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Re: Help needed now - Brake light switch

To: "K. Valentine" <kevin@valentinephoto.net>
Subject: Re: Help needed now - Brake light switch
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 22:49:02 -0500
Cc: "Larry B. Macy, Ph.D." <macy@bbl.med.upenn.edu>, Spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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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.


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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