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Re: Free gas cap

Postby Mainely Saws » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:48 pm

Yes , thanks for the info . I also , hadn't heard of it and just ordered a free cap for both cubs .......,. I was looking for a replacement gasket for my leaking gas cap and came across this post ............

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby Willy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:00 pm

The only real problem I've seen with the new type cap is it's black and not red. Could be worse though. Could be green.
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Re: Free gas cap

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:29 pm

I imagine they keep a list of serial numbers and owners. Probably not to avoid sending extra caps but so they have a record it was sent when you set yourself on fire later on.

The black color was so dealer personnel could spot old style caps from a reasonable distance to expedite getting them changed.

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:40 am

I suspect they don't keep track. Has anyone heard of anyone being denied because of a duplicate serial number?

My personal preference but I don't think an IH tractor looks right without one of those tall black caps. Of course this whole thing started when I was a kid in the late 1970's when one day all three tractors on the farm at the time were wearing shiny new tall black gas caps. So I grew up with Farmall tractors having tall black gas caps, and I never looked back.

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:42 pm

I sent off for some new caps, and accidentally included one serial number that I had already requested. They denied it, saying one per serial number per owner, so they ARE keeping track, but apparently each tractor COULD have one replaced with a new owner.

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby BJM68 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:07 pm

Received gas cap parcel post today 6 days from Woodbridge IL to Kingston ON Mail registration packing shipping delivery and on tractor Quick

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby indy61 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:31 pm

"fuel geysering" Is what they called it. By 1980 90 incidents were reported... 12 with severe burns and one death.

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby tmays » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:11 pm

indy61 wrote:"fuel geysering" Is what they called it. By 1980 90 incidents were reported... 12 with severe burns and one death.

Wasn’t on a Farmall, but I’ve experienced it first hand. Thankfully, it didn’t ignite. Pulled the cap after running it awhile, and gas ‘boiled out’ of the tank. Scary
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Re: Free gas cap

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:12 pm

Willy wrote:The only real problem I've seen with the new type cap is it's black and not red.

It doesn't have to be black. :wink:

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:56 pm

When the program first started, around 40 years give or take a little, you took your old cap to a dealer and he traded caps with you. The current system is a lot handier.

Several years ago I rented a farm from the widow of a man that died as the result of a gas cap fountaining on a tractor with a rotted off exhaust. It was not an IH, I am thinking either Allis or Case. He had driven from a cornfield he was cultivating to a near by country store to gas up and headed back to the field. A spark from the rotted off muffler lit the spilling over fuel, and rather than abandoning the tractor he tired to drive it into the river to put the fire out. He was burned so bad he only lived a few days. He was not that desperate for money, he was an engineer at McDonnell Douglas, he was just that tight with money.
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Re: Free gas cap

Postby jsfarmall » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:33 am

True tragedy right there.

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby Willy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:19 am

I had a couple of older cousins that had a John Deere A catch fire when they went to gas it up mid morning on an intended day of plowing. One got some bad burns, but it would have been a lot worse if his brother wasn't there to help put him out. They just let the JD burn itself out. It sat there for months before being sold for scrap.
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Re: Free gas cap

Postby UK-Cub » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:51 am

Mine is a 1957 French built but US designed Cub.

Spotted the IH offer some time ago, but it's restricted to US delivery addresses. Fortunately I have a friend in Georgia so I ordered a cap to be sent to him with my Cub details and he'll bring it with him when he visits in the Spring.

Fairly certain from this IH are not collecting data and I'm sure they would rather I have a safe set up than not.
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Re: Free gas cap

Postby ajhbike » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:50 am

I talked to Fred yesterday because my SC doesn't have a serial plate and I asked him if cast numbers are okay. He was most amenable and said their intention is have people be set up safely so they don't question too much. He did say that they will investigate the suspicious requests for a bunch of caps to reduce the reselling. He said that he did start a database 5 years ago.

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Re: Free gas cap

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:16 pm

They sent me a cap when I gave them an engine number (noted as such on the form). This was quite a while ago.


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