----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Charles Pankratz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "William J. Lawyer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Bricklin] Compressor system
> I have installed a kill switch in the hatch compartment of my vehicle.
> This will completely kill all power to everything. Bricklins are famous
> for electrical leaks and this will not only insure against them, but also
> from anyone wishing to steal the vehicle.
> If your car sits for a long time and the tank runs down following are some
> remedies: 1. Correct the air leak. 2. switch on the air pump (after
> turning on the kill switch) with the switch on the pump and fill up the
> tank and open the doors.
> Dr. Charles Pankratz
> vin # 1683
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William J. Lawyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Bricklin Forum" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 11:46 PM
> Subject: [Bricklin] Compressor system
>>I have Bricklin 1643. Recently I found the battery was dead in the car.
>>Further investigation revealed the battery was fine, but was being drained
>>by the compressor running when the car was shut off. (Yes, I have
>>compressor cut-out switch over the front bumper, but I hadn't flipped it
>>to OFF). It appears the system loses about 4 pounds of pressure in two
>>hours. Here are my questions:
>> 1) According to Bob Hoffman, the switch is supposed to activate the
>> compressor at around 130 pounds, and turn it off at around 145 pounds.
>> However the sensor on my machine is marked 100 - 130 pounds. When the
>> tank is pressurized the doors work normally. I'd be interested to know
>> what other Bricks use for the "on" and "off" pressures for the
>> 2) My local tech has checked for leaks and found none. But he and I
>> would both like to have a diagram of the air circuit for the door system.
>> We are particularly interested in knowing where the check valve is that
>> prevents the pressurized tank from leaking back into the compressor.
>> Any comments or assistance would be most welcome!
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