, you would think that a manufacturer would have a reason for what they
do, i.e. the engineer/designers at XYZ company think the filler belongs
on one side or the other........but the filler is on the driver's side
on my '06 Mustang, and on the passenger side on my '06 Five
Hundred....so there's apparently no rhyme or reason at all.
which makes you wonder why the "improvements" trumpted for a model as
so wonderful, disappear in a year or two. example: my '85 Mustang had
amber rear turn signal lenses promoted as much more visible and safer
than red lenses. they were,....so why were they discontinued?.
yup, Jags had fillers on both sides for many years. Some, like
Triumph as well as FoMoCo, put them in the middle. Then there was
Sunbeam: one filler, but a small tank in each rear fender connected
with piping: my owner manual said this was in the interests of better
handling because the weight was always equalized (yeah, I'll bet that
made a big difference)........they didn't say what would happen if a
fender got hit hard but probably no worse than most tanks of the day.
One more weird one: early Corvettes had their tanks hung in the usual
place. When Stude came out with the Avanti (as a '63 and carried on in
Avantis for many years) they claimed that for crash safety with a
fiberglass body, the tank was verticle behind the back seatm roughly
over the axle (i.e. as far away from the back of the car as possible).
Nice idea....but....they put it inside the body shell, instead of under
the floor....so....if the tank or plumbing developed a leak, the gas ran
into the rear foot wells! Many torched cars as a result!!!!