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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    well yall. I am having a good day.. This is a miracle.. appearantly I was tightening with the wrench on the compression nut that holds the compression cone onto the adapter.. the threads between the brass adapters were what I stripped NOT THE BLOCK :D :D :D :D .. So that will be the hole I use for my oil gauge.. Now I need to know where to find an adapter, compression nut, and compression cone (the old one is jammed in the compression nut) for my nylon line..

    long story short.. I need to find new fittings. reset my timing. and I will be back on my way. :p: :rolleyes:

    Thanks for all the support yall have given me :bow:
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    napa or carquest might just have or big truck shops.
     
  3. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Got to a semi dealer. Freightliner, for example. We have crap loads of those.
     
  4. steve_kibbe

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    I'll look, I might have one for ya. I'll let ya know if I find it. :D
     
  5. 78Suburban

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    that would be awsome if you had one steve. I would mail you some money or an mud bog video I made the other day. :bow: :wink1:
     
  6. 78Suburban

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    here are the actual threads that stripped out.. You can see them laying by the fitting

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  7. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Home depot has the fitting you need :)
     
  8. 79k20350

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    any good hardware store should have em' i know the one i worked at did, but that was a real hardware store, not a home depot/lowes crap store. they prolly carry it but good luck finding it. a true value/ ace should have it
     
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    Glad it turned out good for you. :waytogo:
     
  10. josh86k10

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    Advanced Auto parts has a tube/ fitting kit for a couple of bucks in the section with the Sunpro oil pressure guages. I would assume all auto parts stores have a similar kit. I've bought a couple of 'em over the years.
     
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    The Lowe's I work at has compression fittings; I just helped a fine young lady out with some last night. Your local Lowe's should have 'em, too.

    ***OK, that sounds WAY too much like an advertisement... get 'em wherever you want! :D ***
     
  12. steve_kibbe

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    sorry, I cna't find it, I know I have one, just can't find it. Sorry :doah:
     
  13. 78Suburban

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    tis no worry... for 10 bucks I found the solution, and I imagine that its better than nylon line anyway..

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  14. 78Suburban

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    well, I got the copper line installed and all is well, maybe a little undertightened, but I sure ain't gonna strip it again.
    next time there is daylight I will tackle the learning experience of setting my timing (and I don't even have a timing light) ;)
     
  15. Mammoth2

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    almost had a nightmare there...... :doah:
     

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