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Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325518 Mon Sep 09 2019 09:39 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,556
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Unrepentant VW Lover
I discovered a very simple (although somewhat expensive ...) fix for the leaking Stovebolt six .... Park a Detroit 6-71 next to it. Pretty soon, you won't even notice the leaks on the Stovebolt ...


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325543 Tue Sep 10 2019 12:14 AM
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Shop Shark
Brilliant, John! smile
Quick! Get a patent out on it. Before someone else does. wink

Chris


'64 Chev C20 LWB stepside ( Ol'Blue )
[img]http://boltbucket.org/img/OlBlue-C20-badge-64x64.jpg[/img]
Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325544 Tue Sep 10 2019 12:22 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 20,562
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Boltergeist
When your Detroit (or stovebolt) quits leaking, pour some more oil in it- - - -it's empty!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325559 Tue Sep 10 2019 01:31 AM
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Jerry, I have always just poured oil ON the Detroits, it'll soak in somewhere. Can we use a 6-92 or an 8-71 if we don't have a 6-71 at hand?


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325561 Tue Sep 10 2019 01:35 AM
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Posts: 19
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New Guy
Detroit's don't leak, but, they do mark their territory, really well.

Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325652 Tue Sep 10 2019 05:52 PM
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Posts: 3,654
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
What is the difference between a leak and a seep?


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Valve Cover leaking
Rusty Rod #1325664 Tue Sep 10 2019 07:29 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Rusty Rod
What is the difference between a leak and a seep?

My criteria is:
A leak makes it to the ground.
A seep just gathers dirt and dust.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325667 Tue Sep 10 2019 08:19 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,131
ace skiver
Excellent thumbs_up


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Valve Cover leaking
CJDublu #1325672 Tue Sep 10 2019 09:01 PM
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Shop Shark
Master Sargent Halfmast (US Army PS Magazine) said : Class 1 - wet residue on surface : Class 2 - Droplets form on surface: Class 3 - Droplets form and fall from surface. grin


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

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Re: Valve Cover leaking
Rusty Rod #1325703 Wed Sep 11 2019 01:11 AM
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Shop Shark
Originally Posted by Rusty Rod
What is the difference between a leak and a seep?


Who owns the truck...if you own it, it seeps, if someone else owns it, it leaks...

My old stepmother used to say the difference between homely and ugly was money.

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