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  1. I got a new oil valve from Mark but it had a problem. I got replacement from him yesterday but the air quality is so bad from all of the fires in the West that I will have to wait until the smoke clears so I don't choke to death before I can put the oil valve back on the car.
  2. The question is now are any of these reproduction valve bodies available?
  3. When I cleaned up the part I found that the pot metal was cracked all of the way through. The fitting was loose and with only finger pressure the part broke.
  4. After reading the previous posts, I decided to check the oil valve before moving on to the oil pump. I had only removed the piston last time I worked on it and hadn't removed the valve body from the block. Before I removed it, I noticed some slight checking on the pot metal.
  5. After I got the engine unseized, I took the valve apart. It was unmovable because of old caked-on oil. I cleaned it and put it back together. The metal rod looked fine after I cleaned it and it moves up and down easily when the accelerator is pressed. It is set with the flag pointing forward towards the front of the car.
  6. When I started my car, I was only idling the engine. Maybe I should rev it up a little and see if the gauge shows any pressure?
  7. I got the new oil pump gear from Mark Young. Hopefully, it will be cooler at the shop this week and I can drop the pan and replace the gear. Also hopefully, this fixes the "no oil pressure" problem.
  8. I have been looking at lifts lately but I am a few spaces short of fitting all the cars in there now so if I put a lift in the shop it would end up storing two cars in the space of one but there would still be no room to more anything around enough to put cars on and off a lift without moving 4 or 5 cars (most of which don't run. I am thinking it would be a better use of space to put some containers in my back parking lot and storing a few cars there but I still wouldn't have room for a lift that I could load and unload conveniently. If anyone says I could sell some cars, they surely are not
  9. I don't have a lift at my shop. The photos you may have seen of my cars on a lift are at a friends shop who lets me use his. It has been in the high 90's outside and low 90's inside at my shop. Since the Stearns can't be moved right now, the oil pump will be done as most of the other underneath work that I do on my cars with me on my back.
  10. I have been emailing with Mark Young. I ordered a replacement oil pump gear from him. He said " The pump bodies are iron. The opposing gear is steel." so only the one gear is needed. I haven't dropped the pan yet. It has been way too hot at my shop to work on anything, but as long as I have the pan off to see if the pump is the problem I may as well replace the gear.
  11. I got a replacement part from an ACD guy in Canada. It's at the speedometer shop being assembled and calibrated.
  12. Ed, If you are going to check out the oil pump in AJ's car, I will wait to see if it needs replacement. If so, maybe we can go in on a group project to have parts made for several owners at once to save on costs.
  13. Was the Willys-Knight pump or the Studebaker pump remade in brass? Would which ever in brass be a replacement for the Stearns-Knight pump?
  14. Mark said he had made gears in the past and would check but didn't think he had any more. The pan appears to be removable without doing anything with the engine. I have been able to trace most of the ownership of my car. It was sold new to a doctor in Los Angeles who, sometime in the late 1930's or early 40's, had some legal problems due to charges of quackery. The car has always been in Southern California. From the photos that Mark sent me that were taken around 1960, the paint job looks very similar to the seven passenger that Duane Perrin currently has for sale.
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