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Old 09-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: 53 merc oil pan in 35 pu frame

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Originally Posted by denton34@cox.net View Post
I am trying to install a 53 merc motor in a 35 pu frame using Pete and Jakes 34 front end with vega cross steering. the original merc motor had a center sump pan and it interfered with the tie rod and steering arm. I have purchased a rear sump pan here on the Ford Barn but it will not clear the crossmember. Is there diferent rear sump pans ? the center sump pan cleared the crossmember just fine. Help thanks steve

There are only 3 rear sump pans for the late flathead that I know of; '48-'52 truck with the large clean out, '53 "stepped" truck rear sump, and '49-'51 Mercury. Scroll down in the link below to pictures 24-28 for a visual, and place the cursor over the little yellow icon for text and zoom.

http://www.flatheadv8.org/bellhousing.pdf
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