Fuel Filler Neck - Bird's Beak!!!

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Fuel Filler Neck - Bird's Beak!!!

Post by honeybus » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:47 pm

About 15 years ago, I found a pristine bird's beak fuel filler neck on a Cali bus that made it to a local junk yard in Northern Virginia.

I thought I had a 'one-of-a-kind', and I went to bed every evening with a smile on my face. For 15 years...

Then today, I saw another - for sale - on a VW site.

So, I bought it. Now I have a 'two-of-a-kind'.

Question: when I go to sleep tonight, will I be TWICE as happy, or HALF as happy?

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Re: Fuel Filler Neck - Bird's Beak!!!

Post by tommu » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:31 pm

I missed it! My Bus has the original intact. It's a prerequisite for SMOG here in CA and I'm always nervous about what will happen when it finally falls into the tank. Let me know when you find another - I can wait 15 yrs too.

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Re: Fuel Filler Neck - Bird's Beak!!!

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:14 pm

tommu wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:31 pm
It's a prerequisite for SMOG here in CA
Do today's smoggers even know what they are looking for? I have no doubt that I would try to fake them out if they didn't know what it was.
"Do you have an unleaded fuel restrictor?"
"Yes."
"Show me."
"Here, a regular nozzle can't negotiate the corner here, it would spray back in your face and light the gas station on fire, have you seen all of those VW fires?yeah that's regular fuel people trying to power past the restrictor, no really, we're good, how 'bout them Eagles, huh? now they got bird beaks. Anyways."
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Fuel Filler Neck - Bird's Beak!!!

Post by honeybus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:04 pm

Sorry. Is California still hung up on the fuel nozzle restrictors?

For what years Baywindow?

If you just need the fuel nozzle restrictors, without an emissions test, I have a suggestion.

Interested?

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Re: Fuel Filler Neck - Bird's Beak!!!

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:46 pm

honeybus wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Sorry. Is California still hung up on the fuel nozzle restrictors?
Interested?
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It just has to be present. All pumps now have unleaded fuel with unleaded nozzles, so it doesn't "matter".
But the smog check people like to tick off their list of required equipment without having to debate.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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