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ring of plastic and a heat gun :)

Although that is kinda permament.

content22207 wrote:

>To put the ending first: I am soliciting suggestions for securing a
>plate to my former fuel pump opening. I envision a large circular disc
>with a 1/4" tube stuck straight down into my Hervey baffle (filter
>screen attached). I just need to hold it in place, and keep crap out
>of my tank. Cutting the lip off an old baffle might be easiest...
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>The story: While road testing my clutch installation, engine suddenly
>developed what could charitably be described as an "oil leak". Belts
>were slinging it absolutely everywhere. Entire engine compartment was
>coated. Dripped from the timing chain cover like the DeLorean Valdez
>(didn't leave oil spots on the pavement -- left amazingly large
>puddles). My brand new dual exhaust is black from barbequed oil. Has
>even been slung out the louver vents all over the exterior (bet I'm
>made friends at the stop light left & right).
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>Checked timing cover bolts -- all were tight. Reseated the lower 8 in
>silicone with oversize washers to no effect.
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>Replaced front oil seal (one advantage of not having a muffler across
>the back of your car) to no effect.
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>Flooded the "valley of death" as an experiment. Sure enough, water ran
>into crank case and foamed my oil.
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>My current block has a hole in it a'la Dave Swingle (who theorizes
>this will become an ever increasing problem among PRV's that have
>spent majority of their life sitting outdoors).
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>Since I have a brand spanking new PRV sitting in one corner of the
>diesel shop, obvious solution is an engine swap on the eve of Pigeon
>Forge...
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>Is carbureted A series, so I need 4-6 PSI fuel pressure. Wanted to go
>mechanical, but I can't find a pump to fit my block (has a circular
>opening to the camshaft, not oblong). Volvo used dual electric pumps
>even in the early 1970's, not mechanical. A regulator for my current
>CI pump would cost more than a rail mounted low PSI model. So too
>would a low PSI pump in the existing boot. I'm looking at generic
>industrial pumps, mounted to flat surface, $50 or so.
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>As stated, a tube will run straight down into the tank, attached to a
>new low pressure line to the rear of the car. Will probably put the
>pump back there simply because there's more mounting options.
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>Any suggestions to secure my plate to the tank?
>
>Bill Robertson
>#5939
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