Well, redoing my 044 pump set up again.
Ordered in one of the Holley HydraMats. Went with a 15" by 8" cross units.
Since they come with good old 'merican pipe threads, couldn't directly attach to the bottom of the pump,
so more fittings, and now hoses.
Cutting the old pressure out line off, and going with a -6 bulk head fitting.
Not all of the fittings are here yet, but I will post more pictures when they do show up.
On another note, any circuit type events now require a Hans device. Fuck they are expensive... Sad
Found an old used on eBay for $150, so grabbed it... Happy
Then Rue ruined my day by asking what the certification date was... Sad
Asked the seller, he said it didn't have one, so I asked to cancel the sale... really Sad
Next day I called Hans/Simpson, how just happen to be just 15 miles from me, to ask if they could recertify an old Hans.
They said no problem, just $25 plus cost of new straps... Happy again!
Took it to them yesterday, walked in, saying I had a Hans that needed recertification.
Gal said no, that wasn't even their product... Sad, and a little pissed.
We argued for about 5 minutes about how there was a picture of this unit on the Pegasus web site on the history of Hans.
I'm getting more sad, and more pissed.
She gave in, took the unit to the offices, and came back without it.
I'm already thinking of how to word the description for an eBay listing, so I can recoup some of my $$.
15 minutes later, Tina from the offices comes back with my $150 special, and explains to me why it can't be recertified.
I'm thinking more about dumping it on eBay as a relic, or collectable, or vintage Hans unit (and how cute Tina is).
The reason is that it's a first production unit, and there were no certifications on them back then.
So I say something to the effect of it being a wall decoration, and she says.....
"Would you like to trade for a new one?"
About the only thing that could have been better is if she asked me if I wanted to go get naked in a motel room !
But a trade for a new one would do just fine, thank you very much !
Turns out they wanted it for display, and they had only seen one other of the first production units.
I drove home happy, and with a hard-on.......
Any one have a really old Simpson helmet, so I can go talk to Tina again ?