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    Angry gas theft 69 sedan deville

    So today I go to fill up and i notice my gas cap is gone,and the filler neck is not perfectly round. I am pretty sure last time I filled up (a couple weeks ago) that I put the gas cap back on. Im not sure though..just got the car painted and i used to sit the filler cap on the trunk lid,maybe its possibe I sat the cap on the pump and drove off. However I bought a new cap today and people all day said as I was driving your leaking gas whenever you go up or hill or turn a corner. I also filled up so much today that I could visably see the fuel. Either way long story short what would be a good way to make it so they had to work extra hard to pry off the locking gas cap (which is now plastic versus the metal one I had for the last 10yrs). I thought about getting hose (maybe radiator size) and putting it on the filler next with a couple hose clamps so no room to put anything behind the gas cap? As a side note I didnt really notice less gas because if Im not going a long distance (staying around town) i only put $20 or so at a time.

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    It is fairly logical that someone who has a nicely kept and freshly painted big old Cadillac may be pretty likely to have the car gassed up for the adventures they can presumably afford to have. A locking gas cap is a pretty good sign that the car is a loaded oil tanker ripe for pirating the fuel, and is something a desperate and determined thief would need to break off in as quick and dirty of a way possible.

    If you are concerned about this happening again here are my thoughts. Maybe try a standard gas cap, since you don't keep much fuel on board why worry about locking it up? Or move to a neighborhood or job where the odds of theft and vandalism are lower and less likely to occur. Or sell the car and then you won't have the risk or worry of its possible molestation. Or vote for politicians who permit widespread utilization of our oil resources in this country which will lower gas prices and stimulate our economy and allow for more mobility which increases everyone's prosperity so crime is less likely to happen. Or just don't worry about it and enjoy owning and driving your car as before since it is all part of the fun and adventure!

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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    Yah,
    I drove mine 20-25 miles and a couple of gallons were gone!!
    Seriously, I like what the previous post said...... Just keep a regular cap on it. If someone wants the gas they are going to get it no matter what. If you have a regular cap, it can be easy---- or they will tear your filler neck up in the process by going the hard way. Let them have the few gallons or so you have in there. Cheaper than having the neck/tank repaired.
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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    why would I move or sell my car? I am looking for a factory gas cap. However is it possible to make my filler hole non egg shaped.

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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    You can always try with pliers... Or with an iron cone and a hammer. A welding torch always helps to correct metal shape but in this place is by no means advisable.

    I canīt believe someone steals gas from a car tank in U.S., given the low gas prices.... If you had the prices we have in Europe of 1,50 € one liter... (Thatīs like $7,58 a gallon). My advice is storing the car in a parking if you have no garage... These cars are too valuable to leave them in the street. If I had mine in the street I could not sleep at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CADforce69
    You can always try with pliers... Or with an iron cone and a hammer. A welding torch always helps to correct metal shape but in this place is by no means advisable.

    I canīt believe someone steals gas from a car tank in U.S., given the low gas prices.... If you had the prices we have in Europe of 1,50 € one liter... (Thatīs like $7,58 a gallon). My advice is storing the car in a parking if you have no garage... These cars are too valuable to leave them in the street. If I had mine in the street I could not sleep at night.
    Earlier this year, someone siphoned out my entire gas tank on my caddy.....all 20 gallons of it.....on my mechanics lot. I hope it clogged their fuel system because that was some old gas.
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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    How about running the filler neck up on the trunk, and having a fake filler neck in license plate?!

    Now what to fill the fake tank with?.......

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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    How about running the filler neck up on the trunk, and having a fake filler neck in license plate?!

    Now what to fill the fake tank with?.......
    ... With Pepsi-cola?.. It will for sure work wonders in their engine
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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    Here you go....old school....http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Keyl...item43a7a4f525

    Period correct solution!
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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    Didnīt know this device existed but it seems the perfect solution

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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    I remember them from the first gas shortage of '73 when we were only able to buy gas on alternate days by what our license plate was.(Even or Odd)

    Even then lines were long and sometimes no gas by the time you got to the front. Good fun! Burn a gallon moving through line to maybe buy gas.

    It does however explain why the 4 seat Talisman of '74 wasn't a huge seller!
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    Re: gas theft 69 sedan deville

    Yeah i was looking at those on ebay..not necessarily the retro ones...i was thinking like the fleet/farm ones. My car is stored in one of those car canopy things behind a locked gate at each end of my drive way (my 66 mustang has to go in the garage due to hagerty insurance) and I have a 2k slot car track on the other side...plus i dont think it will fit anymore due to its length. Actually i am mainly pissed the filler neck is egg shaped. However on I side note due to the octane boost,lead(off road use only of course lol) and a fuel stabalizer I bet their car went real good then not at all.

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