Plumbing memories!!!

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Old 07-26-15, 06:16 PM
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Plumbing memories!!!

Found this in an old timers home..

Ahh all we used in the 80's..

Funny thing is the wax is not brown and is like new... Amazing.. I should of taken a picture of the wax...

Brought back many memories to me..

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Old 07-26-15, 07:49 PM
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Are you okay? I can understand the post with old cars but I don't know about old plumbing parts. The good old days weren't that good.

http://shop.accel-ignition.com/media...5/8/1/8101.jpg

How about that ^^ for memories?
 
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Old 07-26-15, 08:22 PM
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What are those things.... ..... they look like points.
 
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Old 07-26-15, 08:30 PM
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Mike, remember the tool for resurfacing seats? Still prefer seats and washers to cartridges. Cartridges seem to be the "razor blades" of the faucet industry. Sell the faucet cheap and make your money on cartridges.
 
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PJmax, that's correct. They are GM V8 points & a condenser.
 
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Old 07-26-15, 09:57 PM
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Mike, remember the tool for resurfacing seats?
Yeah... emery cloth..

Still do it today...

they look like points.
Im actually looking at an 1980 sportster all original with points.. An old shovel.. Can wait to buy it so I can tinker..
 
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Old 07-26-15, 10:09 PM
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Owned a few old Chevys with points but the first thing I did was go to the junk yard and get the distributor off a newer engine with electronic ignition. Loved the way Chevy parts were so interchangeable,
 
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OK...I'm confused. Is this old plumbing memories or are we back to cars? Mike's on a real nostalgia kick.

For what it's worth, I put a Mallory(?) MSD kit in the stock distributor of my '67 GTO when I rebuilt the engine.

We were so stupid then. The clean '67 GTO I bought for $1200 in '74 would be worth ...what? $50K or so today?

On the plumbing side...I remember having to shimmy on my back about 40ft to connect some water lines for my Dad to the new bathroom layout. Older house, crawl was about 18" max and he couldn't do it. (of course, that's when I weighed 150lbs and all my joints worked right.) First he had to show me how to cut pipes and then how to solder. Flux? Flux? We don't need no stinking flux! Clean the pipe and use acid core solder...good to go.
 
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I know that the new electronic ignitions will go further than the old points set up but I understand points never had an issue replacing them [or getting extra miles out of them] but I've been stumped more than once with electronic ignitions

Can't add to the plumbing side of the thread other than it's probably my least favorite job. Seems like repairs always involve tight dirty wet spaces
 
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Mike's on a real nostalgia kick.
I don't like nostalgia. I don't like it now & I didn't like it then.
 
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