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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Looks like a Stant G-37 cap, very commonly available.

Posted on: 8/8 13:21:56
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Is there a non vented version of the G-37? In case I decide to run a higher vent from the rubber on the filler tube and up through the trunk?

Posted on: 8/8 14:24:03
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Not that I'm aware of.

Posted on: 8/8 14:47:06
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Just an update on the "drok" voltage reducer that I had for my gas and temp gauge...The car is running 12 volts, and last year my gauges started going up and down with the original voltage reducer. I then tried the drok solid state china reducer. It worked, sort of...Temp always read a little lower than with the old fashioned voltage reducer, and the gas gauge seemed to move with the temperature of the engine. I went back to an original part, and both gauges are working fine.
So, I will say the drok is a failed experiemnt and would not use it anymore. After taking the drok out, I tested it with my multi meter, and it was still putting out 5 volts, but I guess it is not really compatiable with our gauges.
Still don't have a solution to my gas coming out the gas cap. If I drive very gently through the curves, nothing comes out...I have a second new cap coming next week, so I can experiment with modifying one cap to seal the vent and/or try some rubber or foam sealer on the mating surface.

Posted on: 8/12 5:35:51
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Is it possible that the filler tube is flat but not parallel to the two latch points so that itís sealing on one side but not the other?

Posted on: 8/23 10:36:21
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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I'm using the original 5v gauge voltage regulator on 12v without any issue. The gauges are actually 5 volt, not 6 volts as were many ford gauge into the 70s. Packard used the same voltage regulator on 1954 6v cars as they did on 55/56 12v cars. The gauges need a steady 5v, not the 6-7.2v that the generator/battery is putting out. This is why the voltage regulator is used.

Posted on: 8/23 12:14:18
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