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Gas fill tube
#1418662 Thu Jul 29 2021 06:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
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Age must be getting to me. 1954 - 3100. I have out these huge rubber grommets on several times in the past. I guess I keep secrets pretty good. I can't remember the easier way to put them on, tried olive oil, 30 weight, grease and a slab of bacon. My hands are very strong and the grommet is new, maybe I should try J&Y jelly. What is the method or secrete? Doc.

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Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418713 Fri Jul 30 2021 02:14 AM
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Is the tank in place? That would make it all but impossible, so I am guessing that is not the case.

Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418717 Fri Jul 30 2021 02:48 AM
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I managed to work it in. Used a large drift punch to push it in - a screwdriver would be too sharp and would slice through it. Had to go around and around pushing a bit at a time until it was done. Took a while!

1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418720 Fri Jul 30 2021 04:26 AM
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Mine were a bugger to get on with the tank in cab.

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Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418730 Fri Jul 30 2021 11:09 AM
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I used Vaseline on it. Second time I had to do this because the first one I installed "cracked" after 2 years so the replacement was from Steele Rubber Products. The gas tank was installed but the filler neck was not.

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Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418834 Sat Jul 31 2021 02:18 AM
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Have you tried soap? I remember putting a driveshaft carrier bearing in. Instructions said to use soap as a lube. First tried dish soap(detergent), didn't work at all. Engine oil didn't work. Worked up a thick lather from a bar of bath soap and it went in easily.

Harold Wilson
41 Chevy 3/4 Ton

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