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    1943 WLC winter project

    Finally got my 1943 WLC winter project. I bought it for last winter..as things always seem to go it took longer than planned to get here.

    Anyway, I have assembled a few correct parts, wheels, seat, dash, rear fender. Still lots to find.IMG_2601.JPG

    I looked in both tanks and they both look crusty. Is there a filter for the oil tank at all? Or does it run directly into the pump?IMG_2683.JPG

    Thanks
    Trevor
    Bowen Island, BC
    Building a 1943 WLC. Need everything

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    Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    Oil tank has no filter stock. Oil flows from the fitting at the rear of the tank directly to the feed pump.
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    Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    There is a screen in the gear cover near the return pump which traps the big stuff.

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    Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    Removed as much crust by filling the tanks with small Nuts and soapy water and Just shake it.
    Electrolyses will do the rest; fill with salty water and hook up a batterycharger.
    Minus on the tank, plus to an old nut which goes into the tank (make sure neither the lead nor the nut touches the tank).
    Let it bubble for a night, rinse the tanks.
    Repeat if needed.

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    Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    Thank you for the information! I have a charger I can use for that.

    Once it has been cleaned out do most folks use an over the shelf coating? Eastwood?

    Trevor
    Bowen Island, BC
    Building a 1943 WLC. Need everything

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    Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    Do not coat them.After you clean them,rinse out with alcohol then plug all the outlets and use WD-40 (liquid not aerosol) to coat the inside,drain off access. This way the will not rust until your ready to use them.If they leak,weld them properly. All sealers will eventually fail. Just my opinion.

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    Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    White vinegar will remove the crud on the inside. Leave in for roughly 4 hours, dump, then neutralize with baking soda water. Rinse well with clean water. If pin holes are there, they will be revealed. Do not leave the vinegar in to long. It will eat the metal.

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    Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    Citric acid works very well and will not hurt the paint. It is used for canning. True value sells it in an 8oz jar. It is powder you mix with water. I let it sit overnight and then rotate the tank each night until it is clean.


    Dave

  9. Re: 1943 WLC winter project

    Quote Originally Posted by indian301 View Post
    Citric acid works very well and will not hurt the paint. It is used for canning. True value sells it in an 8oz jar. It is powder you mix with water. I let it sit overnight and then rotate the tank each night until it is clean.


    Dave
    And add a few packs of BB’s and agitate. Citric acid is a good idea, diluted muriatic acid or body shop etching acid .

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