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Re: [Spridgets] Questions on Changing the Oil Pan....

To: "Peter C" <peter@nosimport.com>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Questions on Changing the Oil Pan....
From: "Linda Grunthaner" <grunthaner@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:55:58 -0400
Is that the same for the 1275 motor on the MKII body? Will I have enough
room to drop the pan it sure looks tight?
Thanks Linda

62 California Sprite "Pinky"

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 5:32 PM, Peter C <peter@nosimport.com> wrote:

> To add to Glen's mail.
> Wear goggles... oil will drip while you're there.
> If you're bored, take a look at the #4 rod bearings... prolly want
> changing.
> I use a 7/16 1/4" drive socket with a piece of paper or gum or some
> sort of filler in it so the screws are longer.
> I find a jack under the pan to be helpful holding it tight against the
> block.
> Change the corks (don't trim) or use the rubber if available. (1275s
> only, I believe)
> Peter C
> ==
> At 04:13 PM 4/23/2008, Glen Byrns wrote:
> >The rounded bits are part of the gasket seal for the pan.  It can be done
> >from below if the two Allen screws in the bottom of the front plate are
> the
> >correct length and don't protrude too much.  The pan will hang up if
> those
> >two screws stick through the front plate too far.  Be sure to clean the
> >block and main bearing contact surfaces with a bit of laquer thinner on a
> >rag to get a good seal from the gasket sealer you will be liberally
> >applying.  I would swap out the crescent seals as well as the pan edge
> >gaskets since its hard to get the old cork (or rubber) clean enough to
> stick
> >well to the gasket sealer.  I've used both the rubber and the cork main
> >seals with both rubber and paper pan gaskets.  All seemed to seal well
> >enough if clean and used with sealer.  I use Form-a-gasket #2
> non-hardening
> >out of habit.  Works well enough, every store has it, hasn't let me down.
> >I'm sure most any decent gasket sealer will do the job.
> >A nut driver handle with a long extension and a 7/16" shallow socket is a
> >great help in getting the whole mess snugged up in a hurry.
> >
> >Glen
> >
> >
> > > The front half of the oil pan on my beast is badly dented (DPO).
> > > I have acquired a used spare. It's rusty, needs cleaning and painting
> but
> > > otherwise it's straight.
> > >
> > > Q1. Can the pan be dropped on a MKIII wothout removing anything else??
> > > Q2. Is it a just case of a new paper gasket and bolting the new one
> up?
> > > Q3.  Or will I have to do something special about the two rounded bits
> at
> > > each end.. (a bad description, but I'm not that techical with names!!)
> > >
> > > TIA
> > >
> > > --
> > > Dave G.   KK7SS
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