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Re: Relidding cans? [Re: junior25] #368220
Tue Nov 06 2012 08:42 AM
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Daryl, if you were able compare the lid of the one for sale with another Red Indian quart you could see if they were similar or if there are any differences. The older cans usually had a single or double raised ring whereas the newer lids usually had more of a flatter style ring, though some didn't have any ring. You could also check to see that both lids on the quart are of a similar style. A different style on one end 'might' be a clue that the can has been re-lidded. I myself do not differentiate prices for cans whether they are full or empty. I buy and sell and collect cans, not the oil inside them. Great diagram Dick. Cheers, Don.

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Re: Relidding cans? [Re: coopersplace] #368344
Tue Nov 06 2012 05:47 PM
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Great post Dick, and thanks for the drawing. Helped me to see how they are done and gives many of us a better understanding of the process. Daryl, although I like finding original cans with the contents intact, I too place little value on full ones.

I have a half dozen or so full ones and 2 of them are leakers that seep fluid now and then. They're now down on the bottom shelves in case they ever let go. I guess the trick in the great white north is not to heat the garage in the winter so the oil thickens and they stop leaking. lol

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Re: Relidding cans? [Re: GasCan] #368358
Tue Nov 06 2012 06:39 PM
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Anyone old enough to remember buying a full 24 can case will also remember that very seldom did you ever get a case that WASN'T oil soaked.

Gascan, Do you place the leaking full cans in Frig for the Summer?

Re: Relidding cans? [Re: Dick Bennett] #368415
Tue Nov 06 2012 09:29 PM
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Nope...freezer only, but the Mobil 1 can is a bugger as that stuff never thickens?


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Re: Relidding cans? [Re: GasCan] #368419
Tue Nov 06 2012 09:38 PM
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Synthetic Oil, made for use in Polar/Tropical Regions!

Re: Relidding cans? [Re: Dick Bennett] #368445
Wed Nov 07 2012 04:58 AM
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Great stuff guys..Thanks for the info.Just checked my full Harley can that has been around for years.Heading after i type this to stuff it in the Christmas turkey in the freezer! Might end up with the best moist turkey ever...or the slippery scoots..lol.


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Re: Relidding cans? [Re: Dick Bennett] #368457
Wed Nov 07 2012 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Synthetic Oil, made for use in Polar/Tropical Regions!


My uncle owned a bulk Esso agency in Winnipeg back in the 70's and I worked weekends for him around the plant from the ages of 8 to 12. In the early 70's Esso released that oil and the stuff was unreal. Put it this way...if you didn't plug the block heater in at night, your vehicle simply wasn't going to start in the morning in the thick of winter because the oil would thicken so much that the engine wouldn't want to turn over.

When he poured that Mobil 1 into the 454 in his 75 Chevy crew cab, all he'd do is turn the key in -35 to -40 temps and that thing would fire right up. Never plugged his truck in again. It has its good points. lol


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Re: Relidding cans? [Re: GasCan] #368490
Wed Nov 07 2012 10:31 AM
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Graeme, I grew up in Winnipeg. Early 70's to late 80's. We were in Winnipeg, at the same time. I lived in the north end, my uncle owned a Shell gas station.

When it gets to -40 (-60 with the wind chill) oil can only help so much. If vehicles not plugged in it's not going to start. Cylinders frost up and the air is so cold & dense the gasoline won't atomize. Been there, done that. Interior warmers were also a must. The vinyl car seats and interior door handles would freeze rock solid and when you sat on the seat all you would hear is the vinyl shattering or you'd close the door and the interior door handle would snap off because it was frozen rock hard.

Some things you never forget and never miss...the west coast is great.


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