Oil filter and dipstick colors

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BERLIN RED
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Oil filter and dipstick colors

Post by BERLIN RED » Mon May 27, 2019 9:04 am

Hello everyone. I am working on MB #116494 hood number 2048180. It is a pretty intact Jeep that has stayed mostly the same since it was surplused out around 1947..... There have been some modifications and a heavy coat of red paint. In August of 1945 it went through a rebuild and most of the driveline has been replaced with 43 mb components. However the early style oil pan, dipstick and tube, intake manifold and front motor mounting plate stayed on or are from a different early mb.

The dipstick and tube are the early ring top (not MA or VEP Slat) and are both primed in red and painted black. Appears to have always been that way. Not a spec of od was found

The oil filter housing is a purolater and the lid is marked 25791 on the lid. The body of the housing is a POB drain. The filter housing and 2mountimg bands where both primed in red and painted od. Not a spec of black was found.

Has anyone seen this color combination before?

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Re: Oil filter and dipstick colors

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 am

Paint 'em OD like the MB engine.
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Re: Oil filter and dipstick colors

Post by Mark Jesic » Mon May 27, 2019 12:25 pm

Mine, 119696 is O.D. :D

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