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    O.K. I must be missing something here. How does one go about securing the adapter to the engine block with these lower two thumbscrews? I know the top two holes of the adapter bolt up to the water inlet port on the side of the block, but dont see how these lower two could possibly mount to the oil pan flange on the block. Main reason is the major diameter of the threaded portion of the thumbscrew is to large for the oil pan mounting holes in the block and the small end of the thumbscrew is unthreaded stub?

    Hope I'm being clear enough.
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  • #2
    Brian, I have not had the commercial adapters in my hand so I cannot be exactly sure. We made our own.
    However I am fairly certain I understand the question, the thread of the thumbscews doesn't fit the pan rail 5/16 threaded holes, correct?
    If I were faced with that I would drill out the holes in the adapter, and use my own 5/16 bolts into the pan rail.

    It is possible someone else on here has dealt with this issue and has a different answer.

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    • #3
      I have the same one. Just put the unthreaded nose into the hole pan holes on the block
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        Brian, it is simple, you mount the two top holes to the water inlet holes and remove the two corresponding pan bolts and the minor diameter slides into the now vacant holes to press against the mount.
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        • #5
          O.k., so then they just press against the pan flange on the block. Seems like it would have been better for them to thread into it. What the he.l do I know. would have given two more mounting points.
          Brian W.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brian in Wheeling View Post
            O.k., so then they just press against the pan flange on the block. Seems like it would have been better for them to thread into it. What the he.l do I know. would have given two more mounting points.
            Brian W.
            Exactly, press they do.
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brian in Wheeling View Post
              Seems like it would have been better for them to thread into it.
              I thought the same thing the first time I used one
              3 ~ Tudor's
              Henry Ford said
              "It's all nuts and bolts"


              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              • #8
                Hey, if you really want to bolt them to the pan flange, just drill out the threads in the mount and run a bolt through it from the top. Heh, I don't care, the results are the same, but I know I have done a lot of work without falter using it as designed.
                You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                • #9
                  Yup! First time I used it I had my doubts also. I called Mr Stipe, the seller, to confirm I had the correct understanding. It worked just fine and held the engine as I rotated it. Try it on faith and the testimony of those who have used it. You will become comfortable with it.
                  BudP
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                  Last edited by BudP; 04-14-2019, 09:29 PM.

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                  • #10
                    I like the added security of a couple 5/16 bolts going right into the pan rail, myself

                    your choice

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                    • #11
                      Hey, I have even used the big block mounting on the rear of the A block with good success
                      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                      • #12
                        There way prevents any cross threading of the pan bolt holes due to minor misalignment.

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                        • #13
                          O.K. thanks for the replies of field experience usin it. I would feel better if it had been made so the lower holes could be bolted. Just because I'm a belt and suspenders kind of guy...I may ending up doing what tbirdtbird says and drill the holes clean and clear so I can run a couple bolts into the pan rail. Drilling out the threads eliminates Russ/40's concern of misalignment of the bolts/threads.

                          Thanks again....Get out and drive them thangs!

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