#### ultraclassic

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thx,

AF

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thx,

AF

Just a few more things, make sure the plug wires are all the way on and that the spark plug tops are screwed on tight. A new set of plugs wouldn't hurt either.

Also with popping out the tail, the exhaust gaskets may need some attention or the pipe flanges could be loose too.

Just learning a little, day by day, year by year, still smiling

Just learning a little, day by day, year by year, still smiling

Some food for thought...

Assume a gas hose is 3/4” diameter hose by 10’. That makes a gas hose a really long and skinny cylinder. We want to know the volume of that cylinder. It’s easier to do the math if you have like units, so, in inches that’s 0.75” x 120”.

We know that cylinder volume = pi * radius squared * height. Or, if you like using the diameter, 1/4 * pi * diameter squared * height.

I used the radius formula. Of course we know radius is 1/2 the diameter so 0.75” / 2 = 0.375”.

Up with me so far?:cheers

So, 3.14 * 0.375 * 120 = 141.3 cubic inches.

Now, 1 cubic inch = 0.554112552 US fluid ounces.

So, 141.3 cubic inches * 0.554112552 ounces per cubic inch = 78.2961036 ounces in that 3/4" x 10’ hose. Let’s round that off to 78.3 ounces.

We know that there are 128 ounces per gallon, and 32 ounces per quart. Assuming the hose was completely full, at most, you are looking at 78.3 ounces of unknown octane rated gas.

That is because 78.3 / 128 = .62 (rounded). 62% of one gallon or 128 ounces is 79.36 ounces or just over half a gallon. In context of drinks, that’s 2 quarts or Gatorade and a 16 ounce bottle of soda leaving the last swallow in the bottle.

But this assumes there is a maximum volume of gas in the hose.

In actuality, the gas valves incorporate a vacuum relief valve and there is likely no gas in the hose except for residual wetness which is of little to no consequence.

There ya have it!

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Yea but which hole did the rabbit go in? :shock

There you go and oil in the right!!

You must have owned an Indian at one time or another :s

You must have owned an Indian at one time or another :s

Great thanks!