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Burrogs
Matt Burroughs
Houston, TX
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01/18/2016 02:19PM

Main British Car:
1970 MGB GT V8 Conversion Ford 331ci

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Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: August 03, 2016 05:36PM

I'm looking to get an Aston/Works style gas cap to go on the C pillar of my BGT. There are WAY too many options. I think I've decided on a roller catch style, but am a bit shy on getting the full size cap (3.5 in). Does anyone have a recommendation on size, where to buy, etc? Prices are all over the place on these things (From $120 all in to $600).

I've got the Mocal brochure in front of me and am looking at the following:

Aston 2/34" Roller Catch Fuel Cap in Chrome with the alloy Flange (approx $325)
Aston 3.5" Roller Cap kit (approx $245)

Anyone have any opinions on these?


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: August 04, 2016 02:28PM

ebay has several cheaper alternatives...
......type in 'Aston fuel cap' .....'Monza fuel cap'....or equivalent.

EDIT: Added crappy photo of Mike Maloney's old GT gas cap

Maloney flip fuel lid.JPG



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/2016 02:32PM by ex-tyke.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: Dan B
Date: August 04, 2016 03:07PM

That kind of looks like the cap on a TR6


Burrogs
Matt Burroughs
Houston, TX
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1970 MGB GT V8 Conversion Ford 331ci

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: August 04, 2016 03:25PM

This is the look I'm after, just not sure how it will look in person.
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tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: tbo
Date: August 04, 2016 07:08PM

I think I would check out a TR3 gas cap. The TR6 is bigger and more competitive looking The TR3 cap is smaller and more refined and would look much better on your car . They are not very expensive either as far as I know maybe sixty bucks or so.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(431 posts)

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12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: August 04, 2016 08:16PM

My gt does have a tr6 gas cap in the C pilar.....I like it for a couple of reasons..one it looks cool...two..it has a very small separate separate vent passage cast into the exterior gas cap assembly to vent the gas tank...on the internal side of the "C" pilar there is a nipple in that side of the casting that you connect a hose to and run through the trunk floor..I'll post a pic tomorrow


Burrogs
Matt Burroughs
Houston, TX
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1970 MGB GT V8 Conversion Ford 331ci

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: August 04, 2016 09:00PM

What about something like this instead. Basically a much nicer, slightly larger version if my current setup. Wouldn't be countersunk, but you get the idea. If I'm drilling holes on the exterior, I want to make sure I get it right the first time.
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Burrogs
Matt Burroughs
Houston, TX
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1970 MGB GT V8 Conversion Ford 331ci

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: August 04, 2016 09:14PM

Found some more pics online, and an old one of mine for reference. Wonder if the Aston style works better with the Sebring flares vs Huffaker.
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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 05, 2016 09:38AM

Looks like a wart.


Burrogs
Matt Burroughs
Houston, TX
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1970 MGB GT V8 Conversion Ford 331ci

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: August 05, 2016 10:59AM

Ok, I think I figured it out, I found a screw on cap with a bezel with screws. Should not require any modification to my current setup, and will give me the size I'm after along with some of the bulk. Plus, this setup is 1/3 the price of the others. Here's a quick mockup, sans the screw on cap.
Photoshop gas cap1.jpg

Product links. This place has a lot of nice stuff at reasonable prices.

[www.eddiemotorsports.com]

[www.eddiemotorsports.com]



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v8bloke
Mark Rawlins

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: v8bloke
Date: August 05, 2016 04:41PM

Matt the smaller one looks like the one on mine.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j30/V8bloke/IMG_1174_zpsqmnkrs27.jpg


Burrogs
Matt Burroughs
Houston, TX
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1970 MGB GT V8 Conversion Ford 331ci

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: Burrogs
Date: August 05, 2016 05:14PM

Mark,

Yes, I believe yours is the Newton Aero 300. They make the one for Ridetech too, it is slightly larger with more decoration. I just wish it was polished instead of the satin finish. It looks great and is the one I prefer, as well as being able to lock it. I may just break down and get the ride tech one and have it polished if it looks off.

How do you like it? Any regrets?

Matt


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 06, 2016 01:13PM

Can you polish the one you like? Or maybe take it somewhere that'll polish it for you.

My 2 (which is all its worth). With the shaved badges, side strips, side markers, etc., your car is very clean and cohesive looking. With that clean/classy look, less is more. Now, if you want to really change the look, the gas cap, a racing number or circle for one, a stripe, etc would make it look more aggressive. Just a different theme.


mgb4tim
Tim Nagy
Pittsburgh, PA - USA
(44 posts)

Registered:
11/22/2008 06:38PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB 5.0 EFI

Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: mgb4tim
Date: August 18, 2016 02:38PM

keep it clean... :)

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mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: mgb260
Date: August 22, 2016 04:16PM

I like this one, retro style and good price:

[www.cpperformance.com]



DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: September 02, 2016 03:29PM

Go check out a marine supply store.
The array of boat fuel fillers is astounding.
Aluminum, stainless and brass are all available.
Almost any style that you can think of.
My personal favorite though is an old wire wheel spinner.
The conversion is pretty easy.
And if you have the spinners on your wheels as well it kinda completes the look.
Here's a ratty old one on my Esprit
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Live like you mean it.
Fred


classic conversions
bill guzman

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Re: Aston Style Gas Cap
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: January 28, 2017 10:23PM

You can also use a XJ6 Jaguar gas cap


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