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Old 01-24-2018, 01:28 PM   #5
1930-Pickup
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Default Re: Screw on gas cap

That's why Ford changed it in 1930.

In designing machines its fairly common to add a non-threaded 'lead in' section to help with part alignment before the threads engage. Ford didn't do that

You could machine a 'lead-in' into the cap threads, but I'm not sure how many threads you have available to remove for that purpose. The lead-in would have to be a smooth 'slip fit' over the tank threads to work properly though, and the threads on a standard cap may already be cut to deep to begin with.

Or, you can machine out all the threads from a standard cap and make a new threaded insert with a lead-in. Yeah, that sounds cheap

Or, you could trade your car for a 30-31.

Or, you can be careful with your current cap
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