Fuel Tank filler tube question----HELP!!!

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  1. Trollby

    Trollby Member

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    So I had t buy a new tank due to a hole in mine an in bad shape.

    Today putting the new tank in and the filler tube seems to be slightly different angle than the original. Infact the tube pushed the cap right up against the top of the valance area so you can not remove cap.

    I tried to adjust the straps and move the tank but not mater what I do it is right against the cap
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    What can I do?

    I am kind of worried about trying to "Bend" the filler tube a-little to get proper angle, the old tank and filler tube was almost perfectly centered also was slightly shorter tube but is that my only option?

    Original filler tube:
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  2. Hey G

    Hey G Veteran Member

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    This is just my opinion...but it's probably already bent. So if you try to straighten it, there is chance it will crack, but I doubt it. You could try to gently persuade it back in place by using a piece of pipe or broom handle down the throat and pry on it...very gently. When I reinstalled my tank it favored the right side and this is how I fixed it. Hope this helps.

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  3. 81BirdMan

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    There's a good chance it is:

    Defective,
    Damaged (bent in shipping),
    Wrong style/part for a '70 model.

    Got a part number on the new tank?
     
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    stick a pry bar in it and bend it down the joint will hold.
     
  5. Trollby

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    I got "Right Stuff FFT7001" tank which is listed for Camaro from 1970 - 1973

    The tank was made different, the filler tube top has a different lock that the correct cap doesn't work and took me a while to find a working cap and the tube looks longer and angle is different.

    Talking with the guys at the place I bought it all the "Right Stuff FFT7001" tanks where the same, and they think that it is one of those not making correct replacement so I was stuck since already painted tank
     
  6. COPO

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    I would bend it and if the neck cracks then a rad shop can weld it back up at the angle you want.
     
  7. larrylarry

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    I'd cut a notch in the tube an bend it then solder,braze,weld a patch over the notch. That tube is most likely soldered onto the tank.
     
  8. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good idea.
     
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    Every new tank I have installed in a 2nd gen needed the filler bent.
    Stick a pipe in it and bend it.
     
  10. Chevrolaine

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    Definitely bend it before cutting a notch in it. Looks like a long ways to bend it from the cap pic, but down where it enters the tank you'll hardly be moving it.
    2 minute job.
     

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