Fuel Filler neck - how the heck?

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  1. Powerband

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    What's the best way remove the fuel filler neck for the tank - 1974 Maverick?. I had a heck of a time getting the tank out of a parts car because filler neck wouldn't release and need to remove it in the 'good' car.

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    this may not help but they sell the tank to neck seal new...:yup:
     
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    Loosen the straps so you can wiggle the tank while pulling on the neck. Sometimes they can be a bear to remove. WD40 helps some
     
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    I have one on ebay right now with cap and gaskets for sale
     
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    "this may not help but they sell the tank to neck seal new"...

    My parts car donor filler neck is a '76 and my 'good' car is a '74. I wanted to use the '76's filler neck on the '74 without removing the whole tank.

    As typical, MACS lists 71-75 as using one filler neck gasket and '75 up as using another with no reason as to the difference- tank?-neck size? - location ... ?

    have fun
     
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    you will most likely need to drop the tank. Take off the straps and use a bar to very gently pry downwards on the tank.
     
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    I think that the reason for the difference after '75 is the government mandate to use unleaded fuel. I don't know what the physical difference is between the filler necks.
     
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    Mine had a mustang tank when I bought it. Had to change out the neck because the Maverick Bull Gas Cap didn't clock correctly on it. about 15 degrees off. My tank has a rubber connection hose that fits over the new filler tube I purchased. I did have to trim down the filler tube an inch and a half for it to fit.
     

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