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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: November 14, 2017 08:31AM

Sorry... I meant to type "NORD" lock.

Nord locks

LOL, a Norse lock is a type of lock we use in the trade-show exhibit industry to connect panels together. Haha, NOT a good solution for an oil pan!

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 14, 2017 10:09AM

Depending on the price, I could be in for 1-5...


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: November 14, 2017 10:59AM

bbakerga Wrote:
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> Sorry... I meant to type "NORD" lock.
>
> Nord locks
>
> LOL, a Norse lock is a type of lock we use in the
> trade-show exhibit industry to connect panels
> together. Haha, NOT a good solution for an oil
> pan!

Ha! The nord locks look pretty cool. I'll try those next time

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: November 14, 2017 11:00AM

I'm putting together pricing now. Would you guys want them raw or a black powdercoat?

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: November 14, 2017 11:11AM

You should provide both... some guys will want it "turn key"/powder coated, but I will be painting all of my engine sheet metal the same color, so I'd want it raw.

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: November 14, 2017 11:41AM

bbakerga Wrote:
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> You should provide both... some guys will want it
> "turn key"/powder coated, but I will be painting
> all of my engine sheet metal the same color, so
> I'd want it raw.


Good point. I'll do both

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: November 14, 2017 02:11PM

I really like the idea but two of my 3-Corvairs will have aluminum oil pans. The other will be bone stock. I will be very interested to see how it works long-term.

Nice to see after all these years, folks are still coming up with better ideas!

Enjoy the Corvair.

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: November 14, 2017 06:15PM

redone76 Wrote:
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> Sorry the pics are upside down...


Looking at it that way the pan will never leak .

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 14, 2017 06:18PM

""Looking at it that way the pan will never leak .""


LOL, I was thinking the same thing, hope the top cover gasket is in good shape.

All Kiding aside, seems like a good idea and part.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
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2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: November 14, 2017 06:20PM

redone76 Wrote:
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> CoCoCo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The extra bit is easy. A stock pan bash/skid
> > plate!
> > Some pop-rivets and a tube of sealant and
> you're
> > bullet-proof!
> >
> > Or better still, now I see a new design
> revision
> > coming attach it to the reinforcing rim plate
> so
> > that the new skid plate simply bolts on with
> the
> > pan bolts.
> >
> > No such thing as "scrap" metal.grinning smiley
> >
> >
> > Paul
>
> Not a bad idea! Have to make an access hole for
> the drain plug and hope oil doesn't drain into the
> skid plate. I gotta ask what in the heck are you
> doing to your car that you'd need a skidplate
> anyway?!?!


Looking at your pan, it looks like some one used the pan as a jacking point.

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: November 14, 2017 08:03PM

I have been told that there are 2 stock pans, one takes the cork gasket, and the other takes a paper gasket. Not being familiar with oil pans, what is the difference, and will this item work with either one? thanks

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: November 14, 2017 08:25PM

On my '63 I have the "square"shaped washers under the bolts,I always thought they were factory apparently they are not I wonder where they came from?

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 14, 2017 08:27PM

vairygood Wrote:
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> On my '63 I have the "square"shaped washers under
> the bolts,I always thought they were factory
> apparently they are not I wonder where they came
> from?


As I stated at the top of page 2 of this thread, didn't Clark's sell those?

WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 14, 2017 08:53PM

Well, I guess I was wrong.
I just went through several old Clark's catalogs and they were not in there.sad smiley
BUT, I know that I have seen those little metal rectangles advertised for sale some where!confused smiley
Did the Penguin promote them at one point?
I do not have any old Underground catalogs laying around to check.eye rolling smiley

WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: November 14, 2017 08:55PM

The ones I saw looked like they were thick enough to stop the pan from hitting
the pavement, in case of a deep pot hole. I don't recall ever seeing anything like that sold through Clarks

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 14, 2017 09:03PM

Square pan washers big enough to guard the pan ? ! ? ! ?eye popping smiley

WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: November 14, 2017 10:09PM

I'll take a pic tomorrow and as I stated,they came on the car and I have no idea where they came from.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed



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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 14, 2017 10:41PM

Buster,
I know what they look like.
As I stated,
one of the vendors was selling them for a while.
There is also instructions in one of the "How to . . . " books on Corvairs that shows the correct dimensions for making your own.
But, maybe if you do show a picture, others will understand what we are talking about.

WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: November 15, 2017 01:47PM

My bad..the washers are on the tranny pan,NOT the engine oil pan.I guess I can blame my age lol

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi
63 vert
65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Oil Pan Reinforcement rail
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: November 16, 2017 12:48PM

redone76 Wrote:
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> Not a bad idea! Have to make an access hole for
> the drain plug and hope oil doesn't drain into the
> skid plate. I gotta ask what in the heck are you
> doing to your car that you'd need a skidplate
> anyway?!?!



You should see what my oil pans looked like until I got my driveway paved earlier this year... eye popping smiley
Being on a hill, the rain produced gully washers that would rut the gravel drive, some of which were 12" deep.
You learned to ride the high spots and hope for the best...

Actually only had to replace one pan that leaked from the drain plug. It had a super large plug that I think someone had re-tapped and installed.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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