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  • Tom Wesenberg
    Cheap Oil Pan with Dipper Tray
    by Tom Wesenberg
    Just saw this on ebay, and he has 3 oil pans for only $10 each. It's a good buy if you live close enough to pick it up in person.
    09-29-2018, 07:36 AM
  • Tom Hicks
    Model T's don't have oil pumps.
    by Tom Hicks
    The Model T does not have an oil pump. The engine and transmission share an oil pan, they are both bathed in the same oil. That oil is picked up by dippers under the connecting rods and slung around the engine. The magneto is attached to the flywheel and the bottom of it spins through the sump throwing oil everywhere. Ford had a funnel and tube system to catch some of that oil slung by the magneto...
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    09-24-2018, 09:38 AM
  • Michael M
    Switching to synthetic oil
    by Michael M
    So as not to hijack the other oil thread on here, I thought I would ask a new question in a new thread.

    It seems conventional wisdom says you can mix conventional oil and synthetic. Its also been reported that conventional oil will detract from the superior performance of synthetic oil and reduce its benefits.

    It's also a given that a quart or more oil stays in the tray...
    09-04-2017, 03:12 PM
  • Denis4x4
    What is this?
    by Denis4x4
    What is this bolt next the oil pump? Pan is Model A modified for a ‘39 transmission
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    05-29-2018, 05:51 PM
  • plyfor
    Oil Pan flanges
    by plyfor
    Any suggestions for (simple) straightening method or leveling out the oil pan flanges (mating surfaces to block) ?
    07-24-2017, 10:59 PM
  • carolinamudwalker
    Flood update
    by carolinamudwalker
    Water did not get inside my coup but did get inside oil pan. I drained about 5 quarts of water before seeing any oil. replaced oil, pulled plugs, added about 1/2 oz of MMO to each cylinder and turned engine over by hand several times. Ran engine this morning ( did not realize muffler was filled with water) drained oil again, it was the color of milk. I know I need to pull valve cover off and clean...
    09-24-2018, 08:48 AM
  • dmdeaton
    Oil Pump
    by dmdeaton
    We may have went over some of this in the oil filter thread. I am still a little grey on how the A oil system works. The A has a oil pump but is not full pressurized? Only certain parts get the oil from the pump? Shops machine and add some internal plumbing to get oil to the cam bearings?
    The B blocks have a better oil system?
    thanks guys
    01-20-2018, 07:30 PM
  • Standing Elk
    Not the normal oil question
    by Standing Elk
    Let's see if I can remember enough of what I was told to ask this question. Apparently the EPA mandated the removal or maybe the addition of some component to motor oil?? I was told that the new formula now carries an additional code and that it should NOT be used in our motors. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks
    03-03-2018, 11:16 AM
  • KB9JLO
    Starting an older engine - oil in the dipper tray...
    by KB9JLO
    As a few of you know - I have a 1930 Town Sedan, Murphy Body (March 1930). And she's a little rough. My wife has already named her Millie. The engine hasn't run in some time and I want to attempt to get it started and see what all is wrong and needs to be fixed in the drivetrain. If I don't have to I don't want to drop the oil pan or remove the valve cover to see if I can get this started. The engine...
    10-01-2018, 12:28 PM
  • Mitch
    Starting a car from long term storage
    by Mitch
    I'll start by saying do not attempt to run the motor on the fuel supply from the tank. Pumping debris or old crap gas into the carburetor is never a good thing. This can cause your valves and rings to stick. It will also mess up a good working carburetor.
    Hang an auxiliary fuel supply with fresh gas gravity fed directly to the carburetor....
    04-10-2018, 09:37 AM