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Sam Buchanan

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  1. Wow....making me even more convinced I made a good decision with my fuel pump......
  2. Yep, mechanically capture the pin.....nice solution. I suggested to another member a driiled pin with a washer and cotter pin on each end.
  3. Sam Buchanan

    rear axle

    If you open eBay and search "brake drum puller" the puller mentioned will appear in the first page of results....very easy to find.
  4. You have reason to appreciate the thread on distributors......but the last time thrashingcows (that is a cool screen name...) was on this forum was April 11, 2016. His post is seven years old, would be interesting to know how the distributor conversion has stood the test of time. Responding to an old thread is known in the internet universe as "necroposting". However, archived threads certainly have value as a research resource. 😀
  5. As long as no fluid has leaked and no cylinders have corroded the brakes should work as well as they did last fall. If the pedal gets low this summer you will need to manually adjust the brakes. I'm assuming you have a service manual for your car.............. Here is a good article in the 'Technical' section of our forum: https://p15-d24.com/page/p15d24/tech/brakes.html/
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  7. Make sure you have the brake shoes adjusted all the way in toward the hub.
  8. If the pin backs out again (maybe it won't) the electric pump will push fuel through the mechanical pump in an emergency without having to replumb the lines. Just flip the switch. I have the same setup on the VW for priming the carbs after the car has been sitting for a few weeks.
  9. Keith, what diameter is that pin? If it is a common size (1/4, 5/16, etc) why not make a pin from a grade 8 bolt shank, leave it long enough to protrude 3/8" on each end, drill both ends and secure it with a couple of washers and cotter pins. Don't think I would trust JB Weld to secure a single-point-of-failure that leaves you with a dead car (on a dark night in freezing rain in a notoriously bad neighborhood.....).
  10. Some guide pins make it easier to get the pan in position so the bolts will line up:
  11. That electric pump is just begging to go into the game with the first string.......and the mechanical can take its place on the bench..... 😁 I've been running electric for a year and not going back to mechanical. Good save.
  12. Sam Buchanan

    rear axle

    Looks like you have this beat, but using the drums as a slide hammer worked flawlessly when I pulled the axles out of a spare rear end. I put the drums loosely back on the axle, started the nut, gave the drums a couple of yanks and the axles (actually the bearing races) popped right out. Typing this took longer than pulling the axles. 😀
  13. I successfully stopped the leaks on my P15 tranny, here is the thread: https://p15-d24.com/topic/50800-chasing-transmission-leak-48-p15/?tab=comments#comment-538887 The key was modifying and sealing the bearing retainer:
  14. It would be a shame to paint that truck.....it looks fantastic the way it is!
  15. I respect and defend your right to maintain your truck in whatever manner you wish.....for however long you wish. My input in this thread was in regard to why one metal is less prone to corrosion than others. Please feel free to accept or ignore that information. I'll gladly let the geologists debate the origin of petroleum.....chemists only deal with how best to convert oil into noise. 😂
  16. Actually it was a private school.....good luck trying to rewrite the laws of Chemistry..... 😄
  17. My hat is made out of tinfoil....... 🤣 (Two layers of tinfoil with a liberal slathering of guacamole between them really works well!)
  18. Unless dissimilar metals are exposed to salt moisture corrosion is more theoretical than practical. In aviation we always have a protective coating of some sort between aluminum and steel in case the aircraft is based near a coastline (aircraft can remain in service for decades). But with our old cars (or even new cars)..........phfffft..........not an issue. 😁
  19. You won't get messages from anyone if you turn off all social media options and notifications in your Facebook profile. But it takes a little digging and some 'puter savvy to find all the right switches.
  20. Rich, I don't think the material of the plugs will have any significant effect on galvanic corrosion or deterioration of the engine block. However, the steel plugs would be expected to fail due to corrosion sooner than brass plugs because of steel's higher reactivity with an electrolyte. Brass is lower on the galvanic reactivity chart and that is why it is considered to have longer service life.
  21. Even though I've been active online since the early days of the web (Compuserve!) I resisted the swamp that is FaceBook. However......I recently created a FaceBook account so I could access Marketplace and a few enthusiast groups. But I disabled ALL social media options in my account (friending, public listing, tracking, etc) so I am able to pretty much use FaceBook in a stealthy manner without any interaction with anyone else. I consider it another option for accessing places I want to see without intrusion from anything I don't want to see. So far my hermit-style account has been hassle-free.
  22. We're discussing galvanic corrosion where an electrolyte must be present to promote the corrosion process. Salt water is the environment where galvanic corrosion most commonly occurs and is why boats often have a chunk of zinc attached to the hull as a sacrificial anode to protect the hull or metal fittings in contact with water. A galvanic reactivity chart is often used to predict how likely galvanic corrosion is to occur when two metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte. Metals that are close together on the chart are not prone to corrosion---the farther apart two metals are on the chart the more likely corrosion will occur. Here is a chart: https://www.pemnet.com/design_info/galvanic-corrosion/ Cast iron and brass are near the middle of the chart so while galvanic corrosion is possible under conditions that promote corrosion, they are not particularly prone to galvanic corrosion. Salt water would certainly increase the probability of corrosion but the modern coolants we use in our old cars are designed to inhibit corrosion. Even though cast iron and steel are next to each other on the chart and aren't going to undergo galvanic corrosion, both are much more reactive to an electrolyte and likely to corrode than brass. Bottom line...I would have absolutely no concerns about using brass plugs in my 218, especially with a sealer between the plug and block. I'll be long gone (and pigs will have wings?) before corrosion of the plugs or damage to the block will disable the engine. (Yep....I used to teach high school chemistry.....)
  23. But I was interested to see the vendors/sources for wheels that would have been suggested by forum members.......those responses will not be available in the archives. Oh well.....we move on.......
  24. I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night but am still sharp enough to find this link to one of these quirky commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHCTaUFXpP8&list=PLzvTUNG--HJ2fFCph1_SeaxAatPngsMVp 😆
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