View Full Version : One should always carry extra oil !!! but like this ??

09-24-2012, 11:18 PM
Opened the hood of the 49 to take some pictures and this is what I found on the fire wall, do you think this is a dealer option? and what would you do with it?


09-25-2012, 12:38 AM
I love it it's just what I imagen some old timer would do to save time and effort.

09-25-2012, 04:03 AM
It was common in Vintage and Veteran cars to have an oil can mounted to the firewall. Both my 1916 and 1925 Studebakers have them as standard equipment.

09-25-2012, 07:21 AM
Great location for the oil can. If it were mine, I would make sure to put a drop on the heater valve every time I opened the hood. Still, it probably wouldn't be enough!:);):)

09-25-2012, 07:34 AM
Looks like it would fit well on the cowl of a 64 Hawk

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09-25-2012, 08:26 AM
Does the distributor shaft have an oil cup on it? My 64 does. I think I read that it should be lubed every thousand miles.

09-25-2012, 08:29 AM
My 6V generator has an oil cup. Hood hinges could always use a squirt. Tells us the car was maintained well at some point. Good find, Bob.

09-25-2012, 09:35 AM
Some tools are timeless....
Still available today...


09-25-2012, 09:47 AM
Some tools are timeless....
Still available today...


I know as I use one with a flex head all the time when trying to fill the cyl. holes on a stuck engine, just fill the can with Marvel Mystery oil and put in as much as the hole will hold.

09-25-2012, 09:28 PM
For sure that was added by some old timer who always had old cars with oil cans as standard equipment!!

09-25-2012, 10:11 PM
Car was definitely owned by an ex Boy Scout (Be Prepared)!

09-25-2012, 10:42 PM
Any old head railroad engineer knows that when you stop you have to "oil around"!

09-25-2012, 10:47 PM
That is, indeed, old school. Can you imagine a driver today adding that item before expending on a coffee can tail pipe or "ground effects package"?

09-26-2012, 03:37 PM
Maybe the car was hard to start after it sat for awhile and the can was filled with gasoline to prime the carb??? Just a thought.