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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

    jebbesen
    Member
    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.

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    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...

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    Marked the ring and sawed out two segments...

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    Test fit against the spud

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    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.
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1950s-tube-frame-sports-car.993579/
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
    mgtstumpy, Kiwi 4d, Jet96 and 4 others like this.
  2. 46Chief
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 157

    46Chief
    Member

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

    pitman
    Member
    from Hampsha

    Done like a Toolmaker, Nice!
     

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