[Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank

Kees Oudesluijs coudesluijs at chello.nl
Mon Nov 4 10:46:36 MST 2019

DON"T do anything stupid like that!!!!!!!

Fuel or fuel mixture in a hoover could mean a big flame out!!!!!!

Kees Oudesluijs

Op 4-11-2019 om 17:39 schreef simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com:
> 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.
> Simon
> *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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