I got this at Chickasha and just got around to cleaning it up. I have never seen this one before. It is a very heavy casting. There are no names on it.
It looks like that "trough" would catch a lot of oil.
I like it. If I had seen it first it would be in Knoxville. Nice oiler.
I like it! (As a back-up oil path to the front of the motor)
However, the upper end of the funnel feeding oil out is too low and too far back to give any advantage in the hills. Most oilers of that idea put the feed funnel further forward and about an inch higher. Ford Faithful, for example, puts the funnel clear at the front and top of the opening. That makes them a bit better in the hills.
All that aside. If it were mine? I would put it on a car and use it. I like added oil feeds.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
What good is the bucket area in the back?
I would think it would be for catching & holding errant small parts ! Nice accessory !
Wayne: I thought the same thing about the feed being low. Im probably going to use it as a back_up oiler on my Speedster project. Warren If you saw it at Chickasha you may not have wanted it. It was very, very, oily and dirty, Almost could not tell what it was ... I agree with Steve that the "bucket" is a place to let trash settle.
It says "Patented" on the underside of the trough. Too bad they didn't bother casting their name into it as well. I love looking at the patent drawings for such things.
I'd be interested in seeing it in action. Sometimes these accessories work better than you think, and sometimes they don't work at all. I'm curious on which side of that line this piece falls.
How do you plan to route the oil line and where will it actually enter the engine again?
Jared: The line will run down the passenger side of the engine. I found a small ad that shows something similar. It shows the line hooked to a fitting in the side of the oil pan/crankcase, between the block and inspection plate, as far forward as possible. It looks like the fitting is a casting like the Texas T Parts high volume oil line kit uses. There was no name in the ad. It was such a poor quality ad I could not get it to copy good enough to post.
Jared. I just realized you were talking about the function of the oiler and not the actual side of the motor. It takes a little longer for things to sink in these days ....
Well at least my answer, answers Seths question. Its been a long day, I give up and Im going to take a nap ....