Click here to return to the home page.
Image of a road.
Who's Online
13 registered (Clipper, nippymog, Heinz, Jeremy Edwards, Soleng, Carrotious, Chester.G, Rog G, Ian Wegg, Neptune, Chunky4/4Racer, aerotaff, tmg513), 125 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest Photos
Plus 4 in autumnal evening sun
Cuthbert's BMW Trike
Pic to go with thread on GDI oil breather
Morgans on parade in the the NZ summer
QE 2....not quite!!!
Newest Topics
Merry Christmas
by Jack The Lad
Today at 12:14 PM
Highway price for the M3W in France
by GLLOQ
Today at 12:10 PM
Wartranties
by DavidC
Today at 12:07 PM
More +4 wheel musings
by Carrotious
Today at 10:36 AM
Skid Pan/Low Friction Driving Courses
by MOG 615
Today at 10:00 AM
Customer Services!
by DaveW
Today at 09:28 AM
1950s films
by Rob Thornton
Today at 08:56 AM
Newest Members
gary sartor, Bonesie, Ben, jejemel, jk-sky
6307 Registered Users
Shout Box

Forum Stats
6,307 Registered Members
33 Forums
33,767 Topics
538,234 Posts

Most users ever online: 341 @ 11/02/18 10:30 PM
Today's Birthdays
Jim Mountain, MorganJedi, smo590
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Banana_Box.jpg
Banana Box Revealed...
Banana Box
Image Details
Poster RedThree Offline
Posted 15/07/18 10:10 PM
Description
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...
Dimensions 949x1100
Size 625.79 KB
UBBCode
Thumbnail
Medium
Full

Comments
#522539 - 15/07/18 10:25 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
DaveW Offline
Roadster Guru
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 16568
Loc: South Yorkshire
Thats nice.
_________________________
DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) Plus 4

Top
#522542 - 15/07/18 10:33 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
Peter J Offline
Formerly known as Aldermog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 10651
Loc: Salisbury, UK
When does Yellow 3 appear???
_________________________
Peter,
Tarka the 'Otter Mog
2014 Plus 8



Top
#522545 - 15/07/18 10:41 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
DaveW Offline
Roadster Guru
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 16568
Loc: South Yorkshire
It's parked in there now.
_________________________
DaveW
2005 Corsa Red Roadster S1
2016 Saffron Yellow (Narrow) Plus 4

Top
#522548 - 15/07/18 11:35 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
James B W Offline

Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 31/07/14
Posts: 1119
Loc: Newcastle Upon Tyne
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

James
_________________________
Aero8 , Series 1 - Boston Green
Range Rover Evoque
Smart Brabus Convertible

Top
#522558 - 16/07/18 06:43 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
ewn Offline

Talk Morgan Regular

Registered: 10/04/16
Posts: 933
Loc: NE Scotland
It looks like a bomb from a seventies movie!

Top
#522564 - 16/07/18 07:27 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
Salty Sea Dog
Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 21259
Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
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
_________________________
Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'07 MINI Cooper

Top
#522581 - 16/07/18 10:50 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: James B W]
RedThree Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 23/10/12
Posts: 2020
Loc: Furry Boots City
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.
_________________________
Calum
M3W Photos

Top
#522583 - 16/07/18 10:57 AM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
+8Rich Offline

Member of the Inner Circle

Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 18217
Loc: Devon UK
That is a really nice looking bit of kit - well spotted.
_________________________
Richard
1999 Indigo +8






Top
#522614 - 16/07/18 02:11 PM Re: Banana Box Revealed... [Re: RedThree]
Michael P Offline

L - Learner Plates On

Registered: 02/09/12
Posts: 186
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Originally Posted By RedThree
I prefer a custom mix of 79% nitrogen and the rest mainly oxygen.

rofl
_________________________
Michael
2018 Plus 4 Sport

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Aeroman, Boshly