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Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: February 28, 2018 06:09AM

Has anyone tried the Clark's Stock Oil Pan Reinforcement "Rail", item C13374 in their catalog? Never can seem to stop all of the oil pan leaks in my 1962 Rampside....maybe this will help.

Lee Smith
Buchanan, VA
1962 Rampside

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 28, 2018 06:45AM

That part was introduced and sold here before Clark's picked up the exclusive.

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66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: February 28, 2018 11:04AM

Sealing the oil pan is not rocket science. The oil pan is the lowest point on the engine and almost all oil leaks end up dripping from the pan. I would look higher up the engine.

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: March 01, 2018 06:21AM

I just ordered the pan reinforcing rail. It's not in their main catalog and is kind of hard to find on their website. If anyone is trying to find it, it is part number C13374.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: March 01, 2018 08:16AM

It is too new to be in the current 3-year catalog.
It is in the Supplement.
And should be in the next catalog.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: March 01, 2018 08:38AM

Probably right that the oil is dripping from above the oil pan, although an understanding of "rocket science" would surely be an asset in dealing with the mechanical issues of these wonderful cars.

Lee Smith
Buchanan, VA
1962 Rampside

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: monza66mo ()
Date: March 01, 2018 11:44AM

glivorsi Wrote:
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> I just ordered the pan reinforcing rail. It's not
> in their main catalog and is kind of hard to find
> on their website. If anyone is trying to find it,
> it is part number C13374.


Greg,
Please let us know how it works out. I'm hopeful it will work for me but I'm holding out until I hear some results.
-Art

- Art in Missouri
'61 Loadside

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: March 01, 2018 01:42PM

monza66mo Wrote:
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>
>
> Greg,
> Please let us know how it works out. I'm hopeful
> it will work for me but I'm holding out until I
> hear some results.
> -Art

Will do. It will probably be several weeks before I have the time to install it. Hopefully this is where my leak. Several of the Corvair Facebook guys have installed them with excellent results.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: March 12, 2018 02:40PM

I installed the the pan reinforcement over the weekend. I had replaced my pan gasket maybe 15 years ago and it was starting to leak pretty bad. When I went to remove the pan I found one bolt missing and a few that weren't even finger tight. I dropped the pan, cleaned it, and used a ball peen hammer to flatten out around the boltholes. It wasn't nearly as bad as the pan in Ken Hand's thread, but a few of them were noticeably bent. Per Richard Widman's comments, I applied gasket shellac to both sides of a Clark's cork gasket and installed everything. I went for a 30 minute drive and got the engine hot. The only seepage I saw was gasket shellac oozing from a few of the bolt holes. No sign of any oil after the drive or the following morning.

The frame itself seems well made and doesn't feel like it would add any significant weight to the back end. Certainly not any more than an aluminum pan would. One of the bolt holes was drilled right at the edge but this shouldn't affect function. It is not painted, which is something I didn't think of until someone on the Facebook forum commented about. I have enough other leaks that I suspect it will be oiled anyway.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 13, 2018 06:43AM

I was the one who commented, I painted mine. I messed up and didn't use a cork gasket however. Might have to do it over. eye rolling smiley

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: March 13, 2018 06:45AM

I guess I spoke too soon. Checked it last night and two bolt heads are wet with oil. 4 hours of work and the damn thing still leaks. sad smiley

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: jb_supermoto ()
Date: March 14, 2018 06:57AM

I was one of the first few to get one of these. Before Clark’s carried them. I installed it with the cork/rubber gasket. And new bolts. It has worked perfectly. I have about 500 miles on it now.

JB
1963 900 Monza Coupe
102/4sp

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: monza66mo ()
Date: March 14, 2018 10:34AM

glivorsi Wrote:
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> I guess I spoke too soon. Checked it last night
> and two bolt heads are wet with oil. 4 hours of
> work and the damn thing still leaks. sad smiley


Greg, have you been driving it much since the new gasket and pan rail or is it just seeping while sitting?

- Art in Missouri
'61 Loadside

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 14, 2018 10:40AM

Art, take the two bolts out and put sealer on the treads... plenty of sealer...





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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: March 14, 2018 11:05AM

Matt, specifically what type of sealer are you suggesting?

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 14, 2018 11:08AM

Thread sealer Permatex even a little RTV in the pan hole and on the threads...

WIPE off any excess!! gg





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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 14, 2018 11:43AM

Loctite 592 works well for that kind of stuff. Take the bolts out and blast the holes with brake cleaner with an extension tip. (eye protection) Why do I use that. I ordered a tube on ebay sometime back. It never made it, contacted the seller, he sent 3 tubes to cover the screw up. I won't ever use it all.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: monza66mo ()
Date: March 14, 2018 11:53AM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Art, take the two bolts out and put sealer on the
> treads... plenty of sealer...

He means Greg.

- Art in Missouri
'61 Loadside

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: March 15, 2018 06:56AM

glivorsi Wrote:
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> I guess I spoke too soon. Checked it last night
> and two bolt heads are wet with oil. 4 hours of
> work and the damn thing still leaks. sad smiley


I'm the guy that designed and made the oil pan reinforcement rail. And yes I'm selling them exclusively through Clarks now. I have a couple questions for you to try help with your pan leak. Did you tighten them to the factory spec of 70 inch pounds? Tighten them in a criss cross pattern? Did you recheck the pan bolt torque after your initial drive? Hope these ideas help.

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Re: Clark's Oil Pan Rail?
Posted by: redone76 ()
Date: March 15, 2018 06:57AM

And thanks to everyone that's purchased one so far!!! thumbs up

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