Aero flush fitting caps

These flush fitting caps draw their inspiration from a fuel cap used on American world war two fighter aircraft. They soon appeared on Ducati motorcycles. Ferrari snapped them up for the F40 and they now grace the flanks of the worlds leading supercars including the Mclaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220. Designers of concept cars love it Ford Indigo, Renault Sport, Spider and Fiftie all make a statement with the Aero cap blending beautifully with their diverse designs. The design and finish of the cap are such that it is not only the appearance that attracts but the mechanism has a pleasing feel with a precise action.

The forged aluminium cap sits in a pressed aluminium flange sealed with fuel resistant O ring. Cap and flange are polished and anodised silver other colours are available Supplied with nuts,bolts and fibre gasket. Locking versions have two keys.

The caps are available in four sizes.

Diameter
of cap
Diameter
of cap
Fixing holes
& PCD
optional 
rubber gasket
optional 
built in funnel
optional
separate funnel
optional
fixing ring
optional
spill tray
 
4"/102mm
140mm/5.5"
12 x 4.75"/120mm
no
for 3.5" hose
no
yes
no
3"/76mm
120mm/4.7"std
8 x 4"/102mm
yes
no
for 2"& 2.25" hose
yes
yes
120mm/4.7"opt
9 x 4"/102mm
yes
no
no
yes
yes
140mm/5.5"opt
12 x 4.75"/120mm
no
no
no
yes
no
2"/51mm
95mm/3.74"
6 x 3"/76mm
yes
for 2"& 2.25" hose
no
yes
no
1.75"/45mm
80mm/3.15"
6 x 2.5"/64mm
yes
for 1.75" hose
no
yes
no

Fitting. 

The  cap was intended for in tank fitting but it is more usually mounted on the bodywork and connected to a fuel tank through flexible hoses. To achieve this we can supply with add on funnel in the large size or with flanges with built in funnels in the smaller sizes.  We have a  thick rubber gasket for applications where there is slight curvature of the mounting panel, the neck of this gasket  provides a secondary seal around the cap.  In situations where back access is limited, we have a ring with captive nuts, the ring is slotted to allow it to be fed into holes. Where the 3" has to be situated within the bodywork, e.g. in the boot, we can supply a rubber spill tray to which a  " hose can be attached to redirect overspill.

Fitting kits.

We can also provide A range of fitting kits to enable easier fitting of the 3 aero flush caps.  This clever concept uses a  resin casting which fits into the filler cap recess allowing flush mounting of the cap to the car body, it also slips over the filler neck to which it is attached by a combined adhesive and sealant.  The casting will require painting to match the car body colour.  Subsequent removal would not be easy.
 

 

 


Last Revised: 16 November, 2001 Copyright 1997 Think Automotive Ltd. All rights reserved.

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