Blocking feed line for the chain oiler 73 Roadster

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On the oil tank I have an unsightly makeshift blanking plug on what I believe to be the take off for the chain oiler.
Does anybody have a good idea or idea's how to make a better oil tight seal at this point.
 

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The leaking plug
 

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Use a bolt but cut the head off so its flush with the end of the hose, paint it black:)
 

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Fortunately I have one lying around but doesn't hot oil seep past it?
Should I prepare the pipe other than removing the paint?
 
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Isn't the chain oiler just a glorified breather pipe? Can it be shortened to above the oil level then just vented somewhere?
Or am I suffering brain fade again?
 
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Fortunately I have one lying around but doesn't hot oil seep past it?
Should I prepare the pipe other than removing the paint?
The diameter of the bolt needs to be comparable with the ID of the hose. yes cut the head off first, insert and tighten a suitable hose clip... paint as required
And no if the above is followed it wont leak
 
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Isn't the chain oiler just a glorified breather pipe? Can it be shortened to above the oil level then just vented somewhere?
Or as i did with a good pair of lineman pliers, flatten the last 10mm of the steel pipe & then fold it back over on itself...
When i next take the tank out I'll solder it up:)
 

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Isn't the chain oiler just a glorified breather pipe? Can it be shortened to above the oil level then just vented somewhere?

The oiler tees off the pumped return at a lower level than the outlet to the oil tank (up inside the filler neck, not as low as it is drawn on the diagram, below) so would run the risk of blowing return oil out of an open vent tube unless at a height that wouldn't be practical.

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"IIRC, Hobot used a spent .45 ACP cartridge that fit perfectly..."

Might be better to use a live round - always good to have some extra ammo available for your 1911! :)
 

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Has anyone ever plumbed this fitting into a Scott chain oiler?
Seems an ideal solution to me
You'd have control over how much you drip on the chain
It'd only lube when the motor is running because it operates through vacuum
You'd never need to top the oiler up
Am I missing something?
 

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I still use a brass fish tank air valve inline, as suggested in an ancient Norton News. Cheap drip oiler and I don't mind oil spots here and there.
 
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Please ensure whtever you use its easy to reach.. Your life may depend on not fiddling about feeling for a control
 

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I still use a brass fish tank air valve inline, as suggested in an ancient Norton News. Cheap drip oiler and I don't mind oil spots here and there.

One of those was actually installed by the dealer after I had an issue with the oil mess, back in 1973.....
 

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You could try searching for brass aquarium air valve. It is a very simple device: Two hose barbs and a knurled adjustment screw in a cylindrical body. I have it behind the left side cover in the line to the chain oiler but have only adjusted it once when installed about 48 years ago.
Seems most of them are plastic now.
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