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Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-02-2019 at 08:03:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bruce,

    Did you not recently post the name of a solution which will cure head gasket leaks?

    I did not copy it and now want to consider it.



    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-03-2019 at 00:42:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Okay...i am slow, but i finally got here. . .
    Blue Devil is the stuff that I mentioned. I did KN Block seal in an engine and it worked. A buddy of mine had a customer bring in a new bought used car with a blown head, poured it (Blue Devil) in an the car went down the road. No warranty from the sales lot.
    Sodium Silicate seems to be the predominate ingredient in most of this stuff. I figure it's a good band aid until. . .
    Best case it fixes your ills and you get to drive longer before repair. Worst case, maybe your out a few bucks for some potential snake oil.
    Your mileage may vary.
    Would I hesitate to drive coast to coast after pouring this in?
    Not at all.
    I would have enough money to either get a plane ticket back home or enough cash to buy another vehicle en route.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-03-2019 at 07:09:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Bruce,

    Frankly I'm leary of Sodium Silicate due to my experience with the Terraplane back in the '40s.

    For that cross country drive, on a temporary basis, I suggest a couple of containers of Fine Ground Black Pepper or other finely ground spice. Have to repeat three or four times per year.

    I did a little research and see there is one product out there which does not contain Sodium Silicate. Did not save a link to it!

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-03-2019 at 14:50:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • hit the link and start again.
    Funny how you always have enough time to do the job correctly the second time.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-03-2019 at 17:40:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks again Bruce!

    K-Seal is one that does not have Silicone Silicate in it. Found it through your link.

    Island Mike    Posted 11-02-2019 at 09:41:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It is still showing further down the page.

    Island Mike

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-02-2019 at 10:44:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks! I had looked and missed it. Almost missed it on this look.

    I once put Water Glass (Sodium Silicate) in a 1936 Terraplane engine. Totally blocked the circulation.

    So I will trod carefully!


    John in Mich    Posted 11-02-2019 at 19:27:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Are you refering to a Hudson Terraplane? The last active Hudson dealer is in Ypsilanti, Mich. about 4 miles from my house. Also, in the late 1940s, I helped my father build a hay wagon using 2 Hudson Terraplane axles and sold it to my grandfather. I have retrieved the running gear and have a rotted wood frame, the 2 axles and four 4 lug wire spoke wheels sitting behind my barn. I used to think about rebuilding it but that is not going to happen.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-02-2019 at 20:01:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Re-did some of my research. The Terraplane was built by Hudson Motor Car Co. as was the Essex.

    For 1932 and 1933 it was the Essex-Terraplane. Then from 1934 through 1937 it was only Terraplane and as I stated earlier in 1938 it was sold as the Hudson Terraplane. Then it was phased out completely.

    John in Mich    Posted 11-05-2019 at 06:49:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That makes sense to me now. The wheels and axles, I beleive, are 1935 vintage. This is based on my memory of my father talking about it when I was about 5 or 6. I have one hubcap (very rough). It only has "Terraplane" on it.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-02-2019 at 19:40:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Been a long time since I read the history. However up through 1937 they made Terraplanes. In 1938 it became the Hudson Terraplane. We had the '36, my brother had a '37 and my brother-in-law's father had a 1938 Hudson Terraplane. Had electric shift button on the steering column or wheel. I can't remember which.

    That '36 had a 6 cylinder flat head Continental engine. One FAST vehicle. A real pleasure to ride in and to drive. Steering ratio was slow and the steering wheel was large.

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