[Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank

Kees Oudesluijs coudesluijs at chello.nl
Mon Nov 4 11:43:08 MST 2019

Even an empty tank can hold fumes unless it has been empty for a 
considerable time.

Op 4-11-2019 om 18:52 schreef simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com:
> Read the mail. “If there’s no fuel in the tank”. Obviously!
> *From:*Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> *On Behalf Of *Kees 
> Oudesluijs
> *Sent:* 04 November 2019 17:47
> *To:* healeys at autox.team.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank
> 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 
> <mailto: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>
>     <mailto: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>
>     <mailto: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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