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Banana Box Revealed...
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Posted 15/07/18 10:10 PM
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DaveW spotted the secret banana box in the other thread about the garage but as it was an unfinished project it couldn't possibly be revealed until it was finished today.
It's a Hattersley and Davidson desiccator footpump which I got as a "not really working" eBay purchase which looked suspiciously unused with just some storage marks on the paintwork. Of course it didn't work worth a damn once it arrived but this afternoon I got the last bits sorted out and it is now working as it should. I suspect that it was probably faulty from new and hence was unused due to a dodgy swivelling hose barb so once that was replaced along with a sticking schraeder valve, bunged some Neatsfoot oil in the pump, fitted new hoses and cut a couple of new gaskets for the desiccator cylinder it all just works.
And it's yellow to match the floor.
If I had any tyres I could now pump them up with dry air. There may be good reasons for pumping up tyres with dry air, I might even find out what they are!


Most of the silica gel is the old carcinogenic cobalt blue when dry indicator type which I've topped up with the modern orange when dry type that only may be carcinogenic.


Now holding pressure.


Just need a tyre on a wheel...
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#522539 - 15/07/18 10:25 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
DaveW Offline
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Thats nice.
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#522542 - 15/07/18 10:33 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
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When does Yellow 3 appear???
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#522545 - 15/07/18 10:41 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
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It's parked in there now.
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#522548 - 15/07/18 11:35 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
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what a fabulous piece of kit ; never seen one before notworthy

I think you should show it to 'Kwik Fit' management so they can offer it alongside their nitrogen fill service..... oops

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#522558 - 16/07/18 06:43 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
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It looks like a bomb from a seventies movie!

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#522564 - 16/07/18 07:27 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
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I have two tyres that need pumping up.
I suspect one won't hold any air now though, not after I moved the 4/4 yesterday with one flat. frown
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#522581 - 16/07/18 10:50 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: James B W]
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Originally Posted By James B W

I think you should show it to 'Kwik Fit' management so they can offer it alongside their nitrogen fill service..... oops

James

The nitrogen fill scam...99%+ snake oil for tyres. There is a slight possibility that getting dry gas into your tyres is genuinely worthwhile particularly for race cars and has advantages over the usual overly humid air that we all use. I prefer a custom mix of 79% nitrogen and the rest mainly oxygen.
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#522583 - 16/07/18 10:57 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
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That is a really nice looking bit of kit - well spotted.
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#522614 - 16/07/18 02:11 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
Michael P Offline

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Originally Posted By RedThree
I prefer a custom mix of 79% nitrogen and the rest mainly oxygen.

rofl
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