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Re: Electrical connectors?

Matthew Spielberg
 

As to the 8x1.25 bolts with 12 MM heads... There are lots of spots, like u-joints, where there is no room for a 13 mm head.

On 11/17/2020 1:01 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
On Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 600miles wrote:
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@sbcglobal.net Lori is one of the 2 owners.
If that's the same company as 45 years ago, . . .
They were the first one to supply us with the right fasteners.
Flange/washer head screws and bolts: (others said, "just use a washer, nobody cares whether replacement bolts look the same")

12mm heads for 8x1.25: (VW, etc. used 13mm heads;  others said, "you have both wrenches, why would it matter?  Or just replace all of them to convert the Japanese car over to what everybody else (VW) is using.")

metric nutserts: (others said, "what's wrong with switching the 6mm to 1/4-20?")

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Grumpy Ol' Fred             cisin@xenosoft.com



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21855 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 886-5751
(209) 586-0250


Re: Electrical connectors?

justin.pirie
 

+1 on Global Metrics for fasteners, did not know they did connectors!

Re connectors, there's a lot of personal preference in selecting them. I have crimpers and connector sets for Weatherpack, Metripack and AMP. Weatherpack is decent but is limited to 10A IIRC. Metripack 280 is 20A IIRC. Both of those are bulky IMO but fine for automotive and a lot of modern stuff uses it anyway.

The nice crimpers will do the whole crimp at once vs the cheap ones, but at 10x the price. My current favorite crimpers are the Pressmaster interchangeable series.

IWISS are my favorites for cheap crimpers- Metri and Weatherpack for $15.99

Make sure you buy the relevant de-pinning tools.

My next foray is into Deutsch, as they have good current carrying capacity for the physical size and the crimping tools are reasonably priced.

There are tons of cheap Chinese knockoff connectors on Amazon for all the connector types. I've had decent success with them but they're definitely not OEM quality! YMMV


Re: Electrical connectors?

Fred Cisin
 

On Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 600miles wrote:
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@sbcglobal.net Lori is one of the 2 owners.
If that's the same company as 45 years ago, . . .
They were the first one to supply us with the right fasteners.
Flange/washer head screws and bolts: (others said, "just use a washer, nobody cares whether replacement bolts look the same")

12mm heads for 8x1.25: (VW, etc. used 13mm heads; others said, "you have both wrenches, why would it matter? Or just replace all of them to convert the Japanese car over to what everybody else (VW) is using.")

metric nutserts: (others said, "what's wrong with switching the 6mm to 1/4-20?")

--
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin@xenosoft.com


Re: Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

Ken Nelson
 

I had a friend's '52 Mercedes 220A cabrio tank cleaned & patched by a rad shop somewhere near SJ 3 yrs ago - they had to patch about 3 holes by brazing, and price I think was around $250.   That tank was a mess but came out ok. Think it was a Gastankrenu francise also - seem to remember they used Redkote

Ken

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 11:48 AM Bryan Pridmore <cos5speed@...> wrote:
I had three tanks done by ABC in Stockton. I don’t recall them being more than $250 a piece.


On Nov 17, 2020, at 8:10 AM, Bill Wilkman via groups.io <wilkmanracing=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


I've used a franchise business called Gas Tank Renu. They cut the tank apart, sandblast the interior, coat it, then weld it up;  I think it cost around $350 and is guaranteed for life.  ABC Radiator is the California franchisee. Here's their contact information:

ABC Radiator
601 S. Wilson Way
Stockton, California 95205
(209) 463-7401
Ed Fortune
Cindy Fortune

I've had two tanks treated and am very satisfied.

Bill Wilkman
Riverside, CA.




-----Original Message-----
From: Red Fred <redfred47@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

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

Bryan Pridmore
 

I had three tanks done by ABC in Stockton. I don’t recall them being more than $250 a piece.


On Nov 17, 2020, at 8:10 AM, Bill Wilkman via groups.io <wilkmanracing@...> wrote:


I've used a franchise business called Gas Tank Renu. They cut the tank apart, sandblast the interior, coat it, then weld it up;  I think it cost around $350 and is guaranteed for life.  ABC Radiator is the California franchisee. Here's their contact information:

ABC Radiator
601 S. Wilson Way
Stockton, California 95205
(209) 463-7401
Ed Fortune
Cindy Fortune

I've had two tanks treated and am very satisfied.

Bill Wilkman
Riverside, CA.




-----Original Message-----
From: Red Fred <redfred47@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

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

Bill Wilkman
 

I've used a franchise business called Gas Tank Renu. They cut the tank apart, sandblast the interior, coat it, then weld it up;  I think it cost around $350 and is guaranteed for life.  ABC Radiator is the California franchisee. Here's their contact information:

ABC Radiator
601 S. Wilson Way
Stockton, California 95205
(209) 463-7401
Ed Fortune
Cindy Fortune

I've had two tanks treated and am very satisfied.

Bill Wilkman
Riverside, CA.




-----Original Message-----
From: Red Fred <redfred47@...>
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Sent: Mon, Nov 16, 2020 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Fuel tank cleaning service needed in Cupertino area

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

600miles
 

Por 15 cleaning solution ($30/gallon) is a rip off and is same product as Oil Eater ($5/gallon). I had a Honda 600 Sedan tank boiled and sealed at Polar for $100. But they are out of business. On my Powell i took the tank to a local radiator shop here in town (Medford), they wanted $300. I can buy a new steel original style tank for $150, but still too much for me. I used the Oil Eater and a pressure washer and cleaned it myself. I did not seal it as it was not rusty nor leaky. 

Miles 


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@gmail.com>citbuff@gmail.com> 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@gmail.com>redfred47@gmail.com> 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@aol.com>keithddl527@aol.com> 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

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