Replacing 1963 filler neck hose

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by MariVandaFord, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. MariVandaFord

    MariVandaFord In First Gear

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    I realized my filler neck hose is quite cracked and about to fall apart so I ordered a replacement. Now I’m staring at it like “how the hell does this thing go on? Do I need to drop the gas tank? How do these two rubber pieces connect? Did I order an extra piece?” The old one is just a hose. The new one is stiff thick rubber that’s pre bent. Advice? Help? Suggestions?
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  2. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    looks to me like you ordered an extra unneeded hose you should be able to get it on with out dropping the tank but the hose you have is for a 64-71
     
  3. andrewok1

    andrewok1 In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

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    wrong parts ,your not alone it happens more than spoke of ,
     
  4. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    It's not a matter of "wrong" parts, but a matter of cobbling together parts that will make it work. It looks to me like either A) the parts store didn't have one, that was one-piece, that matched the old one, or B) the parts guy assumed the car had an intermediate pipe. I think it was the former, because I've replaced the fill hoses on both Eddie (my former '89 Bronco) and Babe, and in both instances, I was sold a part that mostly matched but needed to be cut-to-fit. In this case, you'll need to find a suitable piece of pipe, cut a 3" section out, then join the two pieces to make the part you need. If you need to trim, trim the bigger one only.
     
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  5. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I agree that doesn't look right. Here's the correct 1-piece hose:

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  6. andrewok1

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    back just in time to save the hose problem , Well done BB
     
  7. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Thanks Andrew. I figure if you want correct Falcon parts, these are the best go-to guys.
     
  8. MariVandaFord

    MariVandaFord In First Gear

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    Hey guys! The hose I ordered supposedly was for the proper year. However maybe when my gas tank was replaced awhile back they shifted it too far right. Who knows. But I did find a proper metal pipe piece made specifically to link these two so I got er done! Just took a couple extra hose clamps.

    If I want to make sure the hose is snug as can be, is there anything I should put between the hoses and the connecting metal tube, or just cinch those hose clamps down and trust it?
     
  9. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Just properly cinch them down; the pressure will make the seal quite well, even against gasoline.
     
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