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    Found this spring in my gas tank

    As some of you know, I am putting together a 1966 B. Today I was working on the sending unit in the gas tank. I was able to free up the retaining ring and get the sending unit out. When I brought it out of the tank I found this spring caught up in the float. I have never seen a spring in a B gas tank so I do not think it should be there, but I may be wrong. For sure it would not be where it would keep the float from functioning.
    Have any of you any idea of where this may have come from?
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    Re: Found this spring in my gas tank

    That looks like a 1960s-vintage fuel hose spring. You found them on the tip of many gas pump hoses back then, to "hook" the hose onto the fuel tank opening.

    Another possibility - an "anti siphon" plug. You'd push the spring down into the fuel tank neck, so no one could shove a hose down into the tank to siphon (steal) gas. Maybe this spring was pushed down just a bit too far.

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    Re: Found this spring in my gas tank

    My money is on the anti-siphon device. It was a bit too small an O.D. to lodge in the filler neck. The B has a larger I.D. filler neck than most domestics.
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    Re: Found this spring in my gas tank

    it is spring after all
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    Re: Found this spring in my gas tank

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    it is spring after all
    gee, tanks.
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    Re: Found this spring in my gas tank

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    gee, tanks.
    it's been a gas!
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    Re: Found this spring in my gas tank

    I don't want to fuel any more bad puns.

    +1 on the anti-siphon spring.
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    Re: Found this spring in my gas tank

    You found this spring in your gas tank? Now we know why winter has stayed around so long! Let it out, I'm tired of the cold!! LoL
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