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Old 08-29-2020, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default Replacing fuel shut off problem

Hey guys! I am tryin to remove my fuel shut off valve on a 29 Tudor. It is very hard to turn the valve when tryin to remove it, and it has me second guessing the direction for removal. Any ideas/trick of the trade would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:14 AM   #2
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Standard off as any nut/ bolt!
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:36 AM   #3
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Righty-tighty - Lefty-loosey.
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:41 AM   #4
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It’s a pipe thread, it should come out without breaking anything. Good luck.
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Thanks. That’s what I was doing, of course. Just super tight.
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Sometimes a shot of WD-40 or such helps.
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Old 08-29-2020, 02:39 PM   #7
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Righty-tighty - Lefty-loosey.
Always easy to remember, thanks!
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:16 PM   #8
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You are most welcome !
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:42 PM   #9
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Righty-tighty - Lefty-loosey.

With at least one exception - certain year cars lug nuts,. I will never forget my dad getting enjoyment of me trying to get the lug nuts off a 60s car (think it was a Dodge). Was lucky I did not twist the lug bolt off. He finally told me that my car had reverse threads on one side of the car.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:56 AM   #10
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I have left & right hand lug nuts on the Michelin disc wheels on my wife's Model T Fire Chief's rig - I was directing my statement at the O.P.'s situation.
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:43 AM   #11
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Sorry, I meant to only add to the discussion in case others were unaware. Probably should not have quoted you and phrased my post differently.
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Don't forget to drain the gas out of the tank before removing the valve, also raise the RH side of the car a bit.
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Old 08-30-2020, 11:17 AM   #13
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Good Morning...Depending on the type of wrench you are using, a pipe extension will allow you to put more torque on the valve under the dash without having to hammer on it or try to jerk the wrench...steady increasing pressure will usually finally make it move...Ernie in Arizona
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With at least one exception - certain year cars lug nuts,. I will never forget my dad getting enjoyment of me trying to get the lug nuts off a 60s car (think it was a Dodge). Was lucky I did not twist the lug bolt off. He finally told me that my car had reverse threads on one side of the car.
AA Trucks have left handed threads on the dually rear wheels . And yes, Chrysler products also had left handed threads on one side and right handed threads on the other.
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