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Making Progress ?

Postby Gary Puckett » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:46 pm

Thanks for all the great help since September when I got the 59 Cub. I am not "restoring" now, just cleaning up, getting the correct parts, making everything work, trying to be correct. I had a setback today: twisted the sediment valve off in the tank. I am thinking about drilling it out one step at a time: no sparks. Any other solutions? The wiring harness looks original: all colors match the schematic in a cloth sheath with all correct fasteners. Here is the strange part. There is a heavy wire in the harness that runs from the dash to the right headlight in the sheath taped up on both ends. Could that be original? I did read that in the manual that some did have a spare wire going to the rear light taped up for an optional work light. Thanks

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Re: Making Progress ?

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:00 pm

I believe the tank threads are 3/8 npt so you might want to remove the last bit of metal with a 3/8 pipe tap. A couple of ideas: If you can thread the hole with a left hand thread tap, you might tighten a left hand thread bolt into the remains of the valve and screw it out. Also, if you have the patience to fit a piece of square keystock into the hole you might be able to back the remains out. The metal is rather soft so a small 3 corner file should cut it pretty well. :hattip:

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Re: Making Progress ?

Postby MiCarl » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:47 pm

I'd avoid drilling. Aside from the risk of a spark you don't want to chance damaging the treads on the tank. Have you tried an easy out?

I believe the valve body is pot metal. If so, phosphoric acid will eat it away fairly quickly. You'll need to find a way to keep the acid in - perhaps a piece of hose over the nipple on the tank with a plug in the end. Put a gallon of undiluted phosphoric acid in the tank (Home Depot has it in the paint department) and go to bed. Your problem may well be gone by breakfast.
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Re: Making Progress ?

Postby tst » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 am

the wire you are asking about is most times green from the factory, it was for the horn option

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Re: Making Progress ?

Postby Gary Puckett » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:04 pm

The wire is green. I would have never figured that out. I hard to believe the wires would have lasted since 59. They still look pretty good.

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Re: Making Progress ?

Postby Willy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:55 pm

Pipe nipple easy outs are available. I saw a set at Harbor Freight this afternoon.
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