[Vwdiesel] Derek's spray-gun
flub at adelphia.net
Sat Aug 2 20:22:41 EDT 2003
Save the epoxy for the LAST resort. You'll never be able to time it
>Derek's spray gun... now that's funny. Well my patch didn't hold at all. I
>am going to try what Hagar suggested and epoxy the bolt in. That should put
>an end to the spray gun effect and maybe even get the car started. I have
>also devised a special socket that will remove the three pointed nut to
>which that little bolt screws into. I have removed that "nut" from my parts
>pump to that I can see what is involved in its removal. Not much, just
>unscrew it and poof!, its off. Now if I can get that socket I made in
>amongst the fuel lines, I'll be in business ( I did cut it down with a chop
>saw ) I got a new copper gasket and I'll have a new seat. I just hope I
>don't have to remove the fuel lines, then I'll really be in deep ...
>BTW, copper is the opposite of steel when it comes to annealing. Heat and
>quench will make steel harder and copper softer ...
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Roger Brown" <r.c.brown at ieee.org>
>To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:33 AM
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Derek's spray-gun
>>Dana Morphew wrote:
>>>Won't that make it hard? Whenever I grind steel and want to retain
>>>hardness (and to avoid getting "branded") I quench it in the water can.
>>>Wouldn't a slow cool down, without drafts, soften the metal?
>>Seems that either technique works on copper:
>>Seems rate of cooling won't affect the final hardness (or softness) like
>it does with steel to a big degree, cooling in liquid
>>reduces the surface oxidation.
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