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Would this club have any knowledge on the Dort car 1917?

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No replies?? Apparently not??

Std Cat sez Dort and Durant were lifelong friends, but each had their own cars (Biily) and car (Dort). Its a good place to start for info..9...

Was there some specific info you needed on the 1817??

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Not much but all helps. How much oil does the engine hold? 

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Dort was an assembled car; d'you know which engine is in it, and if engine in it is supposed to be original??

What kind of oil indicator does it have ---dipstick, float, petcocks---must've had some kind of original indicator..

How much ouil did you drain out of it??.

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I drained out about 2 1/2 gls.. It has a float that is saterated and does not float. It is a early Lycoming engine

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Don't have many Dort listings, and the ones I have disagree (one says L 31/4 bore, another says KB 31/2 bore)

Unless  has odd oiling system or odd oil pan, probably 5qts good start BUT to be safe re-post your question for oil capacity of Lyc 4cyl L or KB---chances are their 4s all pretty much same on oil capacity......

I'm assuming no oil pressure gauge...

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Correct no oil gauge the oil pump just fill the dipper trays. I have the pan off know and I shall play around and see what things look like with 5 qts. Ill try to find out about oil pump some where Thanks

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I once owned a 1915, and my family a 1917. Happy to assist in any way. I rebuilt my 15, the 17 originally came from CA, ended up in WA, and was recently sold in WA again out of an estate. 
 

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I am in Washington and bought it from a estate and the estate had bought it in Ca. 

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