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70tbolt Geoff Ullmann
Morgan Hill, California, USA   USA
Where can I get a fuel cap rubber seal for my 75 Spitfire like the one on the left in the photos vented or not. The one on the right I ordered from Rimmer Bros and it is totally different. I must be missing something. Can't seem to find on Moss, Victoria British, British Northwest or the Roadster Factory.

Thanks Geoff



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Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
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Check the ones at Canley Classics. They show two different ones, one US and one for others. Their US sample in the photo does look very similar to the one in my 75. Also a shot of a 78 seal.
Dan


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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
I'm ordering one as an "add on" for another order.

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70tbolt Geoff Ullmann
Morgan Hill, California, USA   USA
This is what my cap looks like. The center of the seal I got from Rimmers (like yours) does not fit in the opening on mine.

Geoff


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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Interesting. Looks like a restrictor plate was added so that the nozzel from a Leaded gas pump could not be used to miss-fuel the car (unleaded pumps had smaller nozzels)

Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
In reply to # 1500880 by 70tbolt This is what my cap looks like. The center of the seal I got from Rimmers (like yours) does not fit in the opening on mine.

Geoff

You are lucky enough to have the California smog cap style I am guessing. Does your Commission # have the C at the end of the numbers? That would be the difference between yours and the one I show for my 75 that is NOT a Ca. car. Like you, I did not find one of the rubbers that was specifically for a Ca. car. The later Ca. cars, at least my 79, had the setup as shown on the 78 photo. Is yours damaged, I can't see from the photo. You may have to just find some fuel resistant rubber and make one or try some sort of repair on yours.
That is a different looking restrictor on there, I had only seen the kind that were down inside the filler neck. That is obviously an unleaded nozzle hole.
Dan

70tbolt Geoff Ullmann
Morgan Hill, California, USA   USA
Thanks Dan, yes it is a California car. The rubber seal I have is damaged (see my original post) and not sure if I can make a repair or not. It will probably work as is but my dilemma is there is no smog equipment on the car and I have capped off the emissions vent at the top of the fuel tank. Therefore I may need to poke a small hole in the center of my seal to prevent a vacuum. However, the seal being damaged as it is, I'm sure would cause a gas smell in my garage. May need to bite the bullet and get a new gas cap.

Geoff

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
Just get a new rubber seal for $3.99.

While you are waiting you can cut a small piece of neoprene sheet and close the cap on it.

70tbolt Geoff Ullmann
Morgan Hill, California, USA   USA
Thanks Doug, but unfortunately that type will not work. I have one of those and it is designed for UK type. Mine is a California car.

Geoff

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1500907 by Doug in Vegas Just get a new rubber seal for $3.99.

While you are waiting you can cut a small piece of neoprene sheet and close the cap on it.

Doug,
Geoff has already tried that. It doesn't fit. The neoprene sheet idea may work for him, but he is looking for a real fuel cap seal to fit his cap.


Geoff,
You may have to swap to a cap from another year Spitfire. Oh, and you are better off having the charcoal canister than you are with a direct vented filler cap.
All the best,
Paul

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500938 by 70tbolt Thanks Doug, but unfortunately that type will not work. I have one of those and it is designed for UK type. Mine is a California car.

Geoff

My car is a California car too.

Some kid managed to pry off my original cap right out of it's rubber mount. Had to replace the cap. Glued the replacement in with a bit of form a gasket adhesive sealant so it can't be stolen again.

How about this one?

http://www.spitbits.com/store/1d-GAS-CAP-INTERNAL-SEAL-MK3-GT6-P1057C282.aspx

Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
I think there will be a huge majority of owners will suggest to NOT go with the vented cap as it will smell up the garage. The line to the charcoal canister is a very good idea and it has no affect on anything else.
Dan

70tbolt Geoff Ullmann
Morgan Hill, California, USA   USA
Looks like the part # might be ZKC1559 (for California) based on one of the parts books. Unfortunately can't find it online anywhere. Are there any superseded parts list?

Thanks
Geoff

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N5329K Silver Member Robin White
Pacific Grove, CA, USA   USA
I have a California 1978 and this gas cap seal worked perfectly:
http://www.spitbits.com/store/2-GAS-CAP-SEAL-MK41500-P3048C170.aspx
Robin

70tbolt Geoff Ullmann
Morgan Hill, California, USA   USA
Thanks Robin. I bought one of those and unfortunately it does not fit my correctly.

Geoff

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