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 on: September 27, 2016, 06:44:42 PM 
Started by silversport - Last post by DoubleEagle
It depends on how much peace of mind you want and how much money you want to spend. I had a rusted horizontal tank on my first Eagle that actually blew a hole out about the size of a dime. I wire brushed it, put a big wad of JB Weld in the hole and smeared it out on the outside, then painted it after it cured. It still holds 120 psi twenty years later, although it could probably (or should) blow at any time.
Sandblast the tank, if the sandblasting does not carve out holes, treat it with rust converter acid, fill depressions with epoxy, and paint it. It might be prudent to tap the tank all around with a hammer first to see if the metal seems to be the same thickness all around. It could also be rusted on the inside. Otherwise, it's time to hunt salvage yards for someone else's rusty tank, or buy new.

 on: September 27, 2016, 06:40:06 PM 
Started by silversport - Last post by B_K
Check with Luke, Sam Kaylor, and truck/bus wrecking yards I'm sure you can find a suitable replacement tank.
FWIW moving fittings is not that hard with DOT approved plastic line.
Grin  BK  Grin

 on: September 27, 2016, 06:34:44 PM 
Started by silversport - Last post by John316
..........I forgot what it costs.........

LOL. Oh to be so old and rich that such trivial things like a custom built tank, are so cheap, they are but a drop in the bucket Grin Cheesy Grin

You handed that one out, Gary Grin

 on: September 27, 2016, 06:32:34 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by John316
Were they the same or different? Sorry! I'll relax on my posting a little. Just excited being in the new 102

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They were all different threads. And no. Don't relax the posting. It's nice to have excited young blood on here. Enjoy it! I just thought it was kinda funny.

 on: September 27, 2016, 06:25:45 PM 
Started by belfert - Last post by DoubleEagle
Thanks for giving us plenty of advance notice, keep us posted!  Roll Eyes

 on: September 27, 2016, 06:17:36 PM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by DoubleEagle
I have to wonder how long the original engine would have gone if the oil was changed at 10,000 miles or 7,500. I assume they changed the filter each time, but maybe between oil changes as well. The current oils might have performed better under the same conditions. Changing it more often than optimum (what ever mileage that is) does not hurt anything other than the wallet. Most of us will not put on enough mileage to notice a big difference in wear, but we like the peace of mind (even though delusional) of knowing we have used the best oil available with frequent changes.

 on: September 27, 2016, 05:59:37 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by Fred Mc
Clifford, I just want to confirm what you said about the ground wire (the one closest to the block) is connected to the negative (terminal on starter) cable. In fact it appears that  wire is reversed with the other one. So the wire that comes from the realy(I presume) is closest to the block. I don't want to start willy nilly swapping wires and damage the starter. It is such a bi*ch to remove/replace.



 on: September 27, 2016, 05:58:33 PM 
Started by Dreadnought - Last post by DoubleEagle
I won't tell you about my three Series Land Rovers since you have enough stress, but I dragged one of them all over the East and West with my Eagle. Most people did not know what it was.

 on: September 27, 2016, 05:44:35 PM 
Started by Dreadnought - Last post by Dreadnought
      Gee, dude!!  That's terrible - what a rough life you have!  You own two Jaguars -- talk about it not raining but pouring is somebody's life.  Wow, what a bad thing to happen, hope you can get over that soon.  Oh, yeah, hope you're fully recovered from the heart attack, too. (British vehicle owner and dabbler for over 50 years ... what did I do wrong?)

yea-its been pretty bad, but I'm trying to stay positive. Divorce, job change, heart attack- like a bad Brit comedy!  Cheesy
May be I'll do a video blog about my life/travels and people can laugh at me for entertainment  Grin

But seriously, whenever I find myself at a cross roads in life, I find/seek refuge in the road. Nothing is more peaceful and without the worry of paying a mortgage- and the pressure of settling for some crap job to live in an 'arctic paradise'.

Looking after the old British cars would be a full time blog!

I never used to be into Brit cars when I grew up in the UK but since moving over here I kind of softened to them!

 on: September 27, 2016, 05:36:12 PM 
Started by chuckdrum - Last post by Dreadnought
I was told that oil becomes acidic inside an engine, even when the engine's not running.   Is this true?   Also, do the additives slowly precipitate out if the oil sits undisturbed?   These are just two things I've read, but who knows if there's any truth to them?


Hi, I don't see why it should. If it is left in the engine which is a sealed system- I don't see why the PH value should change. The only thing I can think of is-if condensation accumulates. If it were true then a sealed oil container of, say, Shell, should have a Best before date or recommended use by date.

For the oil additives to precipitate out the oil needs to be heated. While sitting- for the additives to 'fall out of suspension'- I've never seen this.

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