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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 3:38 pm    Post subject: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Hey folks I am new to TheSamba.com and loving all the information. I just purchased a 1967 Beetle and have a gas cap question. The gas cap on my '67 does not fit properly and I am struggling to find the proper cap. My assumption is I have a Brazilian tank that requires a non VW gas cap. Attached are some pics.

I look forward to your expert answers.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Expert..... Eh? eh?? Overrated.. no need to brown n ... Think .... butter up... Laughing

Reference...


Aftermarket Tank
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C24%2D113%2D201%2D075%2DAB

Cap
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC%2DC10%2D2508


If you want a more correct reproduction tank

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=111201075C

cap
have to source good used..

Id just buy the cap you need. Wink


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Looks like the gasket in your cap is falling out.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Thanks for the "expert" information.. I had found the cap you recommended and I will just purchase it. Current cap is just too big. Can smell gas fumes and tank is in really good shape.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Yeah, if the seal in the gas cap is worn or eroded from the fuel, or simply is designed poorly, it will have a very loose fit and will be difficult to get it started. Iíve had this happen to me on several dirt bikes. Either find a cap that will work or find a German or good reproduction tank and matching set. OR... you may be able to custom make a better fit seal. All will work, just depends on budget and what you desire in the long run.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 2:06 am    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Looks like the right cap for that filler neck? Looks like itís fairly new as well.

I just replaced the tank in my 67 and I had purchased a brand new rubber seal for my stock cap. I found out that the rubber seal didnít actually seal very well. I had a roll of cork sheet and cut a new gasket using the rubber one as a template. Sealed like it should with the cork. Smelled fumes and ruined my new tank paint job with the rubber.

Might want to try some cork? Itís easy to find on the shelf, I think I bought mine from Tractor Supply.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Agree .. if the cap actually fits.... create a cork gasket from bulk gasket material.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

Reviving an old thread.

What are you gluing the cork to the underside of the cap with?
My gas cap seal is deteriorating and needs to be replaced.

Thanks much.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Gas Cap Question Reply with quote

No glue. The cork should hold itself if cut to fit.
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