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My descent into Vintage!!!!

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Ghost95, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Nassau Grouper

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    Ha! Thanks. I just slapped it on there for the pic. But you never know... This is my first double hose.
     
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  2. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Nassau Grouper

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    Great News everyone! Both tanks passed Hydro! Looking forward to this project.

    A question about the tanks. I think they are 50's or 52's but I'm not 100% sure. They are Norris tanks with a 6.9" Diameter.

    Anyone know for sure what they were, and were they 50 whatever at 2250 psi or at the + rating?

    Thanks
    Have a good day.
     
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  3. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Nassau Grouper

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    Ok. For what it's worth...I emailed XS Scuba and asked about a run of valves.

    They emailed me back and they are looking at what the minimum order would be for 1/2" straight thread o-ring sealed valves to do a limited run. Sportsways and White Stag used this size for a short period of time. I've seen quite a few nice 72's with these valves for a good price because people don't want the weird size.

    I'll let you know what I hear and may start another thread to gauge interest. We might have enough to get an order going.
     
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  4. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    The steel 50's I have sold by US Divers in 1969 are 1800 PSI
     
  5. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Aqua-Craft or someone at some point made an adaptor to put a 1\2" valve in a 3\4" tank. I' not saying I would actually use one...
     
  6. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    Don't have a real good pic of the 1/2" straight o-ring valve/manifold on my 1963 Sportsways, but here are a few gratitutious shots I can show off. :)

    dBfbog.jpg
    rBFghS.jpg
    2YPlon.jpg
     
  7. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Nassau Grouper

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    I have seen those adapters but I'm talking about valves for tanks that have 1/2" straight threads not 3/4" necks.
     
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  8. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

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    Doh!
     

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