Refueling these old cars with the gas filler behind the license plate

Discussion in 'Wet behind the ears??' started by STREETFIGHTER50, Sep 8, 2019.


    STREETFIGHTER50 Well-Known Member

    As y’all know I just bought my first old school recently. Now when y’all fill up the gas tanks on these, do you just keep filling til it stops automatically or less. I feel like a lot would spill back out due to the angle of the filler tube being so low/almost flat in comparison to the newer cars.
  2. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Fill it ‘til it clicks! The biggest problem for me is the fact that pump hoses have gotten so short in the last decade; I really have to pay attention to where I stop the car.
  3. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    I have noticed that, too. I have to make sure that I park closer to the pump than I normally would for some of the hoses to reach.
  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Always feel like my car is way out into the path of travel due to having to pull so far forward to fill up.
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  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I love gassing this up.

    The look of confusion on people's faces is worth it.

  6. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Y'know, Some Buick guy, somewhere with the FBTLP , tried to get a personal tag that says; "ENEMA".
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  7. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    FBTLP? I get the "enema" part
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  8. Duane

    Duane Member

    You should see the looks I get when I fill up the X-Camino. It fills from inside the bed.
  9. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    filler behind the license plate :D
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  10. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    fill all the way . lets face it by the time you've gone a couple miles down the road the level is drastically reduced anyway :(
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  11. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    • Just make sure you have the right gas tank cap.70 is not vented and it does not go in a 71=72 car,these are vented.. Bruno .
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  12. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    I thought it was vice versa?
  13. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    my daughter had the GN and called me from the gas station wondering how to gas it up.
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  14. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    Depends whether you are talking with respect to the cap or the tank. A 72 Electra tank is vented so uses a non vented cap.

    Given the low profile of the tank and low angle of the filler I'd be wary of using a vented cap. 150 lbs of fuel under acceleration forced to the back of the tank....
  15. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

    I see you know the trick of using your gas cap to hold the tag down!
  16. Duane

    Duane Member

    "I see you know the trick of using your gas cap to hold the tag down!"

    Doesn't everyone do that?
  17. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    This isn't my first rodeo. :D:D
  18. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

  19. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    What year Riviera had the fuel door at the outer edge of the bumper?

    Almost impossible to find for the uninformed......
  20. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    My 69 Riviera has a gas door above the plate
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