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    Quote Originally Posted by ODFever View Post
    The cost of the kit is $47.50 + $8.50 shipping. I'm so thankful that they still make fuel pump rebuild kits for the Mite.
    That's kind of like Mercedes-Benz, and I don't own one, but if you have a Benz (no matter how old it is), and it needs a part?

    M-B will make it for you. I'm sure that's not cheap, but it's the principle: they will back you up. I like that spirit.

    Maybe they have former M-B people on staff in "Mite" land.
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    Doc rebuilt and installed the fuel pump.



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    Jeannie's regulator. EUWWW! Must have been submerged at one time. Just a guess, but this may have been the reason the batteries weren't charging....


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    The gas pedal works a little smoother after pushing the oil pipe out of the way of the throttle rod.

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    The spare regulator is tested and painted. The batteries are charging!!!

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    From Doc: I decided to work on something that had nothing to do with the motor so I made up a mirror mount from the Skycraft stash. I squeezed my eyes real tight like Forrest Gump and came up with this. Real close to a M series rear view. From thought to fabrication to painting and installing in an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODFever View Post
    Doc rebuilt and installed the fuel pump.

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    That is nice. It looks brand spanking new.
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    A while back, I pulled the fuel pump off and shipped it to Then and Now Auto. They did an absolutely stellar job of rebuilding the pump. They cleaned off all of the crusty paint and installed new screws. I'm sure it was easy for Doc to install the new components. No rusted screws to fight.
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    From Doc:

    I went from lawn mower gas tank to Mite tank and found that the line was plugged. I cleared the line and then found that there was air bubbles in the fuel filter. Air was being dragged into the gas. No leaks anywhere so must be above the gas tank. Put some low pressure air in the line and listened for hiss. Found the leak on a steel line near the tank.

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    Old line removed. New line fabricated. No blood or four letter words believe it or not. New line installed. Took some time but went smoothly. Fuel coming from tank and no air bubbles or leaks.

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    1967 M416 Trailer
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    ...and an incurable case of OD Fever

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