[Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank

simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Mon Nov 4 09:39:49 MST 2019

If there’s no fuel in the tank…….

I’ve had some success extricating little things from little places. Take a hoover with a flexible extension hose and tape a narrower, say garden hose, pipe into/onto the end of the hoover’s hose. Push the hose into the tank and suck away…..(I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere). if you can get the end near enough to the errant parts, it may grab them. 

If you fail to extricate them, leave them there. I don’t see them presenting any type of threat. A bit of excitement for some future owner.




From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Michael Oritt
Sent: 04 November 2019 12:33
To: Austin Healey <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank


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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