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Re: water pump woes
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Gerd!! Was ist Anti-sieze hier in Deutschland? Kupferpaste? (copper paste?)
Got my bolts at Schrauben-preisinger. Great shop, now I have a source for fasteners here. Awesome.

Posted on: 2010/3/24 6:59
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Re: water pump woes
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Oh yeah! Tried my luck with the vice grips this evening, and that bolt came out pretty easily!!!!
Cleaned things up a little, and hope to pick up the radiator tomorrow or the next day. Should be on the road this weekend!

Since I don't have new freeze plugs, I'm thinking about running the car for a day or so with only distilled water, then draining the system in the hope some of the rust/gunk will leave. Then I'll refill with a mixture of antifreeze and water. Might get freeze plugs at a later date and try and clean out the block more thouroughly then....Opinions?

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Posted on: 2010/3/23 15:10
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Re: water pump woes
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Thanks for all the tips and advice everybody. To be patient is an important one.
Ich habe auch schrauben-preisinger im internet gesehen! Danke Gerd. The nut and bolt shop is about 5 blocks from the Hofbrauhaus and a few other good breweries...will be hard to stay on course to get the bolts!!!

Got some good penetrating oil, a new wire brush, and a 1 Kilo hammer. cleaned the rust away, gave the bolt a few hits and soaked it in oil. Will repeat for a few days before trying to turn it out.
Cross your fingers, Or 'press your thumbs' if your german!
Tobs

Posted on: 2010/3/22 14:02
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water pump woes
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Hi Guys,
Radiator came out fine on saturday, brought it to the radiator shop to get cleaned, pressure tested and painted...but my luck with the water pump wasn't so good. As you can see in the picture, I broke one of the bolts going into the block.
I forgot to give all the bolts a good strike with a hammer before trying to back them out. (I'm getting rusty like my car)
Over the next week I'll do some wire brushing, penetrating oil, and hope I can get this out with a vice grip. If not then it's on to stronger measures. (Good reason to get some ez-outs or tap set)

Question 1: Should I use gasket sealer on the new gasket between block and water pump, or is that not needed?

Question 2: 1 bolt attaching the pump to block was 2 inches long, 2 were 1 and 5/8" long, and the third I broke. Anybody know if they should all be the same 1 and 5/8ths?

Now, to find somebody that supplies SAE bolts here in Munich.


PS, I took out the water distribution tube w/o removing my grill! The back of it was full of gunk, as expected.

Tobs

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Posted on: 2010/3/21 11:11
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Re: Location of Battery ground connection?
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Thanks guys. Since the waterpump is high on my list of repairs to get ready for this spring, the pump and ground strap will get done at the same time...
I also found a picture in the Air Conditioning section of the shop manual that showed the ground strap going to the waterpump!

Posted on: 2010/3/2 12:28
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Location of Battery ground connection?
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Hi guys,
I recently bought a nice woven ground strap to replace the rubber coated battery cable on my 53 Clipper. The current and not really authentic ground is connected to the rear motor mount bolt. Is this the correct location? I was looking through the shop manual, and it seemed like it was connected to someplace near the water pump or generator area.
Here is a pic of the current location.
-Mike

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Posted on: 2010/2/28 12:31
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Re: New life for the Packard plant?
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Part of Robocop was filmed in the old Bethlehem Steel plant...Some 25 years after Robocop the Bethlehem Valley has pretty much recovered from the hole left by the steel industry. Part has been consumed by Lehigh University, and I think a casino has also taken some property. Perhaps there is a future for Detroit.
There was recently an article in the times about how it is a city where it is super cheap to open a business.

Posted on: 2010/1/25 16:06
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Re: Fuel pump in my luggage!
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Well, The fuel pump and I made it. We got delayed about 9 hours in Amsterdam -because of weather, not security - (had to stay in the airport -no "coffee shop visits")
I had taken out the gasket to the bowl, and hit the whole thing with a blow dryer for a while so it was pretty free of stink. Wrapped in an old shirt and sealed in a plastic bag.
I mean it is perfectly legal to take a liter of congac or whisky, that has got to be more dangerous than an old fuel pump...
Goulds did a very pretty job on the rebuild, so that membrane will be one less thing to leak/ make troubles....
Happy holidays!
Mike

Posted on: 2009/12/26 11:28
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Fuel pump in my luggage!
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Just removed the fuel pump from my 53 clipper, and will be flying with it to NY and bringing it to Goulds Monday morning for a rebuild! (Diagphram leaking after I rebuilt the pump myself a few years ago)
Trying to air it out good so my luggage doesn't stink. haha. The things we do for our hobby!
Seasons greetings,
Tobs

Posted on: 2009/12/19 12:57
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Re: rocker panels
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Took a while, but here are some pics of the rockers.
The material weight seems up to packard standards, although not zinc plated. I think they are pretty good reproductions.

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Posted on: 2009/11/29 3:47
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