[Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank

Michael Oritt michael.oritt at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 06:22:51 MST 2019

Hi Michael--

Though I don't think the spring could be made of brass perhaps the inner
plate is.
Even if so what if anything do you think I should do--beyond getting a new

Best--Michael Oritt

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 8:04 AM Michael Salter <michaelsalter at gmail.com>

> I may be mistaken Michael but I  think they are made of brass.
> M
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 7:33 AM Michael Oritt, <michael.oritt at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Yesterday when I removed the gas cap preparatory to filling the tank the
>> cap came apart and both the spring and inner pressure plate fell into the
>> tank.
>> Since the tank is steel I am doubtful that I would be successful in
>> extricating the parts by fishing about with a long magnetic wand down the
>> filler neck.
>> Before removing the tank from the car and shaking it to get the parts out
>> I thought I would ask for opinions on whether this is necessary.
>> Given that the two pieces are made of steel what is the worst that could
>> happen?
>> Best--Michael Oritt
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