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Gas shoots out when filling the car at the station

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tricky53, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,431


    My 54 has a poly tank from Tanks Inc and their filler. Part of the issue is the shallow angle of the filler tube. I did mount the tanks vent ABOVE the filler cap inside the filler lid. But with the angle you still have to hold the handle and watch it. Otherwise you will run it over. Kinda like drinking yards of beer. Part of owning an old car.
    bill gruendeman likes this.
  2. Kodak Jack
    Joined: Jul 27, 2013
    Posts: 50

    Kodak Jack

    I have a question for everyone. Our 51 Merc has this same problem, most of the time I can listen and hear the gurgle and stop in time. Sometimes its super noisy where I am filling up and can't hear it. Does anyone know if there is a source for updated filler neck with newer style baffle, smaller diameter, etc to use on factory style tank? I have a "Tanks" tank, its Original style metal.
  3. thomas.parker197
    Joined: Dec 29, 2017
    Posts: 52


    My 55 did that the first couple of times I filled it up. Then I remembered it was a 63 year old car and that it wasn't designed to be filled by a modern gas pump. Take it slow and easy with the refueling and you won't have a problem.

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  4. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,481


    The 39 Ford that I have driven every day for 17 years could only be filled very very slowly. It was original and irritating. I added a large vent line that ran into the gas tank and curved up to the top of the tank where the air is. Works great
  5. oldsfrench
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 243

    from France

    my both 1953 and 1956 olds 98 are doing the same shoot out ....
    i think it's because the elbow curve ....
    i try to go slow when almost full , but sometimes i still have gas on my shoes !!!
    hopefuly:::: i like the smell of gas ........:D
  6. Yup. Our 50 Chevy does the same thing, gas on the fender when it gets filled up.....

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