[DeTomaso] Hinge spring for gas filler gill

JDeRyke at aol.com JDeRyke at aol.com
Sat Jan 15 14:52:00 EST 2011

If your home-made spring works, MIke- don't worry about it. The loads are 
incredibly low and its more for vibration resistence. FWIW, I made a 
right-side gill of fiberglas, and duplicated the stock left-side opeing cap,hinge 
and spring so I could route the radiator cap up behind a hinged opening, just 
like the fuel filler. This was in 1998- and my home made spring (of 
half-hard 2024 aluminum) for rad fill is still nice 'n tight. Likely your handiwork 
will outlive you! Cheers- J Deryke

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