There is a sponge rubber gasket around the filler neck. Under the floor.
The only way to check the neck is dropping the tank. Our filler neck was
perforated like swiss cheese from the years of moisture being held
there. I used fiberglass cloth and resin to wrap the tube and seal it
again. It's been fine for three or four years.
Rich Hill wrote:
> Are there any particularly leak-prone sections of a Bugeye (or for that
>matter, any Spridget) fuel tank? Ours has small leak somewhere that's only
>noticable if the car is left in the garage with the tank full -- down a gallon
>or so from full and there's no smell.
> I just removed the tank, expecting to find the top wet from fuel, obvious
>rust holes, or at the very least a leaking sender gasket -- nope, nothing (at
>least nothing obvious). The general grunge on the tank seems like there could
>be a leak on either side or possibly the front edge of the tank, but we
>couldn't find a definite source. Is the seam between the top and bottom a
> Finally, what are the differences in the tanks over the years? If we end up
>replacing it, I'd like to get the right one and I'd be amazed if this was the
>original tank. Our tank has a Bugeye style fuel-sender but it also has a
>drain plug, which I thought came on later tanks. Besides the fuel sender, are
>there any differences on the tanks through the years?
> Rich Hill
> '58 AH Sprite
> '79 MG Midget