Does anyone have an Ever-Ready Oiler on their car? If so does it seem to be a usefull addition?
I bought one in it's original box off of ebay a couple of years back and have been thinking of installing it on my car.
It's the second best of all improvements for a T. I use just the idiot light portion, not the automatic re-filler.
When it blinks at idle, you're a quart low. If it gets lower than that, the light stays on. That's even better than an oil pressure indicator. It also is a good reminder the ignition is on, with engine off.
I agree with Ralph. It is a great accessory. Mine runs off magneto, not the battery. I had to close up one hole in the pan to get it to perform well with the 5W-30 oils.
I've never seen one of these. can someone post a photo? It sounds interesting.
Bob, There is one on Ebay right now with some pretty good pictures. Thought they are a neat item I've seen them sell for less than what the fellow on Ebay wants for his....Michael Pawelek
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MODEL-T-FORD-EVER-READY-OILER-NEW-OLD-STOCK-NEVER -USED_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ10076QQihZ009QQitemZ190178072516QQrdZ1QQsspagen ameZWDVW
Michael, thanks for the link. It looks like a fun after-market item.
Exactly how does it work, though?
Bob, If I remember correctly it is a two part system. In one part there is a hinged compartment that sits in the hogshead under the cover. As long as oil is thrown into the compartment the weight keeps a spring loaded electrical circuit from connecting, when there is little oil the compartment springs up and a tiny light glows to warn of low oil. There is also a reservoir that bolts on the engine with spare oil and as the electrical circuit changes a tiny valve opens and drips oil into the oil filler pipe at the front of the engine. I had one years ago but may have the specifics incorrect. Someone else can correct me if my description is too far off.....Michael Pawelek