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Thread: FS: Besson/B&H Pistons and Valve Caps - 1960s Era

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    Question FS: Besson/B&H Pistons and Valve Caps - 1960s Era

    Here are some great parts if you have an old Besson or want to get one. Valves 1-23 are represented and there are caps as well. It doesn't say if they are for compensating horns, but I'm guessing they are just from memory & how they look. They need to be cleaned! Below are representative photos. Starting bid is $95 from a seller with a 100% positive rating.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/324150597613?ul_noapp=true

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  2. Definitely all are from a 4 valve compensating horn. If this were from a 3 valve compensator, the 3rd valve (Pics 1, 2, 3 on the eBay site) would have 3 ports instead of 5.
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    If I had an old Besson I'd jump on this. Those parts are really hard to come by. I think Dan Oberloh had to machine those fancy valve caps from scratch for forum member 'highpitch'.
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