Re: Oil Leak from Dip Stick Tube
I had a similar problem in a 1932 Ford model B. I inherited it from my grandfather who had bought it for cheap from an estate sale in Florida. It was in dire need of fender and other body work, the wooden box required a restoration and for the life of me, I never checked the oil when it arrived.
I went to drive it out of the garage, up a 5% graded hill so I could get some sun on it to melt the snow from the night before. It stalled out going up the hill, I'd roll it back down, it would start fine and I'd try again, and again. I did an oil change. Turned out I only got about 1/2 quart of oil (think molasses), the rest had turned into sludge that I could grab with my hands. My guess is that the oil was 50+ years old at least with a lot of miles on it.
One of the things I loved about the ol' truck, was kicking my wife out to fuel it, as she was sitting on the fuel tank filler and had to remove the cushion!
After I flushed it all out and refilled the crankcase it ran great, but oil leaks were everywhere of course, the O ring was one culprit. I have photos, if I can locate the box they're in I'll scan'm and post them up.
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