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Fuel filler Mods

Discussion in 'Engine and Drivetrain/Mechanical' started by tarafied1, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    okay, I tried today to make a fuel filler neck like the newer cars with a smaller hole. I cut some flat stock, left tabs on either side (for support). One large and one smaller. Then sliced into the neck with my sawsall halfway on one side and small notch with dremmel on the other. Slid the disk in for test fit, then cut the hole, and welded it in. My welds weren't too pretty so I ground them smooth. Here it is:
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    what do ya think? Havn't installed it yet... Hope it works.
     
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  2. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Oooooo, I sooo see a market for these.... :danc
     
  3. lethal289

    lethal289 Active Member

    wow, thats an awesome idea. Im curious to see how it works.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I may be a bit presumptuous here, but this just may qualify for the StangFix-ORP award for engineering.


    WTG Craig :toot






    Assuming it works :hide
     
  5. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    If it works you better start stock piling filler necks. :toot
     
  6. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I just went up to the BP with a 1/4 tank. I filled up at full blast! No splash!!!
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    keep in mind we don't have those smog nozzles in KY...
     
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  7. lethal289

    lethal289 Active Member

    Very trick craig. Its modified and you would never even know it.
     
  8. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    That was going to be my comment--I wonder how this would work with OUR pumps. Would the auto-shutoff still prevent proper filling? You'll need to take a road trip to CA and try it out. :gs

    Frank
     
  9. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    or... maybe I make another one and send it to you for testing?
     
  10. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    You take PayPal?
     
  11. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I should make you a deal, testing and exchange or something. I hate to charge anything and not know if it will work on most pumps. It worked great here but each station could be another story...
     
  12. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    I'm definately interested too......
     
  13. Sluggo

    Sluggo Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    Cool. Nice work there, Dr Goddard.

    Where's the flapper? :pop
     
  14. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I'm working with limited resourses here!
     
  15. David67

    David67 Active Member

    Send it out to me and I will let you know asap. Great idea!!! :gs
     
  16. Sluggo

    Sluggo Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    Ok. I'll cut you some slack. The flap would only impede a funnel anyway. Just yankin' your chain :naug
     
  17. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    I do have a spare filler neck I picked up when I was thinking of doing azpete's mod...I just need to have someone else do the welding for me.

    Frank
     
  18. AzPete

    AzPete Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I like that. How hard would it be to remove that section of a newer filler and section it in, flapper door and all?
     
  19. Sacbill

    Sacbill Member

    GET THAT THING PATENTED! :wor

    I noticed in one of your "assembled" pics that the plate had a small (1/8" ?) hole in it. Was that intended as some sort of vent? Or just a coincidence?
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  20. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    The 1/8" (good eyes) hole is a drain in case some fuel would get on the gas cap side of the plate. That way it can drain back into the tank. It will also double as a vent I guess...
    That was my original plan actually but the few I found at the "U-Pull-It" were plastic. If you know of a doner car that's metal let me know and I'll look for one.
     

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