200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.
Doug L
can I use heat to unfreeze a fuel cap? 4A8C28E5-96CA-4A45-9DD3-D71DE68BBDF5.jpeg 
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Nightlight for Aliens
I would spray some anti-seize spray under the cap for a couple of hrs first.
Then I would shock it with some kind of hammer like a dead blow hammer that has sand in it. Or just a hammer on top of wood on top of that cap. Just a couple of taps on the side and on the top. 

If you do torch it, don't get it to hot, the fuel collar is probably brazed on with high heat also you can bend stuff. I just destroyed an Air Fuel pickup tube in my 530 stove heating it up.
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25 502s
Have you tried just a flathead in the slot with a couple good hits with a hammer? A good jolt might free it. 
Jason
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hhampo
Fuel cap seal is rubber it will melt if you get it too hot. Pb blaster time and elbow grease. 
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Gand28
Did you try taking the screw out first?  The cap may then unscrew, leaving the insert stuck to the opening and you can pry/peel it off. 
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JimL
Did you first try removing the screw to see if the cap could be removed, leaving the insert behind?

Before even entertaining the thought of putting a torch to it, are you absolutely certain that there is no fuel or any fumes  in the fount?  If not and you go ahead, set up a camera to capture the potential explosion.  A heat gun would likely be a much safer alternative.  Even though the fuel cap may be rough, it's not common and sells for a pretty penny just by itself.  I would not strike that with a hammer of any kind and risk breaking a wing off.  Got an old leather belt you can sacrifice to grip the cap with pliers or channel locks?  A rag won't protect the cap.

-Jim

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zoomkat
If the screw will come out, then you might remove it and squirt liquid wrench in the screw hole opening such that it will go out to the sides and coat the cap threads. Since the cap has tabs, padding and careful channel lock placement should allow the cap to be turned without damage taking advantage of the tabs. If the screw is difficult to remove, then you might use a screw driver and vice grip setup like below to apply torque to the screw with out the screw driver blade slipping out. Sometimes tapping on the back of the screwdriver handle first might shock the screw a little to help it break lose.

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Majicwrench
It's sealed. It is designed to have a flame just above it. Heat it up. With a torch. Get it hot. Then some leather and a pair of channel locks, it will come right off.
Keith
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Doug L
Thanks guys the heat gun worked Click image for larger version - Name: 4635E3D1-7278-416A-AF9D-B259404160F8.jpeg, Views: 89, Size: 151.91 KB
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NWMike
Congratulations Doug!
Boy that was a crusty one.
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Nightlight for Aliens
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