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rotlve
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May 5, 2009, 5:15 PM

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I have a 1929 chevy 6 cylinder. Rebuilt the manual fuel pump, but still can't get it to pull gas from the tank


Loren Champlain Sr
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May 5, 2009, 5:32 PM

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This probably uses a leather diaghragm? Usually, have to soak them to get them to seal. Are you wanting to keep this bone stock? 6 cylinder? What engine?
Loren
SW Washington


Jeff Norfolk
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May 5, 2009, 7:05 PM

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Leather diaphragm!? Holy crap! Sometimes yall make me feel cluelessWink
Jeff


Tom Greenleaf
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May 5, 2009, 7:56 PM

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Smile! Leather can be used in a jam for a main journal bearing! B4 good rubber products leather ruled for lots of things,



BTW - you could grease the hubs on a wagon wheel with bacon fat! Bet you big bucks none of that is on any ASE test!

T



way2old
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May 6, 2009, 3:03 PM

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Poor Jeff. Guess it is a good thing we have taken you under our wings. You might actually learn some obscure facts that will make you the envy of the neighborhood.Angelic



Being way2old is why I need help from younger minds


Tom Greenleaf
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May 6, 2009, 3:48 PM

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Mr. way2old - it's either the envy of the neighborhood or they'll have him locked up in a straight jacket in a rubber room! Laugh - they even let me out sometimes!



Tom



Loren Champlain Sr
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May 6, 2009, 4:17 PM

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Don't feel too bad, Jeff. My first experience with leather diaghragms was my '40 Ford. The wiper motor (vacuum) had one. Can't remember where I got it, but replaced the diaghragm with a new piece, but soaked it in oil after I mounted it to the 'flapper'. After about 20 years of worthless wipers, I converted it to electric. (was a kit).
Loren
SW Washington


Hammer Time
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May 6, 2009, 5:24 PM

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Vacuum wipers........................

You guys are going to send him way out there. Just don't step on the gas in the rain.............LOL



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Loren Champlain Sr
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May 6, 2009, 5:27 PM

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Don't step on the gas when it's raining? In the Pacific Northwest? I just always went downhill in compression when it rained.
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
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May 6, 2009, 6:54 PM

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Hell! PS fluid driven hydraulic wipers were more fun! Hit a puddle (wet belt), loose steering and can't see both! Good ole days! Not so bad though. Utility poles used to make interesting hood ornaments!

T



Hammer Time
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May 7, 2009, 1:33 AM

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Utility poles used to make interesting hood ornaments!

Yep, I've had to pay for a few of those in the past.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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May 7, 2009, 3:10 PM

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I could never afford one of those high-dollar cars with hydraulic wipers.Unsure
We had a '49 Cad Convertable in a couple of years ago. Power windows didn't work. They were hydraulic. Got 'em working, though. Had never heard of it before.
Loren
SW Washington






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