The Stovebolt.com Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Big Thanks!

Big THANKS to

MONGO
for hosting
the weekend event.



Read all about it.


Stovebolt Site Search
'
Oh Lord, I just gotta find it....

A pdf guide to help you search the Site


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

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
15 members (Bill Trotter, dgrinnan, Duwop, destryridesagain, 2 invisible), 108 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics124,606
Posts1,005,704
Members44,983
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Gas fill tube
#1418662 Thu Jul 29 2021 06:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 695
D
'Bolter
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.


Currently making 1954 3100 better than new and Genetics
Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418713 Fri Jul 30 2021 02:14 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,759
5
'Bolter
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
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,306
G
Insomniac
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!


Gord
----
1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418720 Fri Jul 30 2021 04:26 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,943
F
Fox Offline
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Mine were a bugger to get on with the tank in cab.


In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418730 Fri Jul 30 2021 11:09 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 717
D
'Bolter
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.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Gas fill tube
Doc.Hall #1418834 Sat Jul 31 2021 02:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 322
H
'Bolter
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

Moderated by  HandyAndy, klhansen 

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