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Old 01-20-2021, 12:22 PM   #21
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LOL good one GB !
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:45 PM   #22
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It would make a great name for a convenience store.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:02 AM   #24
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After seeing all of this, I guess I was lucky that nobody was able to deliver on the "Harley 45's packed in Cosmoline" they talked about when I was in high school.
I have an old 45 (WL) that was made in 1948 so I scoured this country and a few others for parts over the years for that restoration. Front cylinders seemed to have survived many years in cosmoline but the rear cylinders, not so much. It seems that large crates of rear cylinders were compromised by moisture and few survived. New cylinders are available now but for many years the rears were hard to find. I've only seen a few photos of a single WLA in a crate. I think it was the last survivor of the WWII era and the fellow was leaving it that way just for posterity and collector value. He'd had insane offers to sell the thing but I don't know what the status is on it now.
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:06 AM   #25
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Tom you have had a lot of answers to your question but I have the easiest solution to your question. I would gladly come & remove your cosmoline complete with block. Problem solved.
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Old 01-23-2021, 02:26 PM   #26
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Thank you everybody!
I finally managed to find a NOS sector shaft and the cosmoline has really stuck and hardened on over the last number of decades.
This is the exact info I needed,
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Old 01-27-2021, 08:31 AM   #27
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My 2-cents worth: I had a NOS crank pulley packed in cosmoline and wrapped in some kind of paper. Hard as a rock. I put it in an old crock-pot with a mixture of 50% purple power from walmart and water. Put it on high temp, and dropped it in. 20 min. later I fished it out and it was as clean as a hounds tooth.
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Old 01-27-2021, 09:52 AM   #28
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Take it to a machine shop, spent $50 have them bake it.

We have a heated parts washer cabinet at our shop that works well, but not as good as baking it would.

Watched a local Model A guy clean a rearend housing covered in gooey oil. he covered it in diesel and lit it on fire, seemed to work well
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Old 01-27-2021, 06:53 PM   #29
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Take it to a machine shop, spent $50 have them bake it.

We have a heated parts washer cabinet at our shop that works well, but not as good as baking it would.

Watched a local Model A guy clean a rearend housing covered in gooey oil. he covered it in diesel and lit it on fire, seemed to work well

GB would likely do it that way, but with drain oil.


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Old 01-28-2021, 11:32 AM   #30
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GB would likely do it that way, but with drain oil.


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