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Old 10-06-2016, 11:32 AM
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There's a rubber hose that connects to the vent fitting and sits in a groove on top of the tank so it's not crushed between the tank and trunk floor.
Oops. I meant fuel fitting not vent fitting. As Dave mentioned there's a small metal vent tube near the filler neck.

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Old 10-06-2016, 11:59 AM
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Have you located the leak yet?

I do not suspect the fuel line because the suction would cavitate rather than leak. My understanding of the problem is that fuel leaks out onto the pavement.

It's important you find the leak ASAP. From here, I can't see how rusted your fuel line is or how rotted your connections are. So, it's up to you to locate the leak. Let us know what you found. - Dave
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Talked to my mechanic today. He only has one guy at the shop that can work on older cars. I'm schedule with him next Wednesday.
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Thanks to everyone who commented. I now have a metal overflow tube and vented gas cap.Hopefully no more problems. I also have 2 pr. of Thunderbird valve covers, goldish in color. Not sure which motor they fit. If anyone needs these, let me know. Not sure what they are worth. Also located the upper interior windshield molding. I appreciate everyone's suggestions.

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Talked to my mechanic today. He only has one guy at the shop that can work on older cars. .
WOW, sad state of affairs these days I guess, but it is what it is..............
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:15 PM
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Turns out Rock Auto sent me the wrong gas cap.It either was not vented or did not work as it should. Had gas flowing uphill out the filler neck. They were apologetic and shipped the correct one out (they say) yesterday.
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