Its a risk-reward thing. At some point you need to pluck up the courage to
start it, but if it was me I'd want a strainer on the pickup and a modern oil
filter between the pump and the engine.
> Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 14:27:06 -0700
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> Subject: [PreWar] oil pump mesh/strainer
> My 1934 Singer 1.5Litre has no strainer or wire mesh on the oil
> pickup tube, I also don't see how one would have been fitted but I know
> it had one since there is a circular plate on the bottom of the oil pan
> to clean the pickup with.
> I really would like to see if it runs this weekend and I may try to
> fire it without the strainer but I need to make one. Does not look
> difficult to make but what size mesh do I get ? I found this stuff
> online and I am not sure what size to get, 100 openings per inch seems
> awfully small and could cause oil starvation I would think, which would
> you get ?
> > Wire cloth, better known as wire screen,
> > serves as a fuel, oil, and air filter, As well as
> > bug screen for air vents and horns. We carry
> > brass and stainless in a variety of mesh counts
> > (#of openings per inch.) Ex: bugscreens 50;
> > fuel filters 100. Please let us know your
> > requirements.
> Last time the motor ran was 1968, I am really anxious to hear it run
> and I may just waste a gasket and some oil and put the oil pan on and
> see if it runs this weekend, I can't drive it anyway until more work and
> I could put the strainer on then, oil will be fresh and clean and oil
> pan freshly cleaned as well.
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