Here’s my GE ’47-’48 vortalex standfan. I’ve had this 20+ years, 10 of which stored in my sister’s house in Cainta. It’s a remnant from my Aunt’s house in San Juan. I hope to get enough information and time to work on it. I’m not going to even try until I have the correct info.
My mechanic confirmed what I suspected which was that Leslie’s engine was eating oil. I could here the rocker arms clicking louder than usual indicating that oil wasn’t getting to it and it was also spewing out white smoke like a 2 stroke. A top overhaul was necessary so that meant a new piston, piston rings and valve seals (the valves were still ok). The piston below showed the worst of it, streaks of metal hitting metal.