Tom and Ray sometimes joke that the “solution” to the caller’s problem is to strap a 50 gallon drum on top of the roof. Like if the caller is loosing brake fluid, power steering fluid, oil, etc., then the 50 gallon drum can “conveniently” be used for replenishment as needed.
I expect that someone here has actually done this. Not with a 50 gallon drum. that’s preposterous, and that’s why it is funny.
But I’m talking about when faced with a problem, a temporary solution was devised involving a container of fluid. I did it myself one time. As a teenager a group of 10 of us each chipped in $5 to buy an old decrepit car for $50. Then we proceeded to remove the body, and turn it into a dune-buggy. The problem is we had to remove the gas tank. So to test the car out, after the body had been removed, to see if it still ran, we rigged a sort of thing like you see used to feed hospital patients through a tube. We used one gallon Clorox bottle filled w/gasoline, hanging from a coat wire tied to a 2x4, which was in turn tied to the passenger seat to form a mast, and allowed the gasoline to gravity feed into the carb through a plastic tube. I’m not saying this is a good idea mind you, just what we did! … lol …
Anyway, it worked, the engine even purred with this jury-rigging.
So has anyone else done something like this? What if your fuel pump stopped working out in the desert, a carb’d vehicle, and you didn’t have a clorox bottle? What would you do then? And what if the vehicle was fuel injected, using an electric fuel pump, and the pump broke? Do you think you could rig up something to sub for the electric fuel pump that would supply pressurized gasoline to the fuel rail?