Gas cap issue . 1970 maverick

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  1. Ford Freak

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    How’s it going guys . So I scored an deluxe cap of eBay. But my 70 The has tube is a lil different. Than the 72.
    It won’t allow it to go in.. I was thinking about grinding it down..

    Has anyone with a 70 run into this problem?
     
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    Could you post a picture of the cap locking side and of your filler tube? The only problem I ever had was later cars with the unleaded pipe and the 4 ear caps. The deluxe cap came out for the 70 model year. It was what came on my 70 Grabber from the factory.
     
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    Yes sir, ill take some in the morning. I don’t want to grind up the gas tube , if. It is an easy fix
     
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    Is your car from California? If so it takes a one year only special cap...
     
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    Yes sir it’s a California car
     
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    Unless someone has a non ca 1970 gas tube ?
     
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    Here is a good photo of the difference in caps. The longer one is the special California cap. That was a NOS one I sold awhile back.

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    I went to my friends house yesterday & puller a gas tube off my old 72 & off his grabber. Gonna try & experiment with it right now . I’ll have the pics up shortly
     
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    That is a big difference
     
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    So I tried the tube off the 71 and the 72 no luck. I’m thinking about grinding a lil excess metal off the 70 gas tube. I’m not sure what else to do. I can only assume that the deluxe cap California only one is super hard to find
     
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    I have a 70 deluxe California only cap I’d be willing to sell. You can start a conversation with me for more info.
     
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    Yes, and the problem is the filler neck. You have an early neck, later cap. You can grind off the ears on the neck (remove it first) a tiny bit at a time till it works. I did that with mine, works fine.
     
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    Well I guess I learned something new today, I knew there was a slight difference in the caps as far as vented opposed to unvented and the 4 ear verses the 2 ear and some saying Maverick and having a cable loop but this is a new one on me
     

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