Well my '74GTV's neck hasn't been shortened and the brand new filler boot doesn't fit at all, so I haven't much to lose by shortening mine. As things stand now, it's about a 15 minute process to fill the tank- stuff a paper towel in the filler boot to catch the (unavoidable) splash, hold the nozzle just right and dribble the fuel in as carefully as I can so it doesn't spill all over and have the trunk open the whole time so the cabin doesn't fill with fumes. Then leave the trunk open and fiddle around a few more minutes to let the filler boot dry out and dissipate the fumes I do get. Doesn't seem to be any different at other stations.
Handy, no? Well, from what I've read in other threads on the subject it's no picnic to remove the tank for the neck modification, though I may give it a whirl this off-season (I'm a Midwesterner).
Oh, I forgot the last step in the process: get back in the car, start it up, and notice all the other drivers gawking at my Alfa, and think, "If it was easy, everybody'd be doing it..."
cool!!!!!!!Anyone who has the Road & Track magazine test in 1967 of the 'new' GTV, can see a picture of the filler neck sitting high in the fuel door opening. They showed the pic to explain the problem that they had putting gas in it!!!
And that was with pre-smog type nozzels!!!
Shortening the neck 1" will not affect the fitting of the boot. In fact, it is easier to fit then rubber boot to the body and then slide the short filler piece thru it and into the new coupling to the tank.
Roger, I'll show you how nice mine works now ! :^)