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« on: August 28, 2014, 11:10:15 PM »

Newton Equipment LTD makes a pretty nifty copy of the old Monza type racing gas caps that were originally made by Enots in Birmingham, England back in the day. These were often seen on Cobras and many other sports cars in the '50s and '60s. They were used on cars in the Trans-Am series as well until SCCA outlawed them for the '70 season. These new caps have the right look externally but have the nice safety feature of another "cap inside a cap" and you can even get a locking cap if you want. This was on one of the Trans-Am Mustangs at Monterey a couple of weeks ago.









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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 02:21:15 PM »

Here are some photos of an original 3.5" diameter Enots filler cap. These pics are of the cap with the standard latch.









Writing on inside of cap says ENOTS B'HAM ENGLAND
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 02:23:14 PM »

These pics are of the 3.5" Enots cap with the optional double-roller latch.






Here is the filler cap on Jon Ward's Camaro at the 1968 Riverside Trans-Am...


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and here is a shot of another Enots cap in use on Mark Waco's Cougar, also at Riverside.


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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 06:29:01 PM »

If my memory is right, there was an old sprint car we in the early 80s that had that type of cap on the fuel tank.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 07:44:07 PM »

It's funny you would start a thread on filler caps as I am in the middle of fabricating the filler tube and installing the cap I have. I bought this one from a place called Crafty B. They make mostly old school street rod stuff but they have a lot of racing filler caps as well.


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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 11:15:11 PM »

Thanks for the reply. That's a nice looking piece and it'll look great on your Mustang.

Here's a direct link to the Crafty B website... http://www.crafty-b.net/index.php
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 12:23:23 AM »

Similar in nature to the one used on Donohue's '68 Camaro (now owned by Tom McIntyre).
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 08:21:28 PM »

AMC Javelins used this style of filler cap too. All the factory-backed teams did in 1968.


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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2014, 06:10:36 PM »

The Vick Campbell (#75) and Joie Chitwood Camaros, seen here at the '67 Sebring race, used a Halibrand or "Halibrand-like" fuel filler cap.
These were another cap that was used at Indy well before being used in the Trans-Am series.


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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2014, 06:14:42 PM »

How many photos do you have of 67 Z's in some form or fashion, Jon?  lol

You never cease to amaze me..
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2014, 08:00:53 PM »

I don't know Darrell but it's one of those situations where you can never have enough.  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 06:02:54 AM »

Hey Jon, the Vince Campbell cap looks like it is hard mounted to the trunk lid... How did that work??      ....  or does it just look that way??   
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 11:40:57 AM »

Max, the base of the cap is hard mounted to the trunk lid but if you pull up on the chrome t-bar it will unlatch the lid.
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