alfourfire

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About alfourfire

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  1. You get what you pay for........Or do you?????? Go Craftsman!
  2. I have repaired the tank float twice. Submerged it in warm water to find the leaks, then soldered the leaks. I drilled a small hole in the bottom of the float to shake out all the gas and or water. Let it sit for a while to allow any fumes to evaporate then make the repair keeping the solder as thin as possible, then plug the drain hole you made. Make sure the hook from the float threads through both eyelets with the entire hook above both eyelets.(patience) so it operates smoothly.
  3. If I recall correctly, there is a small rubber "flapper" at the bottom of the inner tank which acts as a check valve. That 's what I called a diaphragm. It's been a while.
  4. I am in the middle of replacing the wood in my 29 Whippet. It was extremely rotted so I had to encapsulate the rotted ends with Quick Polly just to remove what was left of the wood for patterns. Band saw and stationary sander are a must for me, sanding to the line and fitting over and over. Slow work but very rewarding. I am making one set of roof parts from pine to fine tune the fit on the roof, and then will make another from ash using the first set as a model. If I'm going to mess up, let it be in the pine. Good luck: Rick
  5. That's the same model I have on my '29 Whippet. Looks all there. There should be an inner tank and a diaphragm on the bottom inside the outer tank. There is a guy online who repairs them but no parts for the 4 screw top.
  6. Take in a few car shows, cruise-ins and the like. Take your grandfather with you. You will see what is out there and talk to the people in the hobby. They can tell you face to face what to look for, what to avoid, and will encourage you in your endeavor. You will be able to compare cars "in the flesh" and have a better idea of what to expect. Car people always like to talk cars, and you will most likely see a few for sale signs to whet your appetite. Good hunting, Rick
  7. I too, have used evaporust with great success. I buy the 5 gal. bucket from a fabrication supply house (much cheaper) and use the bucket as a dip tank. It is well worth the money because it is quick, thorough and very little odor and is reusable. I also use the electrolysis method on heavy parts ie. vises manifolds etc. It works great. I use cookie sheets for sacrificial anodes that I get from the scrap pile at the dump (free) because they cover a large area. A square plastic bucket 10 gal. or more, 12v battery charger, and WASHING soda and your in business. Rick
  8. I also worked part time in the 60s pumping gas etc. We had a 55 gal. drum with a crank pump on top selling "bulk" oil for 1/2 the price of the "good" stuff. It was a clear amber color and we sold lots of it.
  9. alfourfire

    Carburetor Dye

    A little bit of Dawn dishwashing detergent.
  10. alfourfire

    Carburetor Dye

    I have a Carter BB1 that I rebuilt a few years ago. I was advised to boil it out, after removing parts, with plain water with a little detergent. A lot of gunk came out of the carb, but it changed the color to a light gold tint from the ? zink from before. Carb runs great, but why the color change? Rick
  11. Is there a site where I can learn what I can use, and how to use the services of the Library? I have been a member for a few years and have not yet contacted the Library. The Forum has given me a huge amount of information that I use constantly. I'm just wondering if I am missing out on untold riches in the AACA Library. Thanks, Rick
  12. If you add the filter inline as I have it, it should choke back the pressure at the outlet. I realize mu filter is on the outlet, but it should filter the liquid. I place a scotch bright pad under the pump inlet to catch debris also. (HF it is)
  13. I have plumbed in the fittings as needed. This is temporary to see if the pump will work through the filter. It does. I took the wand from the outlet of the pump and put the filter in between the pump and the outlet. I used 1/4 compression X 3/8 male and 1/4 comp X 1/4 male and 1/4 comp X 1/4 female adapters. The filter has a large hose clamp around a hook for now. Pressure is reduced a little, but still fine. I will post more when it is permanent.
  14. Bill, I have picked up the filter and parts I think I will need. I haven't installed them yet but I will post it as soon as I do. There are several options, hoping the pump us strong enough to flow through the filter and other fittings. Rick