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  • Damn Oil Spray In Avanti

    Well, you have detailed the engine compartment to the 9's....you open the hood to check the oil after a run......and there it is oil residue all over the inner fender well....playing a cheap version of Sherlock Holmes you discover that even with the cover on TIGHT oil from the p/s res is the culpret.....with an assist from the top of the fuel pump.....this has been an annoyance from almost new....something else I have had to live with with over 41 years.

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    My R1 pump (which is actually an R2 pump) continued to spray oil out
    the vent hole up top. After getting VERY frustrated with it, I came
    up with this "temporary" solution :









    Chances are its sucking some oil too, but for the moment its keeping
    the frame, ram, and control valve oil-free. I dont know at this point
    if the main oil seal on the rebuilt fuel pump is torn again, or if it
    is just from too much blowby in the engine. I need to do a compression
    test to see where I stand ... oil pressure seems too low to me.

    Tom

    '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires
    '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
    Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
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    • #3
      quote:Originally posted by Laemmle

      Well, you have detailed the engine compartment to the 9's....you open the hood to check the oil after a run......and there it is oil residue all over the inner fender well....playing a cheap version of Sherlock Holmes you discover that even with the cover on TIGHT oil from the p/s res is the culpret.....with an assist from the top of the fuel pump.....this has been an annoyance from almost new....something else I have had to live with with over 41 years.
      IIRC, you can't crank down on the P/S wingnut really tight because somehow the P/S reservoir vents out of the grommet under the wingnut and washer. Hopefully someone else can verify (or disprove) my recollections. If the reservoir doesn't vent, you will blow P/S fluid out places you don't expect.

      I am lazy, so I have replaced the reservoir covers on my P/S pumps with the Ford style, which are vented out of the dipstick/fill cover.

      Another possibility to check would be the gasket under the P/S reservoir cover.....is it old, hard, and compressed? If so, maybe a new one would help if the fluid is leaking between the reservoir and cover.

      Paul

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      Paul
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      • #4
        Paul,

        Indeed I have a FoMoCo cover with the small screw cap on the top of the cover!

        I have changed the cover gasket more times than I can remember, I just wipe up the mess after a run....I bet a small amount of oil sprays out of the top of the fuel pump (R-1)

        quote:Originally posted by r1lark

        quote:Originally posted by Laemmle

        Well, you have detailed the engine compartment to the 9's....you open the hood to check the oil after a run......and there it is oil residue all over the inner fender well....playing a cheap version of Sherlock Holmes you discover that even with the cover on TIGHT oil from the p/s res is the culpret.....with an assist from the top of the fuel pump.....this has been an annoyance from almost new....something else I have had to live with with over 41 years.
        IIRC, you can't crank down on the P/S wingnut really tight because somehow the P/S reservoir vents out of the grommet under the wingnut and washer. Hopefully someone else can verify (or disprove) my recollections. If the reservoir doesn't vent, you will blow P/S fluid out places you don't expect.

        I am lazy, so I have replaced the reservoir covers on my P/S pumps with the Ford style, which are vented out of the dipstick/fill cover.

        Another possibility to check would be the gasket under the P/S reservoir cover.....is it old, hard, and compressed? If so, maybe a new one would help if the fluid is leaking between the reservoir and cover.

        Paul

        Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html

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        • #5
          Tom, your "temporary" solution looks more permanent than some permanent fixes I've seen!


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          • #6
            Thanks .. and I did that in the parking lot at a Kragen 55 miles from
            home with basic tools and a mini tubing cutter. Bends are by hand.

            Tom

            quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

            Tom, your "temporary" solution looks more permanent than some permanent fixes I've seen!
            '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
            Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
            http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
            I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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