As for the filler cap: there's a chance that it is down inside the fender,
between the inner and outer wing, as the manufacturer would say. You might be
able to fish it out with a hook or something. I pulled a wrench out with a
magnet and once, with great patience I pulled a plastic Master cylinder cap out
by taking an old choke cable (just the springy outer part, the cable itself was
broken) and putting a glob of semi-hardened 3M weather-strip adhesive on the
end and going fishing. I had the replace the glob twice because as it hardens
it loses it's stickyness. You have to touch it, let it adhere a bit and then
gently lift. An oil filler might be too heavy for this though. It's also pretty
messy, not at all recommended for the concours engine bay. A mirror is helpful.
It's very frustrating.
I've never messed with the Accelerator Pedal.
From: Mymgmidget [SMTP:Mymgmidget@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 1998 2:41 PM
Subject: Lost Oil Cap and Gas pedal question
Stupidity has set in.......
Just put on the new Aluminum valve cover. Admired how it looked, closed the
hood, took it for a spin, and realized I never put on the cap. It was sitting
on the fender panel inside. Nowhere to be found now :-(. Does anyone have a
cap to fit it ???
I'm also looking for a gas pedal (the whole pedal). Long legs and long rides
aren't making me feel too comfortable!! Gas pedal leg only. I was thinking
of shortening the pedal by cutting off the actual pedal face and welding it
directly onto the pedal shaft. Has anyone else done this ???
Its a 78 RB Midget