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    When I took the 56 wagon apart I would put the small pieces in a coffee can of transmission fluid. Last week I took the doors apart and the wing glasses you couldn't move them and the window regulator was hard to turn. I put some transmission fluid in a spray bottle and really sprayed them down. Laid the on a pile of newspaper. This morning I cleaned them up. The rust was gone and everything worked like new. Just a thought. If you might want to try it.

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    Did you use Type A ?[)]


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1963 Cruiser
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President two door

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    • #3
      No Type Used

      7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
      http://ozarktrails.tripod.com/

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      • #4
        How thick was the rust that is removed? Reason being, my dad owns and runs a tranny shop, so if this stuff works as a mild rust remover, I can get gobs of used tranny fluid, that would other wise be gotten rid of. The CASO in me is peeking out,LOL! Lord knows I need some sort of rust removal product,hahaha!

        Dylan Wills

        '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
        Dylan Wills
        Everett, Wa.


        1961 Lark 4 door wagon
        1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
        1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
        1914 Ford Model T

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        • #5
          Dylan,
          Sounds like a million dollar business idea to me.



          Gary Sanders
          Nixa, MO
          President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.
          Gary Sanders
          Nixa, MO

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          • #6
            Hahahaha! I think I made that come across wrong. I was meaning myself, as I need something for the '62 project.

            Dylan Wills

            '61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon
            Dylan Wills
            Everett, Wa.


            1961 Lark 4 door wagon
            1961 Lark 4 door wagon #2 (Wife's car!)
            1955 VW Beetle (Went to the dark side)
            1914 Ford Model T

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            • #7
              Yep, Tranny fluid is a good high detergent penetrating type oil! You ever pull the pan off an old burnt trans? The internals are clean! There are some exceptions. It works well in a frozen engine when poured into the cylinders. I pour a quart of trans fluid in the engine at the parts store when I buy my oil change. I drive about 5 mile home and drain the oil. Engine looks like the day it was rebuilt when adjusting the valves 120,000 miles later.

              Gordon

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              • #8
                I found two other liquids that will remove surface rust. The first being PB Blaster, the penetrating oil in the white and yellow can. Second, if you ever have a moving part that runs through another, tube of some sort, or an axle thats seased by rust on the inside. You will think Im crazy, but pure water will losen it. This works because of simple chemestry. Water put the rust in, water takes it out! Also, water and steel wool will remove surface rust off of sheet metal. Takes some scrubbing, but it works rather well.

                Chris Dresbach
                Chris Dresbach

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                • #9
                  We used it in a mix of half trans oil and half water to clean the upper end and seat the valves we would start the bad running engine and poor it down the carb. a little at a time it will seat all the good valves.works good if a valve is not burned..

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

                    ...I pour a quart of trans fluid in the engine at the parts store when I buy my oil change. I drive about 5 mile home and drain the oil. Engine looks like the day it was rebuilt when adjusting the valves 120,000 miles later.

                    Gordon
                    Sorry, I just don't get it. Lemme get it straight. You put a quart of trans fluid in with the engine oil, [u]WITH</u> the oil change, then drain it when you get home? Then drive it 120,000 miles? That must be SOME kinda car--probably a record. When do you put in fresh oil? Never?

                    Do the arabs know about this car? [)]

                    John

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                    • #11
                      If I'm understanding correctly, he buys a quart of trans fluid at the same time that he buys his new oil and filter, while at the parts store he pours the quart of ATF in the crankcase, then drives home *then* changes the oil and filter. Makes sense to me; I have heard before of using ATF as an engine flush. Probably not a good idea to really beat on the engine while the ATF is in there as it is thinner than engine oil - in older cars anyway. Probably isn't too much thinner than 5W20 though!

                      nate

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                      • #12
                        My local mechanic put a quart in the engine of my little motorhome to loosen up a stuck lifter. Won't know until next summer if it worked or not.

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                        • #13
                          There was a very long thread on this in the Tech forum but the best thing for loosing rusted parts etc is a 50/50 mix of Acetone and Power Steering Fluid (NOT ATF !!). For whatever reason the original post cited ATF,however,about 30 pages in it is corrected. Few made it this far. I have used this combo and love it,only real drawback is getting to an area as a spray as acetone eats plastic.

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