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    Lost the radiator cap on my 'new' G-261

    I lost the radiator cap on the '65 Hobart G-261 somewhere. Not sure if it was on the way home from where I bought it (2 hours away), or if somebody nabbed it, but now I'm looking for another one. Since this is the "Hobart Head" corner, thought I'd get on here and ask if anyone has one they'd like to part with, or does anyone know of any cross-reference type that may fit. I've tried NAPA and looked through their book (nothing) and have been looking on ebay. My local radiator shop buddy told me to check with the local tractor repair/parts places, and then if I can't find it we could go look through his old shop building and do a search there. One tractor place says nada, the other one doesn't have a phone listing that I can find. SO, if any of you happen to have one, I'd be glad to pay a fair price for it. Or I'll take information on where I can go look for one, too! It's the old gas cap style, with a 2 1/4" ID and 3"OD radiator neck. Looks just like my gas cap on my '51 Chevy truck, but bigger. Thanks for any information, and I have already put it under the sell and buy section. Thanks! Lee
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    Re: Lost the radiator cap on my 'new' G-261

    I've ordered six of these for my Hobart machines:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AH539R-New-R...IAAOSw9N1V13TF
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    Re: Lost the radiator cap on my 'new' G-261

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    Re: Lost the radiator cap on my 'new' G-261

    Thanks, Slob! I went ahead and ordered one from fillerneck supply, and ordered a new engine to radiator hose and clamps, too. (I guess fuel hose will work as radiator hose. The one on my machine looks like the original, so I thought I'd just go ahead and get a foot of their correctly sized fuel hose while I was at it. Thanks, again! Lee
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    Re: Lost the radiator cap on my 'new' G-261

    Both vendors offer good stuff. I've been happy with both.

    Glad to help.
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    Re: Lost the radiator cap on my 'new' G-261

    Late reply, but the cap for the radiator I got from Fillerneck supply fits perfect on this radiator. Thanks, again, Slob! I can't believe that I spent so much time searching the internet, and this place never came up. That's what I love about being on a good forum. From motorcycles, to cars, to guitars (and welders!), it's amazing how much hidden, unfindable information is available- if you just have the right friends! Thanks everybody!
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    Re: Lost the radiator cap on my 'new' G-261

    You're quite welcome and glad they could help you.

    If you wish to install an actual working fuel gauge into the welder let me know. Those old "Rochester" mechanicals haven't been in production for years and parts are extinct.
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