Filler neck replacement mounting differences

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  1. theninja1011

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    Hey guys,
    So I recently got a replacement for a somewhat rusted filler neck on the end (right) the replacement (left) has a different screw placement than the older one. Do you have any recommendations on what to do with this? I don’t like the idea of drilling new holes into the car, but I’m not sure what to do at this point.
     
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    That's the wrong one.. Even if you drill to fit, the cap won't be correctly aligned when tightened.
     
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    One of those is a Maverick gas neck....the other one is for a Comet.

    Comet Maverick Gas Necks.jpg
     
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    I did nor realize that they are different .

    So do I have to use a Mustang filler neck on my Comet to run a Mustang gas cap?
     
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    Under that scenario.....yes.
     
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    I honestly had no idea that there was a difference between the two. Any idea where I can find another maverick filler neck?
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    I have lots of parts. Email me (see below) if I can help
     
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    Wow .... I just learned something! :yikes::yikes::yikes:

    That comes from having 2 Comets in my history and no Mavs .... ;)

    Thank you Professor Craig!
     
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