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Old 08-29-2018, 07:23 AM   #1
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Default V8 lockable gas cap.

Who made this very cool V8 locking gas cap? The key and cylinder is Star brand.
I suppose it is an aftermarket item? i have not seen this type before.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:35 AM   #2
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Who made this very cool V8 locking gas cap? The key and cylinder is Star brand.
I suppose it is an aftermarket item? i have not seen this type before.
They have been on eBay quite frequently. One, about a year ago, set a "stupid" record and was sold in excess of $2000. There is currently one listed on eBay.
These were an after-market offering and not authorized by Ford. And, in reality, not all that rare. A friend of mine has a box full of them in various conditions.
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Old 08-30-2018, 03:13 AM   #3
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Ok thanks! that is what i thought, cool looking though, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: V8 lockable gas cap.

I've had two of them, [my avatar photo is of one], sold one to a guy Todd, who used to hang out on here. The other one is fitted to my 35. The V8 logo on the cap matches the 35 version on the hubcaps. Unable to answer your question about manufacturer, but agree, they are nice!!
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I've had two of them, [my avatar photo is of one], sold one to a guy Todd, who used to hang out on here. The other one is fitted to my 35. The V8 logo on the cap matches the 35 version on the hubcaps. Unable to answer your question about manufacturer, but agree, they are nice!!
I agree that they are cool!

Not $2000+ cool, but cool nonetheless
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The one that was on Ebay this week sold for $613!!
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Default Re: V8 lockable gas cap.

Are these caps vented or non vented underneath because a cap for a 1935 Ford V8 should be non vented.
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Ian, The cap is vented, but I'm running a '36 tank.
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They have been on eBay quite frequently. One, about a year ago, set a "stupid" record and was sold in excess of $2000. There is currently one listed on eBay.
These were an after-market offering and not authorized by Ford. And, in reality, not all that rare. A friend of mine has a box full of them in various conditions.

Kube my favorite ebay bait and switch is the repro item in a old original box.
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