Well I think I will be removing it carefully after having figured out how to glue back just in case.
Well it is indeed that "Chemopure " is word that makes it... show it's age (in a good way)
I do fear regrets just a little bit. The little historian in me feels bad to deface an "historical artifact" in such a way but the slightly larger engineer in me feels that if it's an object with a practical purpose then it's meant to used in a practical way and if the defacing can be done in respectful way it's not toooooooo bad.
Have a good one!
Yeah, I know what you mean. There are similar conundrums in the old car racket,... such as should you replace the original 6-volt system with a modern 12-volt system? A couple of the chief benefits of switching are brighter lights for greater visibility and easier starts.
The purists say if you go through the entire system and clean the corrosion build-up off of all of the contacts and points; the old 6-volt systems can be just as good and you retain the cars originality. Meanwhile, the modernists say, if I have to go through the entire system and scrub points and connections, I might as well replace the component and upgrade it to 12v and have new, reliable and more accurate guages, lights, fuses, etc.
You can see the conundrum.
I've seen more riots break out at car clubs over the 6/12 debate than LA saw when the Rodney King verdict was released.
Fortunately, I always had the advantage of being a peacemaker/referee or confused spectator in these brawls rather than an actual combatant, since I've never owned a car built prior to '56, ('55 being the last year for the 6v), IIRC.
The bottom line is, it's your bottle... do what works best for you... and you've already addressed above what I used to say... save the original parts and have the best of both worlds.
You have a good one, too.
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