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nickypp 05-01-2019 06:42 PM

fuel odors in car
 
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In my 76 GT, where does this vent hose lead to when it reaches the fender well by the jack on the passenger side? Inquiring minds want to know...

Thanks,

Nick

slowcreek 05-02-2019 06:25 AM

Me, too. I've been searching for the hose while chasing the gas smell. I found a nick in the other end of that line in the trunk. Gassed me out!!

79AlfGT 05-02-2019 08:23 AM

Me three! I have yet to examine that hose. I was assuming my problem was the filler hose which looks pretty tired. Now I'll examine both.

nickypp 05-02-2019 12:27 PM

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Here are a couple of pics from where it starts.

planetmojo2 05-03-2019 07:07 AM

Just a wild guess... But there's a chance the end under the hood goes to a canister full of charcoal. You'd have to open the inspection hatch that lives in the front US passenger side wheel well (on the rear side) to be sure. Don't remember if that panel is secured with screws or pop rivets.

If I'm off target on that, hopefully someone more expert can steer you right.

If, in the one case cited, the problem is a cracked rubber filler hose between the filler neck and the tank... new ones can be found from Greg Gordon at HPSI. Those were NLA for a long time. But we convinced him to tool up for a production run. His units are for GTV6s, which have different diameters on each end. Alfettas have the same diameter on the filler neck and gas tank port.

Peter

Calguy 17 05-03-2019 06:39 PM

Thanks Planet....I need the filler hose for a 76 Alfetta GT. Contacted HPSI by e mail and phone. Haven't heard back. They must be extremely busy...

slowcreek 05-03-2019 08:08 PM

we still don't know where that plastic line hooks up and to what in the engine bay......

Calguy 17 05-03-2019 08:23 PM

My 76 GT does not have that plastic line.

slowcreek 05-03-2019 08:29 PM

If there's one at the evap tank in the rear, there's gotta be a place that hose goes to.

Calguy 17 05-03-2019 08:39 PM

I just checked under the hood. The hole is there but no plastic tube. Might be because it's a California car. Sorry I can't be of more help.

slowcreek 05-03-2019 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Calguy 17 (Post 8408778)
I just checked under the hood. The hole is there but no plastic tube. Might be because it's a California car. Sorry I can't be of more help.

thanks for looking. I can't find it in my engine bay either.

slowcreek 05-04-2019 08:01 PM

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FOUND IT!!!

I was tuning my Spica and had the air cleaner assembly off.

nickypp 05-17-2019 11:42 AM

Thank you slowcreek!

slowcreek 05-18-2019 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by nickypp (Post 8414170)
Thank you slowcreek!

You're welcome!!

After hooking that up, if you haven't already, check the integrity of that line in the trunk area closest to the fuel tank.


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