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Gas filler neck problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Jun 25, 2001.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I am trying to hook up the saddle tanks in my pickup. The problem I have is that the filler neck itself (that attaches to the bed) uses a hose that is 1-7/8 or 1-15/16th ID. The gas tank itself takes a hose of 1-1/2 ID. If it matters, the tanks are from a 73 - 79, and the bed and filler necks are from an 87.
    You guys are pretty ingenuitive; what can I use to connect the tanks?
    -- Mike
     
  2. Highlander

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    My first guess would be to get somekind of a reducer maybe peace of PVC pipe would work if the gas won't eat it up.
    Hope this helps out some. Cethern

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  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Just use the bigger hose and put a hose clamp on it and tighten the @#$!@ out of it. I'm sure it'll work fine, it's rubber hose.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  4. TX Mudder

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    It's pretty thick rubber, double wall. I guess I can try it.
    -- Mike
     
  5. newyorkin

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    Malke sure it specifically says for fuel and oil! They're a little more expensive ($1 or $2), but the standard hose will disintegrate quick when used with petroleum based liquids, especially gasoline and gas vapors.

    Ratch
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  6. Emmettology 101

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    Go to your local exhaust shop and have the make a reducer out of Stainless. Shouldn't be very expensive and then use the 1 1/2" on the tank side and the smaller stuff on the other side.

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    That would work better.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  8. TX Mudder

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    Emmettology, that sounds like an idea. Thanks for the heads up!
    -- Mike
     

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