detomaso at realbig.com
>Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] Pressure cap question
>Dear Jack,
>After Curt posed that question, I was worried that the answer was going to be exactly what you describe. Oh, well.
>Maybe the cap we need is available now. Maybe one of our Forum members in Europe might have a chance at finding one------however, then the issues of cost and shipping must be considered and the old tired and true method of an inexpensive American high pressure cap with suboptimal fitment begins to again show why it has been used all these years.
>Warmest regards, Chuck Engless
>---- JDeRyke at aol.com wrote:
>> In a message dated 8/21/11 11:10:05 AM, cuvee at sbcglobal.net writes:
>> > Out of curiosity? Why not just go to a Euro parts house and get a Euro
>> > Cap?
>> >
>> I was never able to find one that fit. If you'd like to try, the one I have
>> (from a Euro Pantera) has a square top, marked 'Serrare Forte' with an
>> arrow pointing to one side and 'Svitare Lentamente' with an arrow pointing the
>> other way on the other side, and 'Bologna 0.90 FIM'. No other markings
>> indicating manufacture. And of course, whatever you lfind must fit our radiator
>> throat and be 1/8" deeper than a Stant when you hold them up together. Good
>> luck- J Deryke
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