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maxwedge5281

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after looking at various options i have decided to weldup the gas filler opening that had been cut out years ago to accomodate a huge flip type monza, aston or whatever cap. i would appreciate pics of various filler options on a stock opening. my car is a two seater and the area is relatively flat. a forum member offered to sell me a four seater piece but it is just not shaped to accomodate the two seater area. any and all pictures or suggestions are appreciated. my car is a v8 conversion so non stock....but an aircraft size filler is just not proportioned properly for the healey. thanks in advance. pictured is the very poorly cut opening!!!
 

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is there any special type/grade? of aluminum io need to weld in place. i most likely will not form the raised opening. so a filler cap that would sit or mount over the opening would be my preference! it is almost to bad that a person could not just use a flip open gas door in the area and eliminate the gas cap altogether. i think it would enhance the rear appearance of the two seater.
 
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i like the tr4 cap. could you elaborate just a little more. it looksa very low and sleek in the picture.
 
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i like the tr4 cap. could you elaborate just a little more. it looksa very low and sleek in the picture.
 

healeyblue

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One tip, you may have thought of already, is to weld up all the small holes first while you have access through the large hole. You can clamp a piece of steel from the bottom side to act as a backer and heat sink to prevent making the small holes bigger as you weld them up. I think not making the raised lip will not be as bad as having that large filler on there.
 
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If you want to keep it "Healey", the Jensen-Healey cap is also low profile.


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Here's another view of the TR4 cap. I have used a piece of bicycle inner tube as a sleeve, and the cap is a snug fit in the diameter of the original Healey filler pipe.
 

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