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Replacement Gas cap

Postby CDA » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:52 pm

The problem with these big part store chains is that the parts they recommend are not necessarily the best fit. I've been looking for a gas cap for my Monza (as many of you may know) and most of these store chains recommend the Stant locking gas cap shown below (about 3.75 inches wide?) for all years. I decided to go with the Stant part #10746 also shown below (4.25 inches wide) which is supposed to be a replacement for a Plymouth Volare but, as you can see, it fits like a glove.
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Postby res0o7eb » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:24 pm

Hey, Carlo. I just noticed your post above.
That is good news. I'm going to try to find one for my Sunbird.
Do you have a closer picture of that gas cap on your car?
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Postby CDA » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:07 pm

res0o7eb wrote:Hey, Carlo. I just noticed your post above.
That is good news. I'm going to try to find one for my Sunbird.
Do you have a closer picture of that gas cap on your car?


I have enclosed a closer view of the gas cap. You'll notice how flush it sits to the body. It's a nice replacement gas cap and very easy to find.

(See attached images for following explanation)

Because this is a replacement for a Plymouth Volare, the handle will not sit completely horizontal when rotated into place (image 2A). What you may want to do (which is what I did with mine- image 2B) is take the handle apart (2 screws hold the valve to the handle) and redrill 2 new offsets on the valve plate. Once put back together it will thread into place pretty much like the original cap.
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Postby mad max motorsports » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:30 pm

CDA,
What is the part number and vendor for that gas cap?

Thanks
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Postby CDA » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:53 pm

mad max motorsports wrote:CDA,
What is the part number and vendor for that gas cap?

Thanks
Jim



It is a Stant gas cap part #10746. It's nicely finished in chrome with a hard plastic handle. I picked mine up at an ACDelco Automotive Parts dealer.

Just a reminder that this is a replacement for the hard to find 4.25" cap. The 3.75" seems to be easily available based on the ebay listings I've seen.
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Postby marco_1978_spyder » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:49 pm

Hi all, I moved this thread to the best-of section, to keep this great info handy.

Thanks CDA!!!!

And thanks all for the questions everyone, its threads like this that keep us rocking.

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So what's the part # for the 3.75 smaller cap

Postby MIKESMONZA » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:34 am

:arrow: I like the post on gas caps,, but do you or any one know what the stant # for the 3.75 smaller cap like the one on my :arrow: 75 monza 2+2 hatchback,, :( Lost this morning leaving the fuel pump,,I heard it hit the ground from the perch on the rear window trim,, :arrow: I out rounding up a "mounted posse" ( local equestrian's club said they will have some member's :roll: looking ,,,,sunday on the ride down the same road,,, :arrow: boy they can really roll out of sight quick maybe we will have a contest at the strip roling gas cap lid's/caps,,,Mike
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Postby spyder_xlch » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:18 pm

I didn't know '75 had a different cap. I just checked my 75 and 79, sure enough the 79 is bigger.
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Re: So what's the part # for the 3.75 smaller cap

Postby CDA » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:20 am

MIKESMONZA wrote::arrow: I like the post on gas caps,, but do you or any one know what the stant # for the 3.75 smaller cap like the one on my 75 monza 2+2 hatchback
Mike


Mike, I believe what you are looking for is Stant #10713
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Postby fyrftr50 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:46 am

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Have you considered painting the cap to match your body colour, like the original. A Spyder just doesn't look the same with a chrome cap for some reason.
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Postby CDA » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:28 pm

fyrftr50 wrote:Carlo
Have you considered painting the cap to match your body colour, like the original. A Spyder just doesn't look the same with a chrome cap for some reason.


Bryan, I ended up purchasing a 3.5" cap on e-bay and used the valve from that cap to replace the damaged one. I then had the old cap repaired and repainted.
My monza now has it's original cap back. :D
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Re: Replacement Gas cap

Postby zeke » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:40 am

I was wondering what I was gonna do with my warped muzzy cap. Thanx for figuring it out CDA! I may paint it to match.
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Re: Replacement Gas cap

Postby ROB » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Does anyone know which cars took which size?
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Re: Replacement Gas cap

Postby zeke » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:27 pm

Don't order a Stant 10746 from Rock Auto, you will get a locking cap in a Stant box with a label stuck on over the other part # saying that it is 10746. :(
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Re: Replacement Gas cap

Postby 79440bird » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:22 am

I can make a new original style gas cap 4-1/4 if that's what your looking for. Just the outer part for about 30 bucks. It will be a copy of the original. I'm in the Detroit Michigan area an I'm not a business just a guy with the H - body sickness. Lol. 586 549-1609 text or call Doug I Can do the transaction through PayPal so u have no worries. Currently own 4 h - body car for over 20 years an I am currently making a mold for the sunbird filler panel.
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