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1927 Dodge Brothers sedan - LOW/NO oil pressure - need info

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Hello. My grandfather has a 1927 Dodge Brothers 4dr car in VGC. The car has very little to NO oil pressure. We are not sure where to get a new oil pump for this car. He took some kind of line off of the car and it is barely putting out a very small stream of oil. It was driven every weekend until recently, so it has been in good running order. He also has a good running 1927 Dodge Brothers 3/4 ton truck. I was thinking of telling him to just use the pump off of that truck if it will work, but we would rather find another one. Any advice/information greatly appreciated.

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Have you pulled the oil pickup screen from the left side of the oilpan and checked it? disconnect the oil line and remove the 2, 1/2" head cap bolts and pull it out,this is the most neglected part on old Dodges and I've seen more than a few gummed up ones.

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It seems as if the engine in the car is not the original. His truck has this as you described, but the car is different. Perhaps it has a slightly newer engine? Thanks again.

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He might have the second series,or fast four which is different in certain details.

I believe they have an internal oil pickup.

Either way I'd check for a restriction before establishing if the pump is at fault.

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Thanks. They checked that screen and it is clear. My grandfather knows a man here locally that has a 1926 Dodge Brothers Touring Sedan (convertible) in MINT condition. We went and seen him today to see what he thinks, because he rebuilt his car. He has an extra engine, so he is going to let my grandfather have that oil pump if it is the same. I have a question about his car that he is trying to find out (See other topic entitled - "roller bearing").

Thanks again.

Attached is a photo of my grandfathers car before it left North Carolina.

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To update- my grandfather has got his car running again. The oil pump was tested and it was fine. It was something to do with a line that runs along the oil pan or something.. lol. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I have forgotten what he said it was, but the pressure is fine now and he should be cruising in it this weekend. Thanks again folks!

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Seems as if I was mistaken. I am going to relay what he has asked me to find out. My uncle said it needed a "check valve". He wants to know if there is supposed to be a 3/8 "ball" in there and where to get a new spring. Also- how do you tell the difference between the std. four and the fast four? Any information in general concerning this "check valve" that is in the lower left side of the engine appreciated.

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