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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Allen Motor Scythe (1950s Model TS Petrol tap

This petrol tap leaks badly because the original cork sleeve has shrunk. What can I replace it with. Not rubber tube, but silicon rubber, possibly? I would appreciate some guidance.

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Nigel Allan Perry Fri, 20/09/2019

Sorry if I am being dense, but I don't see any post from olcadmin for yesterday, or any other date recently.

Nigel Allan Perry Sat, 21/09/2019

Just passing on a tip. Regarding my leaky tap, where the cork gasket had shrunk: Well, I simmered the pull-out bit, with intact cork, in a pan of water with a couple of drops of washing up liquid, for 10 minutes. The cork swelled back to where it should be. I rinsed it, and dried it in the sun, and it now works perfectly.