View Full Version : Just When You Think You've Seen Everything.....

04-05-2017, 07:57 PM
.....something like this comes along.


04-05-2017, 08:30 PM
Would it still be any good or is it just a collector item at this point?

Expensive oil change.

04-05-2017, 09:32 PM
Oh boy, cardboard cans. Nothing like getting the spout a little off and collapsing the can when you pushed down. And I worked in a garage. Plastic bottles are way easier. And I'm sure oil doesn't go bad, but some guy who's making up his garage/man cave with $10,000 Texaco signs will probably snap this up.

04-05-2017, 09:48 PM
I've got some cans of oil like that..and a bunch of trans oil...including "F"...and spouts.
I even have an oil can...5 gallons? Old. Round, sits on it's side with stops to keep it from rolling and a handle on top.
I even have two of the big pump units...15 gallon? 30 gallon? with swing away drain, big cranks for pumping, and some old metal cans with spouts and finger releases.
Along with a Sun distributor machine. And even a brake shoe riveter.

04-05-2017, 10:19 PM
. And even a brake shoe riveter.

How about a brake arcing machine and one of those Bear balancing machines that let you spin balance with the wheel still on the car?

04-05-2017, 10:27 PM
And if we're talking oil memories, my first car was a bugeye in 1967 when I was in high school. It burned oil and I bought it by the gallon can at Benny's, a place you'll know if you're from SE Mass/RI: https://hellobennys.com/. The old joke, "Gas, water and oil... a gallon of each." was made for that car.

04-06-2017, 10:53 PM
I still have a large green Castrol can from the 1950s or 1960s filled with old oil that I use to refill my squirt oil cans for routine oiling. Also a Uni-Syn, and a "starting handle" for an MG TD that I once almost sold to a guy in Australia until he saw the cost of shipping. And a ring compressor that has not been used since the 1950s. And a couple of VW Rabbit headlight bulbs - the rectangular ones.

04-07-2017, 02:23 AM
I have two Model T Ford band adjusting tools...in a canvas bag holding nothing but...old Ford tools.

John Turney
04-09-2017, 06:25 PM
I'll bet it has enough ZDDP in it for old British engines.