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studeclunker
02-14-2007, 12:23 AM
I noticed a mention in the Studebaker Co-Operator of a mail order source for Neetsfoot Oil. Most people in the US have no need to mail-order Neetsfoot Oil. All one has to do is visit the local tack or feed store. This is a product that's very popular with the horse-keeping set. Must've used a few hundred gallons of it myself over the years(LOL).:D:D:D It's great for any leather preservation use. My previous studebakers had quadra-horse power and required regular use of the product. Here's a picture of my 1896 Studebaker Myopia Break, taken by the original owner between 1896 and 1900 or so:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/buggy%20days/roofseatbreakmedres.jpg

Went through gallons of the stuff yearly for this thing. Had to clean a lot of harness. At one time I had StudeBAKERS instead of studeclunkers.;)

Sorry, Damien the demon possessed mouse went nuts and logged off my entire system, crashing my computer. This prevented me from inserting the picture. I have to get a new mouse.

1986, 1896, I never was good with dates...[:I]


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

John Kirchhoff
02-14-2007, 10:07 AM
You ever notice how those old timers always looked so grim when their photo was taken? Apparently life wasn't so grand after all!

studeclunker
02-15-2007, 01:30 AM
Trust me, for the two grooms and the Cock-horse rider pictured, life wasn't very nice. Now the owner of the Break had life by the tail!;)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/studebaby/54wagonblue-2.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

Swifster
02-15-2007, 09:52 PM
Neetsfoot Oil is also what is used to break in a baseball glove. And Spring Training is under way...

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

motive
02-16-2007, 08:51 AM
I'm still unsure if Neetsfoot oil should be used in a recently re-built Hydrovac, as you would think that the rebuilders aren't still using leather for the seals and might be using a more modern material. Neetsfoot oil might not be such a good lubricant for the new material(s) and might react with and maybe even destroy them. Does anyone know anythng about this and does anyone know where I can get a rebuild kit for a Hydrovac? No one seems to want to sell rebuild parts, only rebuilt units, supposedly because of liability issues.

Mike with Speedster

avantilover
02-16-2007, 05:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by motive

I'm still unsure if Neetsfoot oil should be used in a recently re-built Hydrovac, as you would think that the rebuilders aren't still using leather for the seals and might be using a more modern material. Neetsfoot oil might not be such a good lubricant for the new material(s) and might react with and maybe even destroy them. Does anyone know anythng about this and does anyone know where I can get a rebuild kit for a Hydrovac? No one seems to want to sell rebuild parts, only rebuilt units, supposedly because of liability issues.

Mike with Speedster
It's probably safer to sell a rebuilt unit then you know it's 100% OK. Contact JDP as he rebuilds Hydrovac units and can advise you further.

John Clements
Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
Lockleys South Australia