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    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
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    Default Re: Plastic Funnel in Fuel Tank

    "That's what I'd do, too, Frank, and of course I've got one of those tools and now I can't think of a name to call it either; old timers disease I guess."

    They're called Mechanical Fingers every place I've seen 'em.
    Boy, it took me three days (after reading Bird's post) to remember the name of that tool!!!!

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    Default Re: Plastic Funnel in Fuel Tank

    <font color=blue>took me three days (after reading Bird's post) to remember the name of that tool</font color=blue>

    And I even looked through 3 of my tool catalogs and can't find one to see what the name was (and I know they've got to be in one or more of these catalogs).[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Plastic Funnel in Fuel Tank

    Bird,
    It's called a "Mechanical Retrieving Tool". One supplier is McMaster-Carr. Telephone Sales (630) 833-0300. A 13-1/2" long model (part # 5681A12) is $4.72, and a 23-1/2" long model (part # 5681A14) is $5.50. Handiest tool in the box when you're in a pinch and don't have a super-duper weirdo tool to cut the mustard... or grab your funnel... in this case.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Plastic Funnel in Fuel Tank

    That's OK Joe.

    I tried to syphon fuel out of Dad's car one day using one of those fancy brass jiggler syphon things.

    Well the fancy brass jiggler end bit fell off in his fuel tank and stayed there until he sold it.

    Fun &amp; games..........................

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    Default Re: Plastic Funnel in Fuel Tank

    Now if someone could just invent a magnet that works on plastic. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Those mechanical retriever devices are great. I also get quite a lot of use out of a magnetic tipped, telescopic retriever.

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    Default Re: Plastic Funnel in Fuel Tank

    <font color=blue>and stayed there until he sold it.</font color=blue>

    It sounds like the fancy "brass jiggler" only decided to "jiggle" itself out AFTER your dad sold it, eh? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Plastic Funnel in Fuel Tank

    No it stayed there in the tank and we NEVER got it out.....

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