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Re: Gallons per minute
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PackardDon wrote: The last time I siphoned gasoline I ended up swallowing some. The doctor said to eat bread (apparently to absorb it), then to call in the morning if I wasn't dead yet.

I've found the most effective "antidote" is milk!

Posted on: 2019/11/1 20:07
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Re: Gallons per minute
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Oh, yes, I forgot about that. The doctor also said to drink plenty of milk. It was over 50 years ago so, while the details are rusty, the event itself remains clear!

Posted on: 2019/11/1 20:22
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I haven't had a dose of gas since using a "jiggler hose".
https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/or ... -x-19mm-10lpm/312556.html

Posted on: 2019/11/1 20:49
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There should be a 1/4" pipe plug drain on that tank. My '49 (23 series) has one.
MPG is a better indicator of consumption. Delivery is based on rpm, so consumption will vary through out the range.

Posted on: 2019/11/2 8:25
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The Home Depot thing I had didn't seal. Too many press-on connections. No way to tighten them. Harbor Freight has one like this for $4.49. No sucking. Just squeeze the bulb (note arrow on bulb of direction of intended flow).

Prop up the tank with a box or floor jack while you work on undoing the straps and tank-to-filler spout connection.

You can get most of the gas out this way, but there will still be some in the line and tank to run down your sleeve. You can spray the drain with WD40 or similar while you loosen other stuff. Give it a try, but as PackardDon warns, don't force it if it's crusty. Follow that wire from the gauge for any frayed insulation or breaks.

Someone here knows. If it's shorted, the gauge reads full all the time? If the wire is broken, it reads empty all the time? Look for a junction of front and rear harnesses (on my '40 it's under the driver) to be sure all the wires are interconnected.

https://www.harborfreight.com/Fluid-Siphon-Pump-62613.html

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Posted on: 2019/11/2 9:39
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I had one of the bulb types but it turned into a rock in my shop. I guess it couldn't handle the Central Oregon High Desert temperature extremes. No problem with the other one but maybe it's a different and better brand than the one Joe had as never a leak.

Posted on: 2019/11/2 9:47
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A siphon is good thinking, luckily my drain plug is in good shape and works well. I continued driving the car to use up more gas (and because I can't resist) and I'll probably just buy more gas cans from the store. Hopefully the next radiator shop gets the job right!

Posted on: 2019/11/4 16:43
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Did you have gas..? Breaking wind.. I've seen body gas light with a match..

Posted on: 2019/11/4 21:26
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I didn't do any tests to see how flammable I was!

Posted on: 2019/11/5 2:05
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Harbor Freight has a decent hand pump for about 6 dollars. I used one to flush the oil lines on my oil furnace last year.

Posted on: 2019/11/8 8:30
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