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Old 11-27-2019, 05:01 PM   #5
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Re: Fel-Pro blueline pan gasket

Originally Posted by geezer#99 View Post
If you jack the motor up a couple inches it will come out. Be mindful of the distributor cap and the bottom rad hose.
I slide a 2x2 between the mount and tower to give enough room.
Sometimes you need to hand crank the motor over enough to swing the front rod journal up out of the way.
And always remove the negative battery cable. No sparks wanted.
With an old or new pan Iíve got in the habit of installing them dry. Just bolted on lightly at the four corners. Put a small flashlight inside the pan and youíll easily be able to see any gaps on the sides and how parallel the gap is on the ends.
Iíve had stock and aluminum pans not fit well.
At least with steel you can wack them back into shape.
Sounds like youíve done this a couple times. Thats the kind of useful advice I was looking for, thanks Geezer.

With what I just spent on the aluminum pan Iím hoping it fits nice. Iím not sure I can bring myself to install it again dry though, Iíll use the light trick and see how it looks.
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