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Yanqui84@gmail.com
02-22-2010, 12:11 PM
Hello,

We are still having little bugs on the car that is preventing me to send it out to paint but they need to be done so I don't have to worry about scratching the paint later on.

When I put gas on the thank it seems that air goes in and i have to pump very slowly so I don't spill gas, we are thinking the tank does not have a air escape and due to that it takes me like 15 minutes to pump gas :( .

Have you guys had this problem or have? What have you done to correct it? Is this normal?

41 Frank
02-22-2010, 12:17 PM
What model Studebaker do you have? If it is a Lark type the vent line may be plugged.

Yanqui84@gmail.com
02-22-2010, 12:26 PM
Studebaker President 1957

31Streetrod
02-22-2010, 12:45 PM
If there is a rubber hose connecting the fill neck to the tank, check it to see if pehaps it is partially collasped. Your best bet would be to replace it if it has one.

Lost in the 50's

Yanqui84@gmail.com
02-22-2010, 12:46 PM
Yeah I replaced it when I took out the tank to clean it, we replace that hose because it had holes.

studeclunker
02-22-2010, 01:51 PM
My '62 Champ is the same way.

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bige
02-22-2010, 02:13 PM
Did the hose get crimped when you put the tank back in? There should be enough air escaping around the nozzle o allow you to fill it but if you are actually getting gas splashed back at you there is an obstruction somewhere.IMHO.

ErnieR

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silverhawk
02-22-2010, 03:20 PM
My Lark is the same way, and so was my dads! :( I "think" that it may be related to new pumps getting gas in there faster than the air can escape. Just a idea though....

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63t-cab
02-22-2010, 04:22 PM
My 55 Champion did that also,come to think of it so did my 55 President.

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PlainBrownR2
02-22-2010, 04:28 PM
Is it one particular station or is it happening at a few different stations? The stations these days, well the ones with a server(computer system), will have days where the traffic going to the system slows the pumps down. One day it will be whizzing along, the next day it will take an eternity to fill. This situation isn't limited to the older cars as it happens to our modern cars as well. If its a single station, I would think it's the station or the pump. If it's happening at a few different stations, it's something with the tank. My Lark will do the same thing, however, when I feel down by the vent hose, you can feel the air whizzing out of the hose in this instance.

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bams50
02-22-2010, 04:36 PM
Do these have a vent line that's open on the end? If so, the mud daubers love to plug the ends with mud, which hardens into a pretty effective plug. Worth a look.

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silverhawk
02-22-2010, 05:05 PM
I wonder if it has something to do with the vent being up on the gas filler neck? All the air coming up the neck to get to the vent might be resisting the gas coming it.

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BobGlasscock
02-22-2010, 05:41 PM
I don't know what I'm talking about cuz we don't have these gizmos in my part of Texas. I've seen pictures on tv of gas pumps that have a rubber seal thing over the nozzle. If that seal 'seals' down, then that would prevent air from escaping from where the breather tube connects to the fill-tube. Try pulling the breather tube off the fill-tube so the air doesn't have to escape through the line which the rubber thingy seals.

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BobGlasscock
02-22-2010, 05:42 PM
sorry about all the technical jargon......

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showbizkid
02-22-2010, 06:20 PM
Yeah, I believe it has to do with the California emissions nozzles. Happens to me all the time.


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kurtruk
02-22-2010, 06:20 PM
Bob, those are vapor recovery nozzles. And while troublesome when introduced--what?---twenty years ago---they seem to have the bugs worked out now. Air escaping from the filling car tank is returned to the underground storage tank.

Something else to consider: At least SOME modern nozzles must be used in the [u]upright</u> position. They will not dispense when turned upside down (or sideways[90 degrees]). This happens if you are stretching the hose across your car 'cause you can't remember which side your gas filler is on.[B)] I have found a need to turn a nozzle sideways on my Stude to avoid it interfering with the sheetmetal around the gas door. Maybe pertinent here.[?]

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rockne10
02-22-2010, 07:15 PM
My thought, for what it's worth;

If the filler neck hose on the Studebaker (which had a slight bend in it) was ever replaced with a generic straight hose (which is about all you can get from your local FLAPS) there's no way to install the straight hose without it collapsing.

laughinlark
02-22-2010, 07:40 PM
Here in Calif is a PITA filling a Stude. What I do is hold back on the big black end that contacts the top of the filler by hand. This allows air flow for venting. Pump runs wide open than. Sometimes you can offset the nozzle to expose the tube for filling. But filling your tank slow gives people more time to admire your Studebaker.;)

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Yanqui84@gmail.com
02-23-2010, 03:37 PM
I guess i just need to have more patience, now i dont feel that bad since am not the only one that goes through this mission.

BobGlasscock
02-23-2010, 06:41 PM
I still humbly think you ought to at least try removing the air tube from the top of the filler pipe, just to see what happens. That way you don't have to rely on the gas pumps air system.

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