That’s a smile, not an upside-down frown! Work on that, too!
I’m not just going to sit around and do nothing though, I’ve got plentyto do besides browse the web looking for that perfect gas tank that also costs half as much as it should with twice as many features. (pssst, somebody please have a spare 1940s dodge gas tank sitting in their garage just taking up space)
There’s fun to be had under that hood.
When I was going through my gas tank drama the other day, the icing on the cake was that a fuel line was leaking by my fuel pump. I didn’t understand why, so tonight I removed it to further investigate.
There was two fittings with one piece of cut off metal fuel line, the metal fuel line had a flare at the end which had some distress. I cleaned the surfaces and tried to put everything back together. I blew on the fitting and air came out. I disassembled and tried again. Finally, after some serious wrenching and hammering, i got it air(and hopefully gas) tight. I reattached it to the fuel pump and added an inline fuel filter. Tightened everything back in and stopped that obnoxious little leak dead in its tracks.
I went to the parts store to replace the fan belt that Myrna and I picked up last week, as it was the right length but the wrong width. They had to special order it, so not to leave empty handed I purchased some JB Weld. Regular old JB Weld. They sell various other forms and formulas, including gas tank repair forms… but the consistency of straight up JB weld is what I am the most familiar with.
I basically coated the entire exposed (and swiss cheese related) corner of the tank with the JB Weld and hoped for a miracle.
Now, JB weld is a two part epoxy. And somewhere in the near future I think I need to go to ‘two part epoxy mixing school’ as my sister can probably attest to. As I don’t always seem to get it right.
Well 2 hours later and the whole darn surface was sticky to the touch. I had to let the old Dodge down off the jack though, so I eased her down and checked the tank for leaks… ok I see leaks… cool, where are they coming from?? Can’t tell, but I sure do have a lot of gas on my facial hair.
Back on jacks and more JB weld applied…. the waiting continues.
So, anways. Good day. I finally did get that fan belt on the car. Did get a fuel filter and stop one leak… and the gas tank at least looks cool.
Oh, and all the lights still work.