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Re: 6 Volt Electric Fuel Pump
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Kapn
My father put an E8011 on his 41' Six many years ago to prime the carb when it had been sitting and to get it restarted after a hot shutdown.

Recently it was leaking and after some research I replaced it with a Brock SP1124 from Amazon for $25. Came with a pre-filter and can be pos or neg ground.
Considering adding one to my 48' now instead of a shot of starter fluid to get it primed after sitting.

Posted on: 9/19 11:38
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Valve cover bolt washer
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Pulled the valve covers to replace the gaskets. There are two washers on the bolts, a copper and one that looks like maybe it was rubber. They're pretty deteriorated and one is cracked in half. Were these rubber or some kind of fiber washer?

What are people using when replacing them?

Posted on: 9/9 8:48
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Re: Station Sedan Headliner, wiring harness
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My rewiring job is complete. I wound up ordering a period similar (note I did not say period correct) conduit and ran the tail lights and gas gauge wire under the car along the chassis. I needed to extend them by about two feet and later realized this was about a foot too much but that made reinstalling the dash easier. I added a hidden fuse panel up under the dash and put the reading lights on a fuse since the original wiring was left in place. If the headliner ever comes out of the car then I’ll replace the reading light wires as well.

Posted on: 7/23 21:59
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Re: Under dash insulation replacement and “while you’re there”
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Thank you. I had missed that paragraph and I understand it better after re-reading. They all move ok now, just want to keep them moving and make sure they are good to go "while I'm in there".

Posted on: 5/20 12:14
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Re: Under dash insulation replacement and “while you’re there”
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What's the best practice for making sure the bowdin cables are lubed and ready for another 74 years?

Posted on: 5/17 8:14
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Re: Under dash insulation replacement and “while you’re there”
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Just looking to test the wiper motor while the dash is apart.

Lubing the bowden cables is on my list of things to do as well. They are stiff and maybe it's just the pivot point of the flaps they operate.

Posted on: 5/10 13:18
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Re: Under dash insulation replacement and “while you’re there”
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Thanks for the feedback.
That's a beautiful color on your station sedan!

I'll hit them with some oil. They were working, several years ago last they were used.

Has anyone had any luck using a mitivac or even an Air conditioning vacuum pump to test and operate them while the car is disabled?

Posted on: 5/10 12:59
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Re: Station Sedan Headliner, wiring harness
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Thank you, this confirmed my findings last night.
They exit the dashboard and go up the A pillar on the drivers side. I think I'll leave the headliner and dome light wiring alone. I'll run new wiring for the tail lights and fuel tank sender either under the rubber floor pad or under the car in conduit.

Posted on: 5/9 14:56
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Under dash insulation replacement and “while you’re there”
#9
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I’m rewiring my 48 Station Sedan and have pulled the dash apart. What is a good replacement for the brown pine straw insulation that was falling apart? Any suggestions on lubing the wiper assembly or heat/air cables?

Posted on: 5/9 5:27
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Station Sedan Headliner, wiring harness
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I’m rewiring my 48 Station Sedan. It seems the tail lights, dome light, and gas gauge wires all go up through the headliner. I want to keep the headliner intact as it’s all original and in good shape. Any suggestions on how to replace the wires?

Posted on: 5/9 5:23
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