Re: Fuel Filler Leakage
At Le Mans in 1967, Mike Salmon was driving P/1026. Fuel leaking from the filler caps was carried by airflow over the back of the bodywork where it was ignited by the exhaust. The whole car went up in flames and was totally destroyed; he was lucky to get out alive.
(Incidentally the car was salvaged and a ten-year restoration finally had it back on the road).
Point being, a belt-and-suspenders approach to the fuel fillers is definitely a good idea; the flip-caps should be considered a backup to the primary means of securing them, that being proper screw-on caps underneath.
Mike Drew, Vacaville, CA (
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