- Jul 16, 2010
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I just bought a 1968 vintage Vashon Industries Valkyrie rocket, which used Freon-12 as propellant and came supplied with a can tap with a 4mm outlet port to a small fill hose and basketball pump-style fueling valve. Since Freon-12 was outlawed some 20+ years ago, I planned to use R134a refrigerant for fuel. The problem I have is that the outlet valve threads on the cans are incompatible, so the can tap won't work. I need an adapter that accepts both threads, or a new can tap with the old-style outlet and filler "wand". I searched the internet, Wal-Mart, and an auto parts store without success. I found an adapter kit for cars, but none of the pieces it contained worked. If anyone can assist or advise I'd be grateful.