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Stepping down a fuel filler hose 2.25" to 1.5"

Right now I have a pipe with a gas cap sticking out of the side of my truck and I wanted to step up to an Air Ride Cool Cap when I paint this spring.

http://www.hotrodsusa.com/store/air_coolcap.html

My tank has a 2.25" diameter outlet and the Cool Cap has a 1.5". Is there some kind of hose or shim that I can use to make these work together?

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You might consider one of these-cheaper and it's a 2"-

http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=63671F
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Thanks for that link 35Window, I will probably be in the market soon for a gas filler like this...


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You might consider one of these-cheaper and it's a 2"-

http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=63671F
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And it doesn't have those $*#@ palm trees etched on it!

I went out and checked again and confirmed that my tank outlet 2.25 inch and not 2".

Do you know how I would get a 2.25" inside-diameter hose to stay on that thing?

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Why not go down to the local Exhaust shop and have them make one for you?
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No exhaust shops where I live. Just snow.

Could I just wind a little duct tape around the filler neck to take up the extra space and put on a hose clamp? Seems like that would work, but I hate rigging stuff...
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No exhaust shops where I live. Just snow.

Could I just wind a little duct tape around the filler neck to take up the extra space and put on a hose clamp? Seems like that would work, but I hate rigging stuff...

No,
I wouldn't do that-do it right! Try this-

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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You're the man!

I tried to Google something like that but my search parameters weren't even close.

My sincere thanks. I now have a gas cap without palm trees that actually fits. And for about 1/2 the price.

I love this forum.

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Almost any auto store or catalog will have in their exhaust section pipe reducers elbows ect , just watch you ID and OD dimensions . Just wondering what kind of tank are you using that has 2 1/2 " inlet ? Just a thought , the last peace of 1 1/2 " fuel hose I bought was over $ 15.00 a foot in 3' minimums so you may want to fab up as much as you can in pipe . Also most marine fills of that style are 1 1/2 IPS pipe and you need 1 7/8 hose .
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Thanks for the tip. Nothing's ever simple is it?

I also have the vent hose that keeps gas from splashing out to deal with. Oh, well. I've been needing to get in some practice with my new MIG anyway.

The tank is from a '87 Chevy S10 now residing in a heavily modified 52 Chevy pickup. Got to paint this sprint (rust!) and I figured while I've got it blown apart, I'd deal with all the little things that bother me...
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a 2" ID -2.5" OD exhaust reducer coupling, don't need to weld, I'v clamped and used a thin layer of black RTV to seal them.
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