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Technical Fixing oval shaped Model A tank neck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jebbesen, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. jebbesen
    Joined: Aug 18, 2015
    Posts: 387

    from Winona, MN

    The tank I was working on had been damaged when someone tried to loosen the threaded safety/filter screen from the inside of the filler neck. When they were prying around they bent the brass filler neck, all but rendering the tank wrecked. I decided to try fixing it.

    Started with a good fine thread cap.


    Turned up a spud and threaded it to just screw into the cap. Then threaded a ring that just fit the spud...

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    Then I bought a cheap C-clamp and tacked the ring to the clamp...


    Marked the ring and sawed out two segments...


    Test fit against the spud


    Then gently worked my way around the damaged tank filler neck and pushed it back into shape.

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    All back to normal. Cut new leather gasket for the cap and tested it for fit. Good to go.

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    It'll get flipped around and mounted at the rear of this car evenually.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
    mgtstumpy, Kiwi 4d, Jet96 and 4 others like this.
  2. 46Chief
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 157


    Nice fix! Talent.
  3. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,719

    from Hampsha

    Done like a Toolmaker, Nice!

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