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Re: Electrical connectors?

600miles
 

Global Metrics in Belmont has a Buttload of high quality automotive connectors, fuses, bulbs, room lamps etc. They have odd hours but you can shop in person. They have sample boards and you pick the ones you want and they scurry off into the back and fetch your parts. 650-592-2722  They don't have a website but do have email. Lori Aldrighette globalmetricss@... Lori is one of the 2 owners. 

Miles 


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Scott Davis
 

A product made in 1985, sold in Detroit, was probably a different chemical formulation

Scott

At 07:12 PM 11/16/2020, you wrote:
Strange; every report on the Indian motorcycle front have deemed this product the WORST.

On the bikes, we really give this shit the test.

Jus' sayin' RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 6:44 PM Ken Nelson <<mailto:citbuff@...>citbuff@...> wrote:
I used POR 15 gastank sealer in 1985 on my '67 Citroen DS21 convertible. Tank was rusty, with several baffles inside, and the tank was in a car from Chicago, where the chassis rotted to pcs. I put a Ca. chassis under the body over 7 yrs, but the tank was original. I filled it with a bag of rough gravel for gardens, shook it around by hand to break loose all the rust, hosed it out and let dry for a week. Then dumped in POR15 sealer, let it cure, and it's still working just fine 31 yrs later, and here in Detroit. Never had a problem since. Â

Ken

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 3:57 PM Red Fred <<mailto:redfred47@...>redfred47@...> wrote:
I'm hip to RedKote, and others. We use sealers a lot in the Indian Motorcycle world, where the tanks were soldered together for over 100 years now.  Soldering is a weakness, as it becomes work hardened & brittle.  To add insult to injury, most Indian tanks have a baffle, or separate compartment for the oil.  If we get a leak between the gas, and the oil, it's bad news. The oil gets diluted, and engine grenades.  Howard Ave. Radiator did have a guy, with his own recipe.  It came out almost like a silver ceramic inside.  I have brought many, MANY tanks there in the past. I've yet to see anything comparable since the old guy passed.

RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:15 PM Keith Murphy via <http://groups.io>groups.io <Keithddl527=<mailto:aol.com@groups.io>aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gas tank renew link, oops:
<https://www.gastankrenu.com/>https://www.gastankrenu.com/

On Nov 16, 2020, at 12:13 PM, K2016 <<mailto:keithddl527@...>keithddl527@...> wrote:


The so called Secret gas tank sealer sauce is and always was :

<http://damonq.com/red-kote.html>http://damonq.com/red-kote.html

Typical radiator shops clean your old tank, solder in a drain valve to allow access sealer to drain out of the tank so you don’t have a soggy undried mud puddle stuck in your tank, it’s included as part of the fee.

Then there’s the cut holes in your tank and sandblast the inside, plug the holes steel plugs, then the epoxy inside and outside the tank - it works great, but tanks having plugs drilled in them is perhaps not show quality results - again, if new tanks are available, you have options.

<http://damonq.com/red-kote.html>http://damonq.com/red-kote.html

Secret sauce indeed ....Â




On Nov 16, 2020, at 11:49 AM, sujit roy via <http://groups.io>groups.io <sujitroy=<mailto:yahoo.com@groups.io>yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


I did call the place in San Carlos. They quoted me the same price for boil and seal.
Unfortunately, new Stag tanks cost double so will plan on having having it done.

Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Red Fred
 

Strange; every report on the Indian motorcycle front have deemed this product the WORST.

On the bikes, we really give this shit the  test.

Jus' sayin' RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 6:44 PM Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:
I used POR 15 gastank sealer in 1985 on my '67 Citroen DS21 convertible.  Tank was rusty, with several baffles inside, and the tank was in a car from Chicago, where the chassis rotted to pcs.  I put a Ca. chassis under the body over 7 yrs, but the tank was original.  I filled it with a bag of rough gravel for gardens, shook it around by hand to break loose all the rust, hosed it out and let dry for a week.  Then dumped in POR15 sealer, let it cure, and it's still working just fine 31 yrs later, and here in Detroit.  Never had a problem since.  

Ken

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 3:57 PM Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:
I'm hip to RedKote, and others.  We use sealers a lot in the Indian Motorcycle world, where the tanks were soldered together for over 100 years now.   Soldering is a weakness, as it becomes work hardened & brittle.   To add insult to injury, most Indian tanks have a baffle, or separate compartment for the oil.   If we get a leak between the gas, and the oil, it's bad news.  The oil gets diluted, and engine grenades.   Howard Ave. Radiator did have a guy, with his own recipe.   It came out almost like a silver ceramic inside.   I have brought many, MANY tanks there in the past.  I've yet to see anything comparable since the old guy passed.

RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:15 PM Keith Murphy via groups.io <Keithddl527=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gas tank renew link, oops:

On Nov 16, 2020, at 12:13 PM, K2016 <keithddl527@...> wrote:


The so called Secret gas tank sealer sauce is and always was :


Typical radiator shops clean your old tank, solder in a drain valve to allow access sealer to drain out of the tank so you don’t have a soggy undried mud puddle stuck in your tank, it’s included as part of the fee.

Then there’s the cut holes in your tank and sandblast the inside, plug the holes steel plugs, then the epoxy inside and outside the tank - it works great, but tanks having plugs drilled in them is perhaps not show quality results - again, if new tanks are available, you have options.


Secret sauce indeed .... 




On Nov 16, 2020, at 11:49 AM, sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


I did call the place in San Carlos. They quoted me the same price for boil and seal.
Unfortunately, new Stag tanks cost double so will plan on having having it done.

Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Ken Nelson
 

I used POR 15 gastank sealer in 1985 on my '67 Citroen DS21 convertible.  Tank was rusty, with several baffles inside, and the tank was in a car from Chicago, where the chassis rotted to pcs.  I put a Ca. chassis under the body over 7 yrs, but the tank was original.  I filled it with a bag of rough gravel for gardens, shook it around by hand to break loose all the rust, hosed it out and let dry for a week.  Then dumped in POR15 sealer, let it cure, and it's still working just fine 31 yrs later, and here in Detroit.  Never had a problem since.  

Ken

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 3:57 PM Red Fred <redfred47@...> wrote:
I'm hip to RedKote, and others.  We use sealers a lot in the Indian Motorcycle world, where the tanks were soldered together for over 100 years now.   Soldering is a weakness, as it becomes work hardened & brittle.   To add insult to injury, most Indian tanks have a baffle, or separate compartment for the oil.   If we get a leak between the gas, and the oil, it's bad news.  The oil gets diluted, and engine grenades.   Howard Ave. Radiator did have a guy, with his own recipe.   It came out almost like a silver ceramic inside.   I have brought many, MANY tanks there in the past.  I've yet to see anything comparable since the old guy passed.

RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:15 PM Keith Murphy via groups.io <Keithddl527=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gas tank renew link, oops:

On Nov 16, 2020, at 12:13 PM, K2016 <keithddl527@...> wrote:


The so called Secret gas tank sealer sauce is and always was :


Typical radiator shops clean your old tank, solder in a drain valve to allow access sealer to drain out of the tank so you don’t have a soggy undried mud puddle stuck in your tank, it’s included as part of the fee.

Then there’s the cut holes in your tank and sandblast the inside, plug the holes steel plugs, then the epoxy inside and outside the tank - it works great, but tanks having plugs drilled in them is perhaps not show quality results - again, if new tanks are available, you have options.


Secret sauce indeed .... 




On Nov 16, 2020, at 11:49 AM, sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


I did call the place in San Carlos. They quoted me the same price for boil and seal.
Unfortunately, new Stag tanks cost double so will plan on having having it done.

Sujit


Re: Electrical connectors?

Keith Murphy
 

Try Napa, they carry better quality then most auto stores .... 

On Nov 16, 2020, at 4:38 PM, Larry Sacks <LMSacks@...> wrote:


Is it better quality?  At this point, I'd rather pay a bit extra to get a better "perceived" quality.  

I bought some connectors from Home Depot (?) that included the traditional crush crimper - which was a slight upgrade over the pliers and screwdriver I was using to crush the connector.



On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 4:32 PM Fred Cisin <cisin@...> wrote:
Are the Harbor Freight ones of acceptale quality?
They sell assortments pretty cheap, sometimes including a toy crimper.


On Mon, 16 Nov 2020, Larry Sacks wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Is there a good place to get electrical connectors - butt splice plugs,
> bullet connectors, etc?  I've been going to O'Reilly and Pepboys but the
> quality seems a bit lacking at times.
>
> I'm in Santa Clara so something in the south bay would be preferred.  Or if
> you know of a reputable online retailer, that could work too.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Larry







Re: Electrical connectors?

Scott Davis
 

I have had good experiences with UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) kits off Ebay. In addition to being correct for fixing my Honda bikes, they are also useful elsewhere. Use the gold plated connectors, rated for the right current, and purchase the correct crimper. $30 sets you up for a while.

Also of note are Delphi weatherpack. They have the ability to be used in the engine bay.

I would not trust anything from Harbor Freight. Same with the local parts stores, they have fallen off in recent times. We have Marvac down in LA to get good stuff same day.

Scott

At 04:27 PM 11/16/2020, you wrote:
Hi,

Is there a good place to get electrical connectors - butt splice plugs, bullet connectors, etc? I've been going to O'Reilly and Pepboys but the quality seems a bit lacking at times.

I'm in Santa Clara so something in the south bay would be preferred. Or if you know of a reputable online retailer, that could work too.

Thanks,

Larry


Re: Electrical connectors?

Larry Sacks
 

Is it better quality?  At this point, I'd rather pay a bit extra to get a better "perceived" quality.  

I bought some connectors from Home Depot (?) that included the traditional crush crimper - which was a slight upgrade over the pliers and screwdriver I was using to crush the connector.



On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 4:32 PM Fred Cisin <cisin@...> wrote:
Are the Harbor Freight ones of acceptale quality?
They sell assortments pretty cheap, sometimes including a toy crimper.


On Mon, 16 Nov 2020, Larry Sacks wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Is there a good place to get electrical connectors - butt splice plugs,
> bullet connectors, etc?  I've been going to O'Reilly and Pepboys but the
> quality seems a bit lacking at times.
>
> I'm in Santa Clara so something in the south bay would be preferred.  Or if
> you know of a reputable online retailer, that could work too.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Larry







Re: Electrical connectors?

Fred Cisin
 

Are the Harbor Freight ones of acceptale quality?
They sell assortments pretty cheap, sometimes including a toy crimper.

On Mon, 16 Nov 2020, Larry Sacks wrote:

Hi,

Is there a good place to get electrical connectors - butt splice plugs,
bullet connectors, etc? I've been going to O'Reilly and Pepboys but the
quality seems a bit lacking at times.

I'm in Santa Clara so something in the south bay would be preferred. Or if
you know of a reputable online retailer, that could work too.

Thanks,

Larry


Electrical connectors?

Larry Sacks
 

Hi,

Is there a good place to get electrical connectors - butt splice plugs, bullet connectors, etc?  I've been going to O'Reilly and Pepboys but the quality seems a bit lacking at times.

I'm in Santa Clara so something in the south bay would be preferred.  Or if you know of a reputable online retailer, that could work too.

Thanks,

Larry


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Red Fred
 

I'm hip to RedKote, and others.  We use sealers a lot in the Indian Motorcycle world, where the tanks were soldered together for over 100 years now.   Soldering is a weakness, as it becomes work hardened & brittle.   To add insult to injury, most Indian tanks have a baffle, or separate compartment for the oil.   If we get a leak between the gas, and the oil, it's bad news.  The oil gets diluted, and engine grenades.   Howard Ave. Radiator did have a guy, with his own recipe.   It came out almost like a silver ceramic inside.   I have brought many, MANY tanks there in the past.  I've yet to see anything comparable since the old guy passed.

RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 12:15 PM Keith Murphy via groups.io <Keithddl527=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gas tank renew link, oops:

On Nov 16, 2020, at 12:13 PM, K2016 <keithddl527@...> wrote:


The so called Secret gas tank sealer sauce is and always was :


Typical radiator shops clean your old tank, solder in a drain valve to allow access sealer to drain out of the tank so you don’t have a soggy undried mud puddle stuck in your tank, it’s included as part of the fee.

Then there’s the cut holes in your tank and sandblast the inside, plug the holes steel plugs, then the epoxy inside and outside the tank - it works great, but tanks having plugs drilled in them is perhaps not show quality results - again, if new tanks are available, you have options.


Secret sauce indeed .... 




On Nov 16, 2020, at 11:49 AM, sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


I did call the place in San Carlos. They quoted me the same price for boil and seal.
Unfortunately, new Stag tanks cost double so will plan on having having it done.

Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Keith Murphy
 

Gas tank renew link, oops:

On Nov 16, 2020, at 12:13 PM, K2016 <keithddl527@...> wrote:


The so called Secret gas tank sealer sauce is and always was :


Typical radiator shops clean your old tank, solder in a drain valve to allow access sealer to drain out of the tank so you don’t have a soggy undried mud puddle stuck in your tank, it’s included as part of the fee.

Then there’s the cut holes in your tank and sandblast the inside, plug the holes steel plugs, then the epoxy inside and outside the tank - it works great, but tanks having plugs drilled in them is perhaps not show quality results - again, if new tanks are available, you have options.


Secret sauce indeed .... 




On Nov 16, 2020, at 11:49 AM, sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy@...> wrote:


I did call the place in San Carlos. They quoted me the same price for boil and seal.
Unfortunately, new Stag tanks cost double so will plan on having having it done.

Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Keith Murphy
 

The so called Secret gas tank sealer sauce is and always was :


Typical radiator shops clean your old tank, solder in a drain valve to allow access sealer to drain out of the tank so you don’t have a soggy undried mud puddle stuck in your tank, it’s included as part of the fee.

Then there’s the cut holes in your tank and sandblast the inside, plug the holes steel plugs, then the epoxy inside and outside the tank - it works great, but tanks having plugs drilled in them is perhaps not show quality results - again, if new tanks are available, you have options.


Secret sauce indeed .... 




On Nov 16, 2020, at 11:49 AM, sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy@...> wrote:


I did call the place in San Carlos. They quoted me the same price for boil and seal.
Unfortunately, new Stag tanks cost double so will plan on having having it done.

Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

sujit roy
 

I did call the place in San Carlos. They quoted me the same price for boil and seal.
Unfortunately, new Stag tanks cost double so will plan on having having it done.

Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Red Fred
 

This is the same place I spoke of.

RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 10:22 AM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
check with Howard Avenue Radiator and ....  650-595-3540...  They probably still clean tanks, but don't know if they'll seal them.

BTW, I may have some books and magazines dealing with Stags.  would you be interested?  I can pull them and look at titles and such.
David

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 10:04 AM sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have a Triumph Stag and the very old fuel was drained but has caused sticking and bent valves so I need to have both heads off. (OUCH) I also need to have the tank cleaned.
What is a typical cost of have tank cleaned?
It seems the old fuel is very sticky.
Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

David Russel
 

check with Howard Avenue Radiator and ....  650-595-3540...  They probably still clean tanks, but don't know if they'll seal them.

BTW, I may have some books and magazines dealing with Stags.  would you be interested?  I can pull them and look at titles and such.
David


On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 10:04 AM sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have a Triumph Stag and the very old fuel was drained but has caused sticking and bent valves so I need to have both heads off. (OUCH) I also need to have the tank cleaned.
What is a typical cost of have tank cleaned?
It seems the old fuel is very sticky.
Sujit


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Matthew Spielberg
 

Sugit, as I recall I had a small fuel tank cleaned and sealed at a radiator shop in Hayward area for about $125. But not real sure that I would recommend them. Long ish story. I guess that they could not get the drain plug out without damage, so they cut it out, welded in a new plate, bung and drain plug, without authorization. But no additional charge.

On 11/16/2020 10:04 AM, sujit roy via groups.io wrote:
I have a Triumph Stag and the very old fuel was drained but has caused sticking and bent valves so I need to have both heads off. (OUCH) I also need to have the tank cleaned.
What is a typical cost of have tank cleaned?
It seems the old fuel is very sticky.
Sujit
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Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Red Fred
 

I just got a quote from Howard St. Radiator in San Carlos for my Fiat 124 tank; $150 to "slosh" it out, or $350 to really clean it, and seal it, in case it had rust inside.

I have used them in the past, especially for their top secret sealing compound.  However, the fella that made the sealer passed away a few years ago, taking his secret recipe with him.   So I don't know what the coating is these days, and now they seem very expensive.   I opted to purchase a new, repro tank for $150, as my original is pretty crusty inside.   The new tank does NOT have baffles like the original, but it came in 3 days!

HTH, RF.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 10:04 AM sujit roy via groups.io <sujitroy=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have a Triumph Stag and the very old fuel was drained but has caused sticking and bent valves so I need to have both heads off. (OUCH) I also need to have the tank cleaned.
What is a typical cost of have tank cleaned?
It seems the old fuel is very sticky.
Sujit


Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

sujit roy
 

I have a Triumph Stag and the very old fuel was drained but has caused sticking and bent valves so I need to have both heads off. (OUCH) I also need to have the tank cleaned.
What is a typical cost of have tank cleaned?
It seems the old fuel is very sticky.
Sujit


Re: Jag project on BaT

Red Fred
 

Yes, it's very cool!  I have a buddy on it, and the super cool Nash Healy LeMans Coupe.   I am after an XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe project, or ?  If anyone knows of any?

Thanks, RF.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 1:36 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
A potentially interesting project with a good starting point compared to most, and lots of spare parts.


No room in my garage

David


Jag project on BaT

David Russel
 

A potentially interesting project with a good starting point compared to most, and lots of spare parts.


No room in my garage

David

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