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Old 04-18-2018, 11:14 AM   #21
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:36 AM   #22
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You can use a plain copper scrub pad, cut a large piece and place it in the tube under the oil cap, push it down to the louvers. As the oil collects on the pad it will run back into the oil pan and not end up on the left side of the engine.

Works well for me for a lot of years.

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Old 03-14-2019, 03:57 PM   #23
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After reading several "breather pipe" topics, I thought the solution would be to use a Model B breather tube since it is a Model B engine. Well, that didn’t work since there was an after-market finned aluminum side cover on the engine which stated; "this plate will fit Model B engines if the Model A oil filler pipe is used."

Other respondents said that extending the length of the breather tube was a solution. So I came up with this modification; a piece of leftover 1-1/2" radiator hose, a cut down Ace Hardware black plastic 1-1/2" dia. polypropylene tailpiece (4223848), a couple hose clamps and the original cap. The cap fit the tailpiece perfectly.

It works great! No more oil mist in the engine compartment and only a couple drops of oil under the bell housing. No, it's not pretty or "stock" looking but can be removed quickly to add oil or removed entirely when at a car show.

I did also take the advice of several respondents of keeping the crankcase oil level halfway between the "F" and "L" level on the dip stick.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:47 PM   #24
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Anyone know the best way to clean the inside of the fill tube??
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:23 AM   #25
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After reading several "breather pipe" topics, I thought the solution would be to use a Model B breather tube since it is a Model B engine. Well, that didnít work since there was an after-market finned aluminum side cover on the engine which stated; "this plate will fit Model B engines if the Model A oil filler pipe is used."

Other respondents said that extending the length of the breather tube was a solution. So I came up with this modification; a piece of leftover 1-1/2" radiator hose, a cut down Ace Hardware black plastic 1-1/2" dia. polypropylene tailpiece (4223848), a couple hose clamps and the original cap. The cap fit the tailpiece perfectly.

It works great! No more oil mist in the engine compartment and only a couple drops of oil under the bell housing. No, it's not pretty or "stock" looking but can be removed quickly to add oil or removed entirely when at a car show.

I did also take the advice of several respondents of keeping the crankcase oil level halfway between the "F" and "L" level on the dip stick.
I can see why you'd want to keep THAT engine bay clean Nice!
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:27 PM   #26
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I like and use the Fumaze crankcase breather . These breathers are no longer produced but sometimes come up on eBay . All engines have some blow by and have or need a crank case breather . The model A has NO crank case breather and needs one . The Fumaze has a quaint look and are an old accessory that works very well . The Fumaze looks similiar to the crank case breathers used on the old stove bolt chevy sixes . Mine clears the engine pans and could easily be replaced with an original for show use .
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:17 PM   #27
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Hello Purdy,

is it possible, to show a picture from this part?

Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:05 PM   #28
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Werner , Sorry but I can no longer post pictures . Its mostly a thing about resizing the pictures to get them to post .
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:28 PM   #29
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here

Post 4 shows link to Snyder's

Find a fumaze if possible as they are less restrictive than flexible ones like I had 50 years ago.
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Thanks Benson for the picture of the old ad
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# 7.... I agree the scrubby works for me also. Have used it for years and works well, mine happens to be stainless and will not come apart and is really course, allows for easy flow and no blow by. good luck with yours. Dutie
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Thanks Benson and Purdy!
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:59 AM   #33
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I have a car that mists oil form somewhere -- Breather Cap? Dip Stick hole - some other unknown place. Where does this mess come from and how do I fix it?

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I had similar issues of oil wetting on my engine! I had just purchased the car, and had only run it to town and home, and oil wetting on the left side was obvious! Did some looking and investigating and found my oil filler tube was loose in the block! Once I pulled the breather cap, I was able with little effort to pull out the entire oil fill tube. So, I put some permatex on the oil tube, shoved it back in and checked the oil level, took the old girl for a ride and no more oil wetting!
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