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Gordon_M last won the day on May 12 2020

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  1. next up on this channel - surprise Militant Fire Engine. 😁
  2. Managing well so far Paul, hope you are too. Depending on how thickly covered it is you may want to leave it for days, with a little light poking / brushing so it can get right in there. If you suddenly develop an overwhelming desire for fish and chips I'm taking no responsibility. 😁
  3. Not so much eventually, more the end of day one. That isn't designed for pumping water, the tanks probably aren't coated to resist it, and the whole mechanism that has lasted well under a layer of hydrocarbon will be wrecked. If you want to pump water - get a fire engine.
  4. I'd caution against running water in it though. Any sort of hydrocarbon should be good, whatever is cheapest - paraffin?
  5. The unusual stamped T I think is a red herring Doug. My take on it is that they didn't have a 'T' so they used a serif I and stamped it twice at 90 degrees.
  6. Any oilfield equipment place would have the casting dough and a shadowgraph to compare it.
  7. I don't like to add unrelated links, but since the topic this week seems to be threading, I thought I'd introduce you to the world threading champion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDfMI5ahbJI ... I didn't even know that was possible. ( Hit the box for subtitles if your Russian is a little rusty )
  8. That was pretty much standard practice, but when time and resources allowed the hole would be reamed to the exact size of the replacement bolt, which was then forced into place to give a much stronger joint than an ordinary loose fit nut and bolt.
  9. It'll be fine, by sheer co-incidence we were all looking the other way at the time, weren't we chaps? I'm assuming it separates the water first before it gets to the paper filter, otherwise very soggy and ineffective?
  10. One of the earlier Canadian Chevrolets, C15 or C30 with Number 11 or 12 cab, can't quite tell.
  11. Take the red one off the outlet manifold and blank that output with the bit you have to take off the valve box. You won't have full functionality without that red valve back on there, but the number of manifold outputs isn't that critical. Start looking for one more aluminium valve and one more brass one, with handle. I'd guess on a wartime unit those valves were all brass, but when this tanker came out they went to all aluminium. Maybe when the outlet manifold ones started to break too often it was back to brass.
  12. Colour me impressed. I remember one of their other ideas was poisoned cigars ... I'm only taking half a point for that, because the minute Cuba was mentioned it was almost obvious. 8-)
  13. Sigh, it's not one of the CIA's crazy attempts to get Fidel while he was out diving, is it?
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