Classic/Antique Car Repair/Gas smell

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Hi, my 1977 Volkswagen convertible has a strong smell when-ever l fill the tank. l notice my evaporation chamber was broken and l put  epoxy on it however the smell is still strong and it tends to  leak gasoline at times. The leak is not coming from the chamber which l fixed!!!!!

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Hello Robert,

Before I say any more, I strongly advise you to get some professional help in locating and fixing the problem ASAP and BEFORE you start or drive your car !!!!  The fumes and leak could cause a fire or explosion.  DO NOT DRIVE your car....Get Professional Help !!!

Now, on to my reply to your request:  
I think you may have accidentally selected the wrong category, I have volunteered to answer questions that relate to “Automotive Wooden Interior Trim” - specifically the “Real” wood trim parts found in Jaguars, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Bentleys, BMWs, Jensen Healeys, Austin Healeys, Triumphs - etc. etc. etc.

I do appreciate you asking me a question, however that is NOT in my area expertise.

Should you or any of your fellow automotive enthusiasts have interior wood trim in their vehicles....and IF that wood is having trouble.....I can help.

Thank you.

Again, I strongly advise you to get some professional help in locating and fixing the problem ASAP and BEFORE you start or drive your car !!!!  

(I would appreciate you taking the time to Rate my response....thanks)  

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Jeff Wayco

Expertise

I can answer general and specific questions that relate to problems with and the repair solutions for, the O.E.M. wooden interior trim found in many marques: Jaguar, Roll-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, BMW, Austin Healey, Jensen Healey, Triumph, Lotus etc. etc.

Experience

I have co-owned a company called Madera Concepts since founding it in 1982. We specialize in the repair, refinishing and re-veneering of automotive woodwork, from pre-War to date. If the vehicle came from the factory with wooden interior trim, we have seen and restored it.

Organizations
Rolls-Royce/Bentley Owners Club

Education/Credentials
BA Industrial Education, Major-Woodworking

Past/Present Clients
All Rolls, Bentley, Jaguar and most Mercedes-Benz Dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. As well as thousands of independent automotive repair shops

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