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 Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2019 07:08 pm
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Don Fenton

Joined: Sun Jul 21st, 2019
Steve Stephens wrote: David Kilnapp wrote: Easy to figure out the wick diameter. Here’s the trick I learned from Steve Stephens. Remove the old wick from the spring in the oil cup and measure the hole by inserting the drill bit that fits the diameter of the top of the spring. Check that measurement against what you find for sale (Vintage wire and supply sells wicks) and get the closest size to that measurement (go larger than your measurement to match what is available).I use the butt end of a drill bit to check the diameter of either the hole in the top of the oiler or the hole opening going up into the motor.  I think there is no wick size available that fits pancakes.   The wick should be a "slip fit" through the holes in the oil cup and into the bearing but still fit closely.

There are only three sizes I could find on the market. 1/8", 3/16", 1/4"