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Federal Plus2 fuel filler cap needed

PostPost by: klfulop » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:11 pm

I am on the search for a filler cap assembly for a ‘72 Plus2 S130 I am restoring. This would be the chrome flip top cap that comes with the threaded fitting to screw into the female thread of the Federal filler neck. The Lotus part number is 050 L 6013. If anyone has or knows of one that may be available I would be very interested. I can be contacted at [email protected]" target="_blank. I am located in Southern California.

Thanks in advance gents.
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PostPost by: sm03lotus » Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:00 am

Would a Spitfire cap work?
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PostPost by: gus » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:42 am

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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:32 pm

Spot on Gus - the motor bike one is a dead ringer. D
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:08 pm

All the motor cycle fuel caps are vented, i.e, they have a little hole in the sealing plate under the cap. Fit one to a plus 2 and fuel will leak from it going around right hand bends, unless you block it up with jb weld or similar.
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PostPost by: klfulop » Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:09 am

Thank you for your responses.

It would appear that new “caps” are in fact available from a number of sources. That is excellent news. However I will still need the piece that the cap pivots on.

On the later Federal Plus2 this is a short section with a male thread that screws into the actual filler neck. That is the critical part that I am missing.

The car is being put back together with an eye towards originality and therefore I will not be substituting with an other cap that may happen to fit.

I will post in the “parts for sale / wanted” forum as well.

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