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2/4/08 2:58pm - Original Message: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Does anyone one have a source for finding a gas cap similar to these that could be a "bolt-on" application for a C-3 such as my 1969?
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These photos came from a website in the UK but I would rather buy from some place here in the US where I can ask them a few direct questions on proper fit and modifications.
If anyone has any ideas I would certainly appreciate the help
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2/4/08 4:41pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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There was a member of this site that was making these and the few that got them couldn't say enough good about them. Then there were a lot of members that never got them at all. If I remember right the guy making them was going through marital problems. I've been away from here for awhile so I don't know how it turned out. Try doing a search. I know there was a lot of talk about this.I wanted one and was waiting to see how it all worked out. Don't know if it ever did

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2/4/08 4:48pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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https://www.mooneyesusa.com/Store/pr...c9 693ff4fc34

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
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2/4/08 4:53pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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http://www.scottdrake.net/prod_detai...luminum+Racing

Here's another one...


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2/4/08 7:36pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Charlotte, NC - USA

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1969 Custom Modified, Hooker Header Side Pipes, 12 to 1 compression ratio, 355 CID,4 speed close ratio with hurst shifter, 370 rear, Recaro interior, Tilt hood, Hugger Orange and Black.

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Thanks for the response, I will check the posts and see if it can be tracked down, I found a similar situation with a weblink called Chrick Motorsports out of White Planes NY as they featured a great looking modified C-3 with the LeMans Filler and hd indicated that they were goingito re-sell in the US for about $250 and was listed as a "Bolt on" but they seem to have vanished as well.
Thanks again for the feedback
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2/4/08 7:56pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Steve,
 
Thank you very much for the suggested sites; I think the unit from Scott Drake maybe the better fit as size of 5.6 inches seems about perfect for the standard fuel door replacement on my C-3 and the available lock would also be a nice feature. I will send them an e-mail and see what they come back with on pricing and availability. The unit from Mooneyes seems a little too small in diameter and without the availability of a machine shop in my backyard to make up an adapter ring.
Thanks again for the great suggestions
 
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2/5/08 7:11am - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Jim,
Just wanted to thank you for joining at the GOLD level and to let you know your Vette looks great.
 
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2/5/08 7:43am - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Here is another one a little bit less expensive. Lemans style.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Gas-Cap-LeMans-AC-Shelby-Cobra-Replica-Ferrari-VW-etc_W0QQitemZ160202803960QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160202803960&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
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2/5/08 9:15am - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Thanks for the suggested site - that one was more reasonable but with being at various shows I liked the idea of being able to lock "roaming fingers" out as that cap set-up will more than likely become an attractive thing to be played with.... Based on these concerns I placed an order for the Scott Drake unit mentioned in an earlier post, plus the diameter seems just right to fit over the existing hole once the  fuel door is removed. Now it will be a matter of getting it plumbed on to the existing tank as painlessly as possible.

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2/5/08 9:27am - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Jim, glad I could help.  If you have time, Post a picture when you get installed on your car,  so we can all see.   THANKS, steve

And also a big thanks for going GOLD Clap , real glad you have joined us !!
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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
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2/5/08 9:48am - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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1969 Custom Modified, Hooker Header Side Pipes, 12 to 1 compression ratio, 355 CID,4 speed close ratio with hurst shifter, 370 rear, Recaro interior, Tilt hood, Hugger Orange and Black.

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Steve,
 
I will definitely post the pictures once I get it installed. Speaking of pictures, how do attach a photo of the car to your regular posting such as the setup you have. I have tried various ways via the help guide here under forum signitures - but no luck - keep getting error messages, guess I am more mechanically inclinded than I.T. savey. I had no problem attaching the gas cap photo for the begining of this string but can not figure the "profile -signiture -photo thing out.......Dead
Thanks again for th lead on the cap - now I just have to make it look good and function - hopefully this weekend.
 
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2/5/08 10:01am - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Thanks for the welcome,
 
I appreciate a site where you gather helpful information and experience from fellow owners, especially when tring to maintain or restore one of these older versions.
My wife refers to my 69 as the Great Pumpkin - as she is not real happy about the Orange color nor the time I have spent on it over the past 4 months working out some bugs and other bigger issues since buying it off e-bay. Now it runs great and turns a lot of heads - much more fun to drive than our C-4.
Looking forward to possibly meeting a few of the members at various effents in th eastern half of the US.
 
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2/5/08 12:59pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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I'm definitely looking forward to any pictures or "How-to" info you can provide on your installation. I was thinking of doing the same on my LT-1. Let us know if it works out for you, and just how "painfull" it was to install. Thanks!

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2/5/08 1:23pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Well believe it or not I run into a rather Large snag in my plans for installing the cap assembly this weekend - it appears from several internet sources that the supplier ( Scott Drake Enterprises) of the Cap  that  I was planning on using for this project, no longer has them in stock and does not know when any back orders on the item will be filled to its dealer network - so that does not sound real encouraging and has me back on the the hunt for another source for the LeMans cap assembly with 5.6" diameter flange base.
Will keep you infomed as to my progress with all the issues related to this project
 
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2/5/08 1:29pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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HEY JIMMY,   LOOKING TO GET ONE OF THOSE CAPS MYSELF. i LIKE THE LEMANS . I THINK THAT IS THE STYLE THAT MOTION PERFORMANCE PUT ON THEIR CUSTOMS. ANYWAY I  CHECKED WITH MY LOCAL PERFORMANCE SHOP WHO TOLD ME THEY CAN GET THEM. CHECK WITH YOURS IF YOU HAVE ONE LOCAL, I`LL CHECK BACK WITH THEM AND SEE IF I CAN FIND OUT WHO THE MANUFACTURER IS. BOB

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2/5/08 3:34pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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1969 Custom Modified, Hooker Header Side Pipes, 12 to 1 compression ratio, 355 CID,4 speed close ratio with hurst shifter, 370 rear, Recaro interior, Tilt hood, Hugger Orange and Black.

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Thanks Bob let me know wat you find in terms of details from your local guys and I believe you are correct on tshes being fitted on the Motion design.
I found a source for GT40 Caps that would definitely work but I am not so sold on the design - what do you think in comparison to the Lemans?
 
 
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It would definitely cover the existing  fuel door hole as this measures 6 inches in diameter but it does not have quite the same rounded look of the LeMans Style. Too many descisions.....
 


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2/7/08 6:41pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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For thoses who had asked, here is an update on the Roller Gas Cap project for my 69. This is just a test fit, as you can see the holes are not drilled yet but the fit to where the original fuel door is located is just about perfect. I found a machine shop in Tennessee that at produces these for GT40 replacements.
 
Jim 
 
Plus I think I am finally getting this picture posting program down.......


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2/7/08 7:30pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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'75 Stingray Coupe - 350 Bored, Edelbrock Alum. Heads, Performer Intake/ Carb., Harland Sharp Roller Rockers, MSD Ign., XE Comp. Cam, Pete Jackson Gear Drive, Hooker Headers, Side Pipes, TH400, 3000 RPM Stall and 3.55 Rear Gears

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JimmyV69-   looks GOOD! what's the cost of the fuel door? got a link?
    I tried talking a guy here into custom fab. me a billet door. He was too busy in his shop right now.


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2/7/08 8:55pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Gene,
 
Here is the Link to there site with prices and I ordered the the unit with the locking insert just to check it but it is not needed as the Cap and ring are large enough for you to reach in and remove your existing cap from its stock location.
 
 
I bought the additional items because I was not sure of the exact fitment since buying it sort of buying it sight unseen or untouched to be exact.
The owner, Joel did indicate that if guys wanted to get together and place an order for multiple units that he could work something off the price as I mentioned that there might be interest.
Glad you like it
 
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2/8/08 12:44pm - Reply: 'LeMans or Monza Style Gas Filler / G as Roller Cap'
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Jim, looks good.  Also thanks for the link.
                           Real Nice vette you haveThumbs%20Up. enjoyed the pictures......steve

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