What did you do to your non-G body project today

CopperNick

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Feb 20, 2018
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On that DeWalt nailer, had the same problem with parts for a 4.5 I have. Found a super supplier on line that offers parts for almost anything you need to fix in tools or appliances. pulled part numbers for what I needed and they were all marked as available. Probably buys out the mfgr's stock when an upgrade comes in.

Finally took the time to throw a buddies HD front end in the solvent tank. Grungy does not begin to describe the caked on crud this lump possesses. Decades ago he made the mistake of letting a friend borrow it and the bike went up in flames from a carb fire. Linkerts are pretty much nothing more than a semi-controlled leak. Tore down the front wheel a few years ago and had to cut the tire off; totally melted down.

Problem for me is my solvent tank. Back when I first bought it and assembled it, I poured in 15 gallons of Var-sol and turned the pump on. Pump lasted about a minute and blew up. Turns out that the pump was rated for solvent all right but it was the water based stuff only. Can get a new pump but water based anything equals $$$$$. You have to buy 5 gallons of the stuff to get the tablespoon full that you mix into 110 liters of water. Not getting into the whole business of bio-degradable.

What I need is a pump that can handle and tolerate petroleum based solvent aka Varsol. Was thinking that I could rig an electric motor and couple it to a rotary pump but also think that needs some kind of rheostat to control the rpm or the pump will be throwing solvent all over the shop. Any one here on the forums know of a vendor or supplier that offers replacement electric pumps that can be fitted to a wash tank and that can handle varsol?



Nick
 
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SwiftySS

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Feb 20, 2021
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Moved them all around!
 

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axisg

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Problem for me is my solvent tank. Back when I first bought it and assembled it, I poured in 15 gallons of Var-sol and turned the pump on. Pump lasted about a minute and blew up. Turns out that the pump was rated for solvent all right but it was the water based stuff only. Can get a new pump but water based anything equals $$$$$. You have to buy 5 gallons of the stuff to get the tablespoon full that you mix into 110 liters of water. Not getting into the whole business of bio-degradable.

What I need is a pump that can handle and tolerate petroleum based solvent aka Varsol. Was thinking that I could rig an electric motor and couple it to a rotary pump but also think that needs some kind of rheostat to control the rpm or the pump will be throwing solvent all over the shop. Any one here on the forums know of a vendor or supplier that offers replacement electric pumps that can be fitted to a wash tank and that can handle varsol?



Nick

dunno but post if you do find one. Friends home shop had the same issue and he ended up tossing the parts washer on his mezzanine. He ended up with a plastic laundry tub likely out of the garbage ( but you can get them from HD ), a sink stopper and a 5 gallon pail under the drain. Calls it " the slop sink" LOL Put your parts in the sink, add what solvent you need and brush away with the greatest selection of dollar store brushes. Oven rack fits over the top with a couple tabs welded on the sides.
 

motorheadmike

Geezer
Nov 18, 2009
6,380
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Cauterize

Greasemonkey
Feb 9, 2019
143
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Oil change and new spark plugs for the 08 Cobalt.
Oil change on the 2012 Sierra. Plugs on that b*tch next oil change.
Swapped my Flat pedals on the mountain bike for my Crank Brothers Clip-less. Not going to be hitting up the bike park for a few months so I may as well get some more pedaling efficiency while I wait for the trails to dry/melt
 

g0thiac

Apprentice
Sep 6, 2020
86
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I installed new dash speakers in the '88 Caprice.

Unfortunately, the depth made it so I can't bolt them down correctly, without removing the plastic beneath.

Also, the right speaker is defective, which I'm disappointed in, because Canadian Tire won't be getting anymore of these from what I was told.

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MrSony

Geezer
Nov 15, 2014
6,023
113
Des Moines, Iowa
engine gasket set
tstat (why not)
oil pump
heavy duty pump shaft
distributor
timing cover (accidentally punched a hole in the old one prying old dist out... twice)
timing set
 
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