NEW YEAR 2022

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by vwnate1, Jan 2, 2022.

  1. vwnate1

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    ?? not a single post ? .

    Wow .

    I've been offline a few days, we passed a nice and reasonably quiet New Year's Eve, the Sangria I bought was nasty, ugh .
     
  2. 52wasp

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    Nate,
    Across the 'car world' in general, "Forums" have slowly lost popularity to F***book Groups. I don't know the metrics, but this forum seems much quieter of late.

    It appears to me a good build thread on this Forum keeps folks coming back to see (and comment on, and be inspired by) the progress. How many great builds have we seen here over the last decade or so? Some GREAT ones!

    Happy New Year!
     
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  3. vwnate1

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    Yes Mike ;

    I'm not a fan of facebok nor other social media places .
     
  4. sidewynder

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    Well I was in the neighborhood and thought I'd stop by... happy new year!
    Much has happened since my last visit, unfortunately the 53 is in the same state as then, but making strides to be able to get more done with it in 22
     
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  5. Chiro

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    Happy New Year to all on this great forum.
    Andy
     
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  6. cmkruse

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    A few of us are still hanging around.
     
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    This forum is filled with great folks who have actually DONE it, rather than just talking about it. Their extensive knowledge and experience is a blessing! Thanks much you guys!
     
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    I am still around. Had to take a break from the truck due to life, but my body guy plans to restart March-ish.
    So I hope to post more updates (and questions) then!
    Just one more reason to look forward to Spring, I guess...
     
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  9. vwnate1

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    Right now it's freezing cold and the shops/pole barns/garages are miserable, pretty soon it'll be mud season and we can all get back to work .
     
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    Freezing cold indeed! 10 degrees outside, 10 degrees in the barn. Fluffy snow though! The other day it was also around 10 degrees, but with no wind it was NINETEEN degrees in the barn. Heatwave!
     
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    I lived in East Rindge, New Hampshire from 1967 through 1970, right off highway 119 .

    We had 1890's barns, not much fun to work in but at least no snow .

    Dirt roads and the rest of farm life .

    My mates from back then are mostly in Mass. now, settled around the greater Boston area, they've been having sub zero temps for a while now .
     
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    East Rindge is a mere stone's throw away.
     
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    I don't supposed the IGA is still in business there ? .

    Last time I went to The Cathedral Of The Pines it was a ghost town, sad as I used to love going there in the 1960's .
     
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    Unless I am mistaken (which I am quite good at), ALL the IGA's (Independent Grocer's Alliance) around here are gone. We had a local Grand Union that went out in the 80's. Small town grocers are pretty scarce here. Even "Butcher Shops" don't seem to last. But Cathedral of the Pines is still there!
     
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    Ah, well ;

    Time moves on .
     
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    Hey Nate, et Al. Sometime ago I asked about the electric fuel pump and you recommended the low pressure 3 to 5 psi ones and I’m getting to that point I was wondering if you had any recommendations on how to connect it to the electrical system do I need a relay or something or just hook it to the run side of the ignition
     
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    I prefer to use a relay, if there's not more than gauges, wipers and heater on the key switch it's do able sans relay .

    Remember to position the pump as close to the tank as possible and never a filter between the pump and tank .
     
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    Cars with factory electric fuel pumps have a "roll over switch" that cuts power to an electric fuel pump if the vehicle gets too far from straight and level. As one who has been upside down in a 50s pickup truck I'd recommend one.

    I'd also recommend a relay. I hate to run a lot of power using devices through a 70 year old ignition switch or a 1 year old Chinese replacement.
     
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    IIRC many fuel injected brand "F" autos have this in the riht rear of the trunk, might be an inexpen$ive way to go if you have any junkyards nearby .

    A Hot Rodder forum will prolly have more info on this .

    Plenty of oil pressure switches are made to cut off the power if the oil pressure stops .
     
  20. cmkruse

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    Wow, I thought this was going to be an easy upgrade to solve my “truck sits to long “ issue of hard starting. Now I have more question.
    1. Do I still use the engine pump with in conjunction with electric one? I.e. pump is always on.
    2. How do I wire this in with a relay. Drawing please?
    3. Where do I get a roll over switch. How to hook it up.

    Thanks for the help
     

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