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Wartime production, Cadillac Flathead parts

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Bird man, May 30, 2021.

  1. Bird man
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 710

    Bird man
    from Milwaukee

    Found these valve lifter components recently, they used Cadillac V8s in some of our tanks.
    They are wartime dated so are presumably mil-sup?
    They are paper wrapped & heavily waxed & I bet would survive for some time in salt water if necessary! Pretty cool.
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  2. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,274


    some of the surplus parts took a while to clean off the preservative. Now you need to find the Caddy engine,....
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  3. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 5,230

    from Ioway

    Cosmoline. The .mil had specifications for everything, and preserving parts and proper storage is a big deal. Amazing stuff they have stored at those depots.
  4. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,917

    rusty valley

    The stuff was in fact wrapped up to be salvageable if a ship sunk while transporting parts.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2021
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  5. when I rebuilt my Cadillac flathead, each main and rod bearing came packaged like that, took forever to open and clean each one.
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  6. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,749

    from NKy

    That’s good protectant , what a bitch to clean without soaking
  7. dan griffin
    Joined: Dec 25, 2009
    Posts: 495

    dan griffin

    Most of the bronze clutch disks for hydros are Mil. surplus from the Cad powered tanks.

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