What did you do to your C-body today....

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  1. 75LandYacht

    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    Thank you. I replaced this pump bout 6mo ago. Pump works fine, just starting to piss fuel from that hole. So wasn’t sure if that meant the pump was bad or going bad or got trash in the line then I could just clean it out and keep using it. I bought it at NAPA.. I have a new one ordered so I’ll just replace it and move on...
     
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  2. rags

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    ...we've had some napa part failures at work lately. just don't know what to trust anymore.
     
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    Built a cup holder for my fake Yeti. A normal can even in a koozie doesn't stay cool very long. Now that I see it in the pic it looks pretty lame. Its what you get when you make something to hold your beer while drinking beer.
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  4. 75LandYacht

    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    I don’t think Lame describes it at all. I happen to like it, it’s serves the purpose in which you made it right!! You could always improve on any design to improve usability and looks... maybe a bit more R&D is in order. Lol
     
  5. rapidtrans

    rapidtrans Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Perfectly functional and easily removable while at the car shows.
     
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    Built one years ago for a van similar in design. Cover it in vynl or plastic and your done.
     
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    cut the rust out of my floors
     
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    Got floor braces cleaned of sheet metal. And rust removed
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Picking up parts that came from the Great White North. Been waiting since before Covid started. Now to go through them!
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    I installed a new map light, got the temp gage working, left turn signal indicator works now, installed the original washer bottle with all new pump, hoses.
     
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  11. rags

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    made the mistake of driving the '69 with the top up the week before last. professionally installed top has to have all of 100 miles on it while up. 002.JPG front was just glued on to the header. thinking it should have extended to the screw line all across. 003.JPG my favorite glue: gutter seam sealer. had to remove the cap with a channel locks. 004.JPG back together. see if this works. 005.JPG
     
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    This weekend, I finished the saga of the power window motor...works beautifully! Had to tighten the power steering pump bracket bolt yet again, as It Had backed out about a half-turn. Best of all, I put about 200 miles on it yesterday driving the Hot Rod Hundred! Today, I got some of the road dirt off it and took a quick run to get some milk. I love driving the Inperial!

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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    I gave up on Napa parts long ago. Last week I took altinator to my loco Napa to be tested, young man didn't know how to do that.
    Yesterday I needed a 11/32nd end wrench. Guy did not know what a end wrench was.
    Far as i'm concerned...... their closed.
     
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  14. 75LandYacht

    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    After installing the new Fuel pump / Fuel filter I was having issue with the fuel draining back to the tank. (PS) the car was parked on my inclined driveway, so I turned the car around so the tank was on the higher end thinking of gravity. Made very little difference.. Before the Pump / Filter change that would only happen when the car sat for a long period of time between Runs. After the new install it would happen overnight. So I installed a check valve just before the Pump. Problem solved. Don't know if there was an easier / another solution.

    I'd be interested to hear your input.. Did I do the right thing? or is there a better way?

    Talk to me..

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    New pump should have had a built in check valve. But what you installed will surely serve the purpose.
     
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    Where did you get the check valve? What is the part number?
     
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    75LandYacht Yank Tank FCBO Gold Member

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    Evening John, oddly enough! Amazon.. yep you read it right, Amazon. Lol I checked around my local parts stores, Jegs and Summit. They were a little pricey. So for shits and giggles I thought I’d try Amazon. I got two for $14 I think. I hope my going cheap doesn’t cost me in the long run. I’ll let you know though.
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    Interesting. Previously I thought that my system might be draining back, but I think it is something else.
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    On another note we drove the NYer about 185 miles today. We went to Kinzua Dam for a picnic with friends and hiking to see the fall leaves. 20201011_134042.jpg
     
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    I’m stoked! Been driving almost a year with a big crack in my windshield. Bought one today. Hopefully pick it up later in the week.
     
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