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tbounds02
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What is the correct style fuel tank cap for 1953 R51/3 ? I have one that has wings , I have seen others that are round . Just trying to decide to fix mine or buy a round one .

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The stock gas caps were

The stock gas caps were pretty plain. They had a polished smooth slightly domed surface over the top and a nearly flat circumference, with just fine vertical grooves. Many gas caps of the era were interchangeable, and there were aftermarket locking caps as well. You can buy reproduction caps that are close copies of the original from Vech and Mark Huggett, among others. Domi Racer, which I notice is closed and being auctioned off, used to have the cheapest repop caps.

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