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Re: Electric fuel pump vs original mechanical fuel pump
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I have one on my car. I only use it for priming when the car has been sitting a long time or in situations where vaporlock is happening. Otherwise, it stays off and the mechanical pump pulls through it without any issue. My pump is on the inside of the frame rail, mounted near the tank.

My electric is wired of a small toggle switch which takes its feed from Ignition switch on. So for the pump to work, the ignition has to on and then switch also on.

I've had it this way for about 10 years.

Sometimes the car sits for weeks/months between drives. So I can hop in, turn the ignition to On, and hit the toggle switch. I can hear the pump run and the tone will change once the line is "pressurized". Then I turn off switch and start the car. The car will usually start in the first 5 seconds. Even in the middle of winter.

If you go down this route, be aware not all electic pumps are the same. Make sure get one that can be drawn through when it off. Impulse types are generally ok, rotary types are generally not.

Posted on: Yesterday 18:14
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Re: Website
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I made some changes to the CSS for the website, so now the font sizes should be consistent between desktop and mobile browsers. It's always annoyed me that some text would be really large on mobile browsers. There was little rhyme or reason to it. But now there is a directive on the CSS to tell mobile browsers not to scale fonts. So everything should be consistent with the desktop. You may have to clear your browser cache on your mobile device to inherit this change.

Thanks!

Posted on: Yesterday 18:03
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Re: Website
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The new PM notification email now includes the actually conversation content now. Rather than the boiler plate message that you have a new message, as it was on the old site. This should help to keep copies of what you want to save in your email going forward and yet shields your email address from other users.

Posted on: Yesterday 17:58
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Re: Website
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I'm going to run a cleanup of Private Messages in the Database. There are literaly 100,000+ messages in the DB going back 15 years. So I'm going to run a cleanup this weekend which will purge all the old ones and basically enforce the rule that it will only keep max of 30 PMs. So if you already have 30 and get another, then the oldest is automatically deleted. PMs are meant for quicky transient messages and not long term storage. There is a new option where you can forward a PM to your email. So anything you want to save going forward, I would recommend you use that. Just trying to cleanup the database as their is alot of old data like this that has never been cleaned up properly. Cleaning this up, helps make everything faster as it less data to parse through. So this is your heads up to save off anything in the PMs that you want to save permanently. I'm going to run the cleanup sometime this coming weekend. If you cleanup your PMs so you have less than 30, the nothing further should get deleted as your account will be below the max.

Thanks everyone!

Posted on: Yesterday 17:15
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Re: Website
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Model Info pages have been cleaned up and converted over to the new style

Posted on: Yesterday 14:57
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Re: Website
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I believe I fixed the issue with not getting notifications when you receive a new PM. Appears to be working now.

Posted on: Yesterday 10:22
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Re: Website
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Tom,

Your link is not correct. It should be:

https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... dex.php?Action=view&ID=13

I believe those link paths changed awhile back.

Posted on: 1/25 12:38
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Re: Website
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Cleaned up the styling on the Factory Parts List module. It should match the rest of the website styling now.

Posted on: 1/24 21:31
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Re: Website
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The Literature Section now has the View By Year category stuff wired back in. So now you can see all the Literature for a specific year.

Posted on: 1/24 16:02
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Re: Back to work on the 39
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That is correct.

Posted on: 1/24 8:20
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