Don't take it personally, >>>you<<< aren't the object of derision. The
objects of derision are the cheap knock-off parts we >>>all<<< get stuck
with sometimes. Sometimes commiseration is all the list can come up with
(at least at first).
Here's a suggestion: You've already reinstalled the original (seeping)
drain tap. This means that the new (useless) drain tap is available for
parts matching and comparison. Go to a local auto parts store, find a
friendly counter person, and see if you can get a workable match (in terms
of thread and sealing). If that fails, try a plumbing supply place. Worst
case, you'll be able to match up to a bolt that will suffice until a really
good solution is found.
Take a deep breath, and hang in there.
On Monday, June 22, 1998 8:39 PM, Frmjr45@aol.com [SMTP:Frmjr45@aol.com]
> In a message dated 98-06-22 19:02:05 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> No chinese junk on my BRITISH car!!!
> Been there..Done that..and made up Tee shirts that say the above.
> Frank Clarici >>
> yeah, yeah, but I asked for assistance on this problem. Where do I get a
> proper water drain tap, or does anyone use some kind of bolt for the
> drain instead? I would like some help rather than someone making light of
> predicament. Everyone on this list seems to get help, why have I become a
> target of derision? I have had my Midget since 1963, and have never
> help someone in need of advice over the years. What gives? I just asked
> I thought was a simple question. I'm sure someone on this list has had a
> drain tap problem at one time or another. Thanks to anyone who can help
> Russ Mullaly
> 1962 Midget