Pick-up tube sealer

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Pick-up tube sealer

Post by BOOT » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:06 am

I know most braze/weld the pick-up to a pump but what would be a good removable sealer? Bolt on styl pick-up. Nonbypass adapter and filter. Green threadlocker?
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Re: Pick-up tube sealer

Post by Geoff2 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:50 am

I drill & tap a hole for a bolt where the p/up tube fits inside the pump. I cut the bolt off so that it is flush with the inside of the p/up tube & does intrude into the flow path; bolt is then Loctited.
Another method is to weld/braze a steel strap onto the p/up tube & secure it under one of the pump cover screws. I know people weld the p/up direct the pump but you never know when cast iron will crack...

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Re: Pick-up tube sealer

Post by modok » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:09 am

loctite 640
standard procedure IMO
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Re: Pick-up tube sealer

Post by mag2555 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 am

Green locker on the threads and good old automotive Black silicone gasket maker for the sealer ( but just a film of it ) , but I would still prefer to take 10 minutes and make a gasket !

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Re: Pick-up tube sealer

Post by BOOT » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Sorry I wasn't clear, by bolt on pick-up I meant the type with a bracket that bolts on to the pump housing bolts not the flanged around the pick-up tube, those type have a gasket. When I added "bolt on" I was just trying to say not a oem style press fit that can move.

So press fit tube sealer, I'll assume mag2555 is talking about the flange bolt on pick-up
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Re: Pick-up tube sealer

Post by tresi » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:54 pm

I just put a couple of good tacks on it. If for some reason I would ever need it off it's a 1 minute job with a zip wheel. It may be wrong as can be but it's served me well.

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