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Couple of years ago I bought a gas cap from a Packard parts supplier. It was obviously not nos, but was new. Yesterday, I ran out of gas and went to remove the cap..It twisted but would not release. I ended up prying the ears on the cap open and it came off. Inspecting the cap with one off my other car, I found that the new cap was not as deep. Close but no cigar. Another case of replacement parts that don't work.

Posted on: 2015/5/9 15:18
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Is there a name or a number or any kind of identification on the cap???? My guess is that u ought to be able to buy one at an auto parts store. Take the old along to match up.

Posted on: 2015/5/9 16:31
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Also note that some gas caps of that era mite require to push DOWN on the cap while turning much like a radddiator cap.

Posted on: 2015/5/9 16:32
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Re: gas cap
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I did try at a couple of locals but they did not have a match. The replacement cap I got was not a pushdown. I assume if I order a cap from a Packard guy it would be correct. There are no markings of any kind on the cap.
From the outside it is identical but when I placed them side by side I could see the new one was not as thick as the old one.

Posted on: 2015/5/9 18:15
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Though I still have the OEM gas cap on my 56, I do carry a spare in case I get stupid and leave it on the top of a gas pump somewhere. The spare is a standard NAPA item, functionally equivalent but a bit different in appearance - raised "wings" for your thumbs rather than the protruding side thumb wings; it's a perfect fit. If you want the NAPA number I believe I still have the box.

Posted on: 2015/5/9 18:47
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Thanks for the offer, Owen. We have a NAPA in the next town over from me. I'll try them first.

Posted on: 2015/5/9 19:47
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Once we get the NAPA part number. Please put in the the Part X-Ref here on the website so we can keep a record of it and help the next guy out.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2015/5/11 12:20
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Need a cap for a '55. it looks like 1950-1956?
Got a number?

Posted on: 2015/6/21 20:15
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Functional equivalent to OEM is a Stant G-37 for 1956, I assume 1955 is the same. I've got a couple of extras (used); if you want one send me a PM with your mailing address.

Posted on: 2015/6/21 21:26
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And here is one on e-bay right now, NOS: Ebay Stant G-37 NOS

Posted on: 2015/6/22 14:33
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