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PLy 1934 PE engine rebuild

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Hi everybody, 

I'm in the process of rebuilding the engine of my 1934 PE.

I have found the thermostat housing in bad condition and  I think it is beyond repair.

Also the oil strainer has holes in the mesh, and I'm looking for a new one.

Have been doing some search looking for both parts with no success........ anybody that could help with these parts or any place where to look?

 

Any information will be greatly appreciated

Regards

  

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blue,

 

I looked at Andy Bernbaum Auto Parts online catalog, but, as you probably already know, he doesn't show

either part back to 1934.  But, that is not to say he doesn't have a used one or may know where to find one.

I see Bernbaum shows having a '35 thermostat housing, but the gasket for them goes back further than '35.

What is the difference between a '34 and a '35 and could a '35 be machined to work on your engine ?

 

Also, have you contacted AMS Obsolete in Georgia ?  (Used to be Mitchell Motor Parts).  They may have

one of both parts you need.  If not new, maybe used.

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Thanks Bill for your comments.

I will check Ams Obsolete, for the oil filter as there is another member on the forum which has already answered to my request offering me a spare used but in good condition thermostat housing.

Thanks again 

Adrian

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Thank you for your offer, there was another member who sent couple of days ago an answer to my inbox and offered me a thermostat housing already. I think I have this problem solved now

Thanks you anyway for your offer

Regards

Adrian

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Xclnt, problem solved.

 

It just goes to show what happens when the anti-corrosive additive in the coolant isn't there.

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I  have now solved problem with the thermostat housing still searching for the oil screen.

AMS obsolete shows part, but currently they have no stock.

Part No.314682

Oil strainer, bowl type 1934-1937

 

I now know there are other types so measurements can help confirm if this is the correct screen

Diameter 5 1/4

Hole diameter 3/4

width 2 inch

 

Any help will be appreciated

 

Thanks

Adrian

 

 

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I pulled one out of an engine block recently that had a hole of about the same size that had been filled with JB Weld. Not the exact answer you are looking for, and it's definitely not the best solution, I am sure, but it seems to have held up for quite a while. Don't count this as an endorsement of such a solution. I just thought it was an interesting fix.

 

-Blake

 

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Wire mesh can be purchased. Can you obtain a patch and sew or weave it in with fine wire, on the sump side?

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Thanks both for the ideas on how I might solve the problem with the screen, although neither solutions are the best way to go, it doesn't look as I will find a spare one.

Why is it that these screens have holes like this?.....

 

Regards 

Adrian

 

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I will look at some of my stuff today. I have an extra for the 1931 Dodge Brothers and I think they are the same screen/unit. I will let you know soon.

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Looks like the one I have will work the same as yours. Measurements are the same as far as I can see. It is in VERY nice condition and available.

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