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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 02, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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When I go to fill up(with gasoline) I have to let it just barely trickle or gas will leak out from underneath the nozzle or it will just click off. Any Suggestions?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 02, 08:01 PM
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hey mich,I have that same trouble,lets see if someone else does too,may it's common.

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There is no vent line between the tank and filler neck as in later years of autos.

You have to fill slooowww........let it gurgle.

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Same here, slow filling as mollasses in January. I have to trickle it in at first click on the handle, pain in the buttkus.
In 1969 we didnt have to trickle it in, so I wonder what has changed? I used to fill up any car on full speed when I worked in a gas station in 1967, I got paid .65 cents per hour and during gas war we sold gas for .16 cents per gallon. Oh the good old days.
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How are you guys holding the handle? I find that holding it vertical to the ground I am able to run it almost wide open, around 3/4 of the way. If I hold it horizontal to the ground it spits and kick's off.



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Funk? What part of the handle? Its hard enough to get the nozzle under the bumper and into the fuel opening with minimal space to lift the handle higher, but describe better what you are doing?
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 02, 09:50 AM
 
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Yes please,

More info. Pic maybe?

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You '69 guys kill me. And you call it a 1st Gen.

Seriously, 67 and 68 shouldn't have a problem. I filled up tonight using the same procedure and ran it till it clicked off, then topped it off.



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Oh sure bait and switch on me Funk
Try a 69 sometime under the bumper, its a pain.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 02, 01:45 AM
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On my 69, I hold the handle straight up/down and can fill just fine. The nozzle doesn't go far into the tank but I listen for the gas to be topping off the tank so I don't get any splash. The repro tank has the neck a little higher than stock, making it more difficult to get the nozzle end all the way in. I'm going to put some hard rubber blocks in to space it down.

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I have never "filled" mine due to this "dripage" problem... '69's are worse case.Last time I put gas in mine<slowly> I watched as gas dripped from the rubber vacuum cap thing on the nozzle... not from the filler neck... go figure.

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 02, 10:54 AM
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It wasn't bait and switch, I assumed the first 3 years filled the same and Mike didn't specify what year in the original topic.

Rick's explaining what I was trying to convey.

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No problem Funk, just glad to know Im not the only one with this issue. Still I dont understand how they fill at full tilt back in the leaded gas days?
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 02, 02:39 PM
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I find that if I do not shove the nozzle in all the way it will work better.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 02, 08:59 PM
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On my 68, sometimes on hoses that have the "Vapor recovery system" the tank and filler neck will pressurize and shut off because there is no vent and I either hold the surrounding "collar" away from the neck to keep it from sealing, or just hold the hose at an angle so that it doesn't form a complete seal. This is the same technique I use for my street bike. Sitting on the bike, holding the collar up with one hand and filling the tank with the other.

Hoses without the vapor recovery system on it are usually full throttle fill ups.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but back when there were leaded and unleaded pumps, weren't the sizes of the nozzles different? The "Unleaded" nozzles had the springs around them and required a larger filler hole so you couldn't fill a leaded car with unleaded fuel...I believe that's the way it was. It's been a few years since I pumped "Leaded" and "Unleaded" gas into certain vehicles, I usually would just ask "Leaded or unleaded?"

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