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Old 08-18-2018, 04:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone make a gas cap that will actually seal and keep gasoline from leaking out of an original 32 - 34 tank? I'd rather have an unvented cap, but will try anything that will actually hold gas in the tank.

I've tried many tricks to get them to seal including cutting a second gasket and other ideas. So far I still get gas sloshing out onto the paint on both my '32 and '33.

I appreciate any ideas/help.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:01 PM   #2
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Does anyone make a gas cap that will actually seal and keep gasoline from leaking out of an original 32 - 34 tank? ...
I appreciate any ideas/help.
The question... No I don't think one exists. On the ideas... I have fixed the issue for the most part by refusing to fill the tank over 3/4, and even then I'm careful and regretful. '35-'36's do it when just the slightest bit full and taking a curve to the right.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:36 PM   #3
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Chris, try smearing a bit of grease on the gasket you made. It works for me, (well, kinda). Good luck, Doug.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:45 PM   #4
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In my opinion in regards to repro caps the Vintique cap seals the best in original tanks. Stant makes a cap that seals well but looks nothing like a original and is vented
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:20 AM   #5
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They do, I had the same problem on my 33 ,it would spew gas out on corners!finally worked it out!Had a vented cap on ,the one most suppliers sell,I fixed it by getting a non vented one from Sacramento vin ford,
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:32 AM   #6
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I took a piece of old inner tube & attached it to the filler neck & let it drain down the tube drain/slide. Hardly notice it.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:57 PM   #7
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Lawrie, was your non vented cap the Vintique cap?
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:09 PM   #8
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I use original non-vented caps with NOS leather gaskets for pre-36s and have not had spillage.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:27 PM   #9
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Learn something everyday, I thought they needed vented caps.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:31 PM   #10
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35ford, yes I think it was!i bought two so I had a spare in the 33: if you want a picket. Me know,I,m sure it’s not the 100% correct one as with the v8 logo it doesn’t do up straight!but I got a plane one as well,they both work well and don’t leak.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:37 PM   #11
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Pre-'36 they are vented at the fuel pickup on top of the tank so a vented cap is both redundant and an exit route for spillage.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:58 PM   #12
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I have a perfect fix. email me and I will give anyone a drawing.
sorry for not posting as some will not like the fix. But it does work and looks stock.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:13 PM   #13
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Pre-'36 they are vented at the fuel pickup on top of the tank so a vented cap is both redundant and an exit route for spillage.
David, What did Ford do on trucks with the under seat tank where the fuel sender goes in from the bottom of the tank?
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:31 AM   #14
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Default Re: 32 - 34 gas caps

I use a vented cap on the 34 but i have a spot of weld on the inside over the vent hole, a gasket cut from a bit of plumbers roofing rubber (Bout nol ) works great ,have not worried about it for 20 years ,
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:04 AM   #15
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I used a Vintique nonvented locking cap with ford logo, works great. been on since 2014.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:11 AM   #16
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Can you buy a new cap today from Vintique? I can't seem to find them on the web.


Here is a thread from 2012 that talked about the same thing 6 years ago.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...2571&showall=1


Are they out of business? They still have the website that is under construction - same as 2012.


Can you get their stuff from one of the other vendors like C&G, Joe's, Drakes, etc...?
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:52 PM   #17
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The thread I referenced from 2012 said Vintique was started by the same family as CW Moss. I called CW Moss and they said they handled Vintique components but that they are out of stock on the Vintique gas caps and don't know when they would have them. Looks like a dead end for a Vintique gas cap unless you can find NOS.
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:42 PM   #18
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Fairly sure our cap on the 32 is vintique ,not original as it has the V8 stamped in it. Tried all sorts to stop the leak from under the cap.
Went to this cap , never a drop leaks out now.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:01 PM   #19
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CW Moss said they had a V8 cap from Drake. I saw Joe's Auto was also listing a Drake V8 Cap. Do you think your cap may have come from Bob Drake?
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:46 PM   #20
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Default Re: 32 - 34 gas caps

As far as I know there has not been a non vented gas cap made for Ford V8's because of the mechanism. They say there was one made for the 1935 Ford V8 models with the inscription on it.
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