[Healeys] Gas cap parts now in tank
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
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
> *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
> *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
> Given that the two pieces are made of steel what is the worst that
> could happen?
> Best--Michael Oritt
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