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How To Keep From Losing Fuel Caps On Tractors
I lost 3 fuel caps on my New Holland tractors over 6 years. The first 2 replacement caps cost $20 apiece, but the third one cost $44, which gave me plenty of incentive to engineer a solution.

    So, for 80 cents worth of “jack chain”, a 25-cent swivel, 3 pop rivets, 4 pop rivet spacers, and a small piece of aluminum angle iron, I was able to solve the problem. I riveted the chain to the gas cap and to the tractor fender. Sure, I may still forget to put the cap back on, but when it slides off the fender I’ll hear it jangle.

     (Robert T. Murphy, Jr., 10154 Wolf Lane, Dardanelle, Ark. 72834; ph 479 229-4102; murphyft@gmail.com)

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #5