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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 08, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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oil pan torque?

Does anyone know the torque specs for an oil pan using felpro's one peice gasket?
It's the one with the metal inserts in the bolt holes.

I found 72 inch/lb for the 1/4" bolts, 144 for the 5/16"s, for a standard gasket... nothing for the one piece. It came with the pan, no packaging or instruction sheet.





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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 08, 09:59 AM
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Re: oil pan torque?

The metal inserts are torque limiters, and the torque specs you gave are standard grade 5 dry torque values and good enough. It's a very forgiving gasket. Don't forget the dab o silicone at the corners.

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with those torque limiters in there I use my highly calibrated hand to torque to tite-a-nuf.

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with those torque limiters in there I use my highly calibrated hand to torque to tite-a-nuf.
Ha, personally I'm of German decent so the torque spec that I use is "Gud-N-Tite", LOL!

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Jim's trying to put a little extra pride in this build. I say go for it Jim, I've torqued pan bolts before.

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Make sure you get it good and tight , i wouldn't want it to fall off when i take it for a blast in yellowstone .
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Make sure you get it good and tight , i wouldn't want it to fall off when i take it for a blast in yellowstone .
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Cool, does that mean this time she'll be worthy of some "Mark abuse"?

I went with 140 on the corners, the rest at 60. Darned Ace didn't have any cute lil button head stainless bolts, so I got 3 pan bolts that don't match... I then left Ace without getting the fittings for the oil pressure senders, so now I gotta go back. Ain't gonna repeat my "shoot oil on the cieling" performance like the last build.

Snowblower just ran out of gas at "almost done." Time for some lunch, finish "blowing", run to Ace, and should be back at it in an hour or so.

I did slide the roller lifters into thier bores just for fun.





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I will treat your car like i do mine , drive it like a stolen rental .
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I will treat your car like i do mine , drive it like a stolen rental .
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Mark, still brings a smile to my face when I think about that 1st gear smoke job you did on that ricer in Billings last year.
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Jim, looks like motor is ready for dyno. Why do you have emblem cover on left side? Or am my eyes going on me too.

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Re: oil pan torque?

My old manifold was rigged with an oil fill tube, so I bought 2 left side valve covers as I didn't need an oil fill and didn't trust it not to leak.

Dunno what I'm gonna do now... Probably fill it thru the llil hole with a tiny funnel and lots of time. I could open up the filler hole in one of the valve covers, it's cast in underneath, but I still don't trust em not to leak.

And ya, she is lookin pretty ain't she?

Family made me shut down the cam, suckin our bandwidth. More later maybe, need to put some stuff in front.

Came out with 7.25" pushrods.





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Good deal, you been at it most all day. You are still ahead of the winter.

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... Came out with 7.25" pushrods.
That sounds better than the 7.1" we talked about the other night
I've never had one come in much off from that with a roller and alum heads.

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My old manifold was rigged with an oil fill tube, so I bought 2 left side valve covers as I didn't need an oil fill and didn't trust it not to leak.

Dunno what I'm gonna do now... Probably fill it thru the llil hole with a tiny funnel and lots of time........
My '67 is that way and it does take awhile to put the oil in. I got one of those funnels that has a tube and valve on the bottom of the container. Wedge the container in against something, fill it up and just crack the valve to let it fill.
Now the only other thing I've wondered about is that the engine might not be breathing well enough. Something to consider I guess.

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Ain't gonna repeat my "shoot oil on the cieling" performance like the last build.
He, He, been there, done that Jim, LOL!!!

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