The new fuel filler hose for my 1976 308 GT4 arrived today. It goes between the filler pipe and the pipe on the gas tank. The procedure, I'm told, is to longitudinally cut the old filler hose, pry it loose, clean off the ebris from both filler pipe and gas tank pipe, lubricate the new hose with Vaseline, slide it on and tighten the clamps. It sounds easy, but I don't think I can do it. I have a severe dread of death. I have this picture in my head of this horrendous explosion coming out of my garage and my arms and legs scattered around the neighbors lawns. "Cheap Do It Yourselfer Killed Repairing His Ferrari!, details at 11" My thinking to prevent the explosion is to fill the gas tank to overflowing to eliminate all gas fumes (gas does not explode but fumes do). But the problem with this idea is the old filler hose is so badly deteriated that more gas goes onto the ground than into the gas tank. Maybe rig a temporary wrap of tape that will last long enough to fill the tank? Another thought is to push a towel with a string attached down far enough to plug the tank. Like a Molotov cocktail? I'm scared to death to do this - maybe pay the local Ferrari guy to install this would be the right thing to do. Anyone ever done this?