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Old 03-10-2018, 07:20 PM   #1
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This breather cap looks like it incorporates 'turbine-like' fins to help extract oil mist from the crankcase vapors. Is this an older after-market accessory...or?
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That's as good of a guess as any at this point!
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Back of old comic book gag whistle/siren, for Pops old jalopy with blow-by. "Hey kids watch 'em scratch their heads"!!!
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:06 PM   #5
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This breather cap looks like it incorporates 'turbine-like' fins to help extract oil mist from the crankcase vapors. Is this an older after-market accessory...or?
I have one like that and it is an aftermarket item.

Tomorrow I will post photos of mine.
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I have one like that and it is an aftermarket item.

Tomorrow I will post photos of mine.
That sounds great
Any idea how old it is?
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:28 AM   #7
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Photos of the reproduction and two of the three original breather caps, also a copy of RG&JS 1-6 Revised 2011
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I believe Henry tried 4 different oil filler tubes trying to solve the blow by out the oil filler tube. Looks like someone came up with number 5
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #10
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I have me just like it
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #11
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“One just like it”
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:36 PM   #12
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Photos of the reproduction and two of the three original breather caps, also a copy of RG&JS 1-6 Revised 2011
Thanks 160B, that's very thorough.
I wonder what time period this aftermarket cap is from?
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:27 PM   #13
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Sold many of them back in the day from good old Western Auto.if memory is any where near correct they were ei29 or 39cents .
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Sold many of them back in the day from good old Western Auto.if memory is any where near correct they were ei29 or 39cents .
Great info! Do you remember the year?
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To the best of my memory they were a stocking sku in our stores. I worked at three different locations. The years were 1964 to 1971 Wished I could go back and get some of the parts that we sold then for the prices we sold them for. Even with the pricing allowance for today’s inflationary price differences the stuff we sold was a real bargain price wise.i don’t know if the companies other stores stocked or sold these items but the stores I worked at did .
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Beats stuffing a Brillo pad in there.
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To the best of my memory they were a stocking sku in our stores. I worked at three different locations. The years were 1964 to 1971 Wished I could go back and get some of the parts that we sold then for the prices we sold them for. Even with the pricing allowance for todayís inflationary price differences the stuff we sold was a real bargain price wise.i donít know if the companies other stores stocked or sold these items but the stores I worked at did .
Its just amazing that these cars were so common in the 60's that stores were still stocking parts for them.
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