EricSQ, on 18 July 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:
Would you consider that "customizing"?
I would say... yes lol. All the little stuff adds up!
Laodicea, on 19 July 2017 - 12:41 PM, said:
Damn mine are still in the box...over two years they have been sitting
Laodicea, on 20 July 2017 - 10:55 AM, said:
Hey can you show how you did the gas filler? Did you weld on more pipe under that cap? I am gonna do the same type that you did cause it looks easier than what I was going to do.
Come on buddy! Time for car #3. I'll help answer anything you want to know. PM me your # and I'll txt you.
For the filler cap, I went through a few ideas before settling on the motorcycle style cap. Originally I was going to move the stock door out and cut a similar square panel in the flare, but after some test fits and modding the door assembly I went another way as the contours aren't the same and I didn't want to cut up the flare. The angle of the pump handle was also a big question mark.
I modified the stock filler tube by removing the flapper and porting the opening inside near the flapper. I cut the threaded flange off where the cap screws in, cleaned it all up with a flap wheel and put it back in. I then used a 2" ID 45 degree fuel filler hose length attached to the stock filler tube and the filler cap assembly I have, which has a hose attachment extension that sticks down inside the flare. I kept the rubber fuel pocket thing in there too. Just took some finesse and trial and error.
I did learn, before I took out the flapper, that it's in fact not there to prevent fuel leaking if you roll the car over. The vent tube would still allow fuel to bypass the flapper anyway and any check valve is supposed to be at the tank.. It's in there from the old days when leaded and unleaded fuel pumps had different sized nozzles, to prevent putting leaded fuel into the unleaded engine. Laws just dictated this needed to be there!