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 The O.D. of the barrel on my hatch lockset is 1". The length of the barrel is 15/16" from the base of the outer flange to the end of the barrel not including the tab. Maybe @Gav240z will measure his Aus. gas door lockset and confirm the same measurements. Could this be the reason the early gas caps had no raised tabs? Could they have done away with the lock the same time they went to the later cap?

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23 minutes ago, Mark Maras said:

Could this be the reason the early gas caps had no raised tabs? Could they have done away with the lock the same time they went to the later cap?

 

That would make sense...

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Soon as I get home I'll let you know. Two days and counting.

I have lots of cylinders and gas doors with latch holes to test out.  There are cylinders with three or fours tabs that align the thing in the holes in the doors (or gas covers!) , early had 3, later 4, but a slot can be added to a hole or a tab ground off a cylinder. No biggy.

 

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On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 2:33 PM, Mark Maras said:

 USA model? Or are you referring to a real Fairlady.  My early 71 has a turn knob but no lock.

It's a real Fairlady. The early US cars have the twist lock.

Chuck

 

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Velly Intellesting...  (tell me where that came from and how said that way for extra bonus points...)

The "stash" reveals not one but two different gas door with latch hole configurations. The three slot and the four slot.

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The good news here is that standard door cylinders slip right in there like they belong. Either three or four tab styles. Either can be positioned in any orientation.

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Standard lock cylinder retaining clips work just fine too.

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Now the only remaining issue, other than creating some rear brackets to fit on the end of the cylinders that will engage the body mounted loop, is that door cylinders may not have the correct "action".  The key when inserted, can be turned left or right about 60-70 degrees, where the key cannot be removed of course. Is this enough to swing the rear mounted bracket up or down enough to clear the loop to allow the door to open?

I envisioned that a gas cap lock cylinder would be rotate 90 and stay in either position, rather than the spring loaded auto-return action that a door cylinder provides. 

Anyway, I think this still would be a workable solution. All you need to do if you don't have a door with a hole is drill one in the right spot and file/dremel in some clearance slots. 

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Thanks for posting the interesting pix.  Unfortunately, this may kill off your locking gas cap idea.

Re your viewer challenge question, it was Artie __ (dressed as a confused WW2 German soldier, emerging from behind fake plants) as a recurring character on 'Laugh In'.  What's my prize?

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16 minutes ago, Namerow said:

Thanks for posting the interesting pix.  Unfortunately, this may kill off your locking gas cap idea.

Re your viewer challenge question, it was Artie __ (dressed as a confused WW2 German soldier, emerging from behind fake plants) as a recurring character on 'Laugh In'.  What's my prize?

I suspect there will be adopters of both solutions. Depends on what your skills and acess to tools and lock cylinders. Besides now i have to make and sell the little lock bracket plates

Prize? I believe mentioned "points".. . Here ya go.

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But silly stupid dumb.

Last edit... I'm putting it back in and if it's wrong, someone can prove it to me.  :)

I had what I thought was a continuation of that Laugh-In quote, but I just dug around a little online and I couldn't find corroboration. That was a recurring character for Arte, right? I'm only finding clips of one occurrence.

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3 hours ago, Captain Obvious said:

But silly stupid dumb.

Last edit... I'm putting it back in and if it's wrong, someone can prove it to me.  :)

I had what I thought was a continuation of that Laugh-In quote, but I just dug around a little online and I couldn't find corroboration. That was a recurring character for Arte, right? I'm only finding clips of one occurrence.

 I remember the smoking WWII German soldier as a repeat character near the end of the shows.  His critique of the previous skit, or maybe the entire show, was usually "Veeeeery Interesting, but stupid."

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  • 6 years later...

"BUMP"

just couldn't resist!

I just modified a 76 filler neck for a customer and sold him a locking cap. First one since 2016. 

Still have a few locking caps left. Let me know if you'd like one.   $45 per locking cap. You do the work to mod your filler ring. 

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There are 38 posts in this thread so I might have mentioned it already.  But I modified my 76 filler neck to take an unleaded nozzle without falling out.  Not clear what you did but that would be an improvement (I think).  You cannot hang a nozzle from the huge 76 opening.  You have to stand there and hold it.

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can + not = cannot, + are
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