[SEL] Flood and 1.5 HP Economy

Dave Rotigel rotigel at me.com
Thu Jun 21 17:10:10 PDT 2012

Hi All,
	Some of you saw the 1.5 (1914) Economy engine that I picked up at Portland. It had much original paint, but was in need of a good cleaning before putting it on the repro cart that I also picked up. While talking to Paul Gray he mentioned a product that he had used on several engines that he had done recently. The name of the stuff is "Flood" and you can get it at Lowe's. It's about $10.00 a quart (and a quart would have done the entire Austral, had I used it on that engine.) I was thinking of using the 50/50 mix that Arnie uses (I believe it's 50% kero and 50% KY JELLY) but Flood is permanent, and Arnie tells me that he has to use his mixture every time out! In any event, after some cleaning with gunk and a nylon brush I put a coat of Flood on the hopper. I'm real pleased with the stuff!

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