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Username Post: Nomad fuel filler neck leaks        (Topic#338468)
1carguy 
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Reg: 11-30-08
08-21-16 12:23 PM - Post#2646913    

I've been smelling gas recently in my '55 Nomad. While filling the tank today, I noticed that the fuel filler neck was wobbling around. I found that the neck is very loose in the fuel tank and is dripping gas. The neck in the tank seems to be larger than the filler neck but I can't tell what seals the tube when pushed into the tank neck. Is there an o-ring or something. I don't know whether this is stock or if someone has changed something. It doesn't look like a good way to connect the filler to the tank. Anyone know?



 

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wagonman100 
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Reg: 11-27-04
08-21-16 05:57 PM - Post#2646961    
    In response to 1carguy

Yes there is an o-ring that is supposed to seal the filler neck to the tank inlet.

Jay
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1carguy 
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Reg: 11-30-08
08-21-16 06:24 PM - Post#2646968    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks for the confirmation - I took it apart this afternoon and found a very old, flattened out 0-ring that appeared to be original. I shopped all over town and no one had a replacement so I packed it with some Permatex sealant and put it back together until I can order the right o-ring. I'm going on a hot rod tour tomorrow with the Goodguys and I think it will be fine, especially if I don't fill the tank.



 
johnminton 
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Reg: 04-11-18
10-07-18 10:26 AM - Post#2748056    
    In response to 1carguy

Echlers sells them.



 

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