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'78 280z fuel filler hose nightmare

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Hi All,

I need a fuel filler hose for a '78 280 Z. I'm stuck on a rack at a garage and mechanic can't find one. Mechanic says the one he did find was a year off, '77, '79, who knows, says he can't remember. He said it was 1/4 inch shy of making a good connection (!?)
I can't get smogged (CA) without one. I tried buying the only one that looked like it would fit from ebay, but the seller said it was sold a long time ago <grrr>. There is one more at ebay, but even though seller says it's for '77-'78 here, it doesn't look right compared to mine (attached). It looks more like pics i've seen for earlier 280Z's. A '78 hose has some weird bends in it.
I emailed MSA (out of stock, but running it by them anyway). I've hunted online, but no luck.
Does anyone out there have any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks much

phil

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Scotchbrite, Lacquer Thinner, Shoe Goo, and some Armor All.... does wonders fer ya!

 

thnx, yeah, or airplane gas tank repair goop i heard, ran those by mech, too, he frowned and said sure, maybe, but then in a year i'll be replacing it again and then i'll charge you more because this job took way longer than i thought. he's sticking with his original estimate, he's a good guy...

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Well, I tried to mimic your pictures

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But now that I spent 5 minutes cleaning it up. I'm going to have to charge you $200 + shipping like the one on eBay. Which by the way is the wrong one.

 

Just kidding. Still the same offer

 

Daniel

 

Major props to dangerdan for bailing me out of predicament! A good egg! Thank you...

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