rdukw

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    1916 REO 7 passenger touring car

    1924 White 15-45 Yellowstone Bus

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  1. Those are the newer busses than mine.
  2. I started with ATF and thinner in the cylinders till I got movement then I gave them a heavy dose of straight ATF and got her to hand crank thru. I have not pulled the pan as that is a very big project and I am not planing on driving the car at this point as it needs all new wood. I did how ever pull the large cover / screen and drain the nasty sludge / sheet of petrified oil. I was able to reach in and scrap most of it out. After that I put it back together and filled it with mineral spirits to let it soak for a few days to get rid of the last of the sludge. It looks as though the nasty oil is contained to the pan as the crank and rods look perfectly clean. All of the valve train is getting a good soaking of motor oil as well. I have heard two different trains of thought on detergent oil versus non detergent and I have not come to a consensuses which is better for this case..
  3. Do you know if the manual could be gotten in pdf form. The engine has a sight glass with a float. The only place I have found to put oil in is the breather which requires taking a bolt out and is very clumsy for pouring oil in
  4. I will add pictures in the next couple days.
  5. After following this bus for 25 years I finally got it in my hands last weekend (My once in a lifetime barn find). I am hoping a expert may chime in and give me a little advise. I can not find any info or books on the engine. I am about to change the oil as the car has not run in over 25 years due to a stuck motor (that I have gotten freed up) and I don't know how much oil she takes, what grade or even where to pour it in. Also this bus has electric start and a generator system that looks factory. Thank you in advance.
  6. After following this bus for 25 years I finally got it in my hands last weekend. I am hoping a expert may chime in and give me a little advise. I can not find any info or books on the engine. I am about to change the oil as the car has not run in over 25 years due to a stuck motor (that I have gotten freed up) and I don't know how much oil she takes or even where to pour it in. Thank you in advance.
  7. The chrome is in great condition. I do agree with you that most likely the chrome would be painted out unless it was Patton's car as he had all polished chrome on his staff car. It would be a easy car to paint back to civilian colors and have nice chrome as well.
  8. 1940 Cadillac Lasalle Staff car. Original Cadillac V8 .Runs good (could use a new 6 volt battery) but needs a interior. No rust that I can see on this car. The floors are in near perfect condition. I do not know the past history on this car if it was ever originally a staff car or just painted this way later in it's life. $8000 obo You can reach at (949)244-5337 The car is located in Newport Beach, California
  9. rdukw

    Wanted 1916 REO Motometer

    What is the finish on it. all the repo ones appear to be chrome or brass. I am looking for nickle. Thank you
  10. I'm looking for a moto meter for a 1916 REO touring car.
  11. Sold pending payment. Looks like she is going to a nice home with a collection of military vehicles.