The Stovebolt Page Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


EVENTS

Check in for status!

Jump over to the Events Forum, to post events -- new ones or the ones we have been enjoying for some time.
Look to see what's been cancelled or postponed.

Encourage one another!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
4 members (clroehm, TooMany2count, blueck, 1 invisible), 160 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums50
Topics120,898
Posts969,181
Members43,791
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: *Smelling Gas In The Cab*
olezippi #1376729 Fri Sep 11 2020 05:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 674
D
Shop Shark
Wait, there is a connection at the bottom of my gas tank that exits the cab? I was only aware of the gas line and filler in the top of the tank. I also smell gas in the cab but only after a trip to the gas station. It only last a day or two. I try not to top off the tank to minimize the effect.

Last edited by dgrinnan; Fri Sep 11 2020 05:23 PM.

Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: *Smelling Gas In The Cab*
dgrinnan #1376749 Fri Sep 11 2020 10:24 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,751
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by dgrinnan
Wait, there is a connection at the bottom of my gas tank that exits the cab?
Only on 47-53 trucks, unless there's a drain plug on '54s where the petcock was on the earlier ones.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: *Smelling Gas In The Cab*
olezippi #1376752 Fri Sep 11 2020 10:55 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,432
ace skiver
yes, "there's a drain plug [and hole in the floor and valve under the tank] on '54s where the petcock was on the earlier ones"


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: *Smelling Gas In The Cab*
olezippi #1376843 Sat Sep 12 2020 10:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 427
O
Shop Shark
Well guys.....problem solved. As someone said, I over filled the tank and that was causing the gas smell in the cab. Won't be doing that again.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: *Smelling Gas In The Cab*
olezippi #1376858 Sun Sep 13 2020 12:42 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 20,995
H
Boltergeist
There's a product called "beano" that does a pretty good job of eliminating gas odors in the cab. If you like jumbo beef & bean burritos with lots of piquante' sauce, a double dose might be needed!
LOL!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: *Smelling Gas In The Cab*
olezippi #1377829 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:41 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,096
C
Shop Shark
Smelling gas in the cab? just tell my wife to keep out of the truck especially the day after she had a burrito for breakfast. Buuuurrrpppppp !!


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: *Smelling Gas In The Cab*
olezippi #1377998 Tue Sep 22 2020 02:02 AM
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 687
N
Shop Shark
To add to all of this- the giant rubber grommet that seals the gap between the filler tube and the cab doesn’t always provide a gas tight seal... if the gas dribbles over the filler neck, even a little, it can sometimes find its way into the cab. Find a good product to seal the grommet all the way around the filler tube. You can seal it inside the cab, where it won’t be noticeable. Solved the problem on my ‘63 GMC.


Dave

Clutch head screws have stolen too many hours from my life....

1950 Chevy 3600 (resto-something) - the work resumes...
https://goo.gl/photos/8t5mLuj4JZebvGq49

1963 GMC Widebed Custom

1951(?) GMC flatbed that is now a flower garden:
https://goo.gl/photos/H79pvKhHLxjNiR149

1968 Chevy II Nova- not running, waiting for me to finish the '50 3600
https://goo.gl/photos/Dh7q4pt3WSkKjjFr9
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  ndkid275 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4