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Old 06-02-2008, 11:38 PM   #15
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I must have a different brand from yours. I looked at it and measured again today, but can't see how the parts from Mcmaster-Carr could possibly work on my valve. Just too bulky.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:28 AM   #16
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Uwe, Have you fabricated the transition plate? Colin Hyde told me he is working on producing these plates to convert from the old Thetford to the new Valtura style. Vintage Trailer Supply will be carrying them soon. This is good news for many out there. It is not good news for me though, for my valve is leaking now. This past weekend after I dumped, the valve just would not close all the way. I am going to have to tackle this one soon, for using a blue boy as a black boy is not a nice proposition. I installed a grey tank so I would not need a blueboy and now I am dependent on it again.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:27 AM   #17
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Uwe, Have you fabricated the transition plate?
Yes, I have. It accepts a Valterra 3in valve, or a Valterra slip fitting for a 3in ABS street elbow. I am waiting for a grey tank for the Globetrotter. Once the grey tank is in, I can route the plumbing as I need it.

My tank flange has a groove for an O-ring, which will make sealing the adaptor plate against the tank flange very easy.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:34 AM   #18
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Hey Uwe,

Since your GT does not need a full monte shell-off, I'm interested in how you're installing the new tank with everything in place. Are you updating this to your new 63 thread or maybe to your blog? I'd love to see your steps in doing this.

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Hey Uwe,

Since your GT does not need a full monte shell-off, I'm interested in how you're installing the new tank with everything in place. Are you updating this to your new 63 thread or maybe to your blog? I'd love to see your steps in doing this.

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It will be documented in new 63 thread, and the blog as well.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:31 AM   #20
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Changed to adapter plate

I switched to the Colin Hyde adapter plate after testing the brass valve rebuild 6-7 times without success! I either had bolts to tight to operate slide, or to loose and it leaked! The outer gasket was too thick but was trimmed down to what I thought was a good fit.
I never want to change this valve once the tank is installed! Since tank is out, now is the time to change! Making adapter plate was easy, after buying a 3 inch hole saw.
I am also changing the black tank to one from a 63 overlander, with the tank going more to the side of the trailer ,instead of across the rear. This means more elbow room and partial elimanation of the wall cabinet. I will be rebuilding all the cabinets and the size differance is no problem.
The brass valves out of the 63 Safari and 63 overlander thou similiar , had differant connections for the grey water drains.
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