Crazy thing

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TrollFromDownBelow
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Re: Crazy thing

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:22 pm

Had a '71 bus in college with a dual port. The fuel shut off valve (i believe that's what it was called....it's been 30 years. screwed into the manifold between the carb and the engine.) vibrated loose creating a hellacious vacuum leak. Found a twig of the appropriate diameter, and twisted it into the hole ....talk about a hippie fix. drove it around like that for a few weeks before I found the fuel shut off valve sitting on the engine, and fixed it appropriately.
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Emily's Owner
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Re: Crazy thing

Post by Emily's Owner » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:02 pm

I have no crazy stories - fixed my throttle cable back together with a hairpin. Forgot about it until my mechanic mentioned it. :drunken:
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JLT
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Re: Crazy thing

Post by JLT » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:57 pm

Emily's Owner wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:02 pm
I have no crazy stories - fixed my throttle cable back together with a hairpin. Forgot about it until my mechanic mentioned it. :drunken:
Well done! I've had my share of "temporary" fixes that have lasted longer than some of my "permanent" fixes. I'm almost scared sometimes to actually fix something good and proper, it that temporary repair is doing a good job and shows no signs of failing.

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Re: Crazy thing

Post by asiab3 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:53 pm

A friend's Pertronix went out on the way to a car show… I had Kettering supplies, and breath mints, but no support bracket.

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Nobody was late to the car show!
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Re: Crazy thing

Post by SlowLane » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:09 am

asiab3 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:53 pm
A friend's Pertronix went out on the way to a car show… I had Kettering supplies, and breath mints, but no support bracket.

Nobody was late to the car show!
Robbie
Nice job Robbie.

After seeing that it occured to me that car shows (well, VW car shows anyways) ought to have a "Best Road-side MacGyver Repair" category.
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