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Re: Help needed now - Brake light switch

To: Dave Carpenter <d.carpenter7@verizon.net>
Subject: Re: Help needed now - Brake light switch
From: "Larry B. Macy, Ph.D." <macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 07:47:02 -0500
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We jb welded the crack, If that don't hold, I will give this a try.  
The crack is too close to the ferrule to cover and clamp a hose on it.



On Feb 26, 2006, at 10:49 PM, Dave Carpenter wrote:

> The fitting is sweat soldered on, just like house plumbing. I took  
> one off an original chunk of line and soldered it onto a new piece  
> of tubing from the auto parts store. Works great. Don't over heat  
> it is all.
> Dave
> K. Valentine wrote:
>> On Feb 25, 2006, at 9:46 PM, Larry B. Macy, Ph.D. wrote:
>>> But on other side of the coin. On Kristi's 74 the fuel gauge  
>>> didn't work. Chased the wires down to a ground on the tank.  
>>> Dropped the tank and found the fuel line from the tank was  
>>> cracked. Ran all over the place trying to find the correct  
>>> fitting, no one had it. Oh well, parked for another day.
>> Larry,
>> The fitting on the tank is made of unobtainium.  I think it's a  
>> Whitworth thread.  I don't think you will find one locally (this  
>> side of the pond).
>> Can you cut the metal line closer to the tank and reuse the  
>> fitting by making the hose to the pump longer?  This discovery  
>> could explain why the car was "stumbling".  It could have been  
>> sucking air thru the crack in the line (since it was on the  
>> suction side of the pump).
>> Maybe you can repair the line????  (JB Weld, solder, epoxy, etc???)
>> I'll look but I don't think I have a spare fitting ;(
>> Kevin
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