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Old 10-12-2020, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default 1932 Ford 4 cylinder engine tins question

Looking to learn some more about the Deuce.
What's the correct name for the metal covers located along side of the four cylinder engine in the 1932 Ford chassis? Our Deuce sedan has one on the right side but the one on the driver side is missing should there be one on this side also?
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:12 PM   #2
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Should be on both sides.
We always called ‘em engine pans.
They are usually both missing.
The last model A I worked on, a ‘30 roadster with a Russian B engine, has both pans.
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Looking to learn some more about the Deuce.
What's the correct name for the metal covers located along side of the four cylinder engine in the 1932 Ford chassis? Our Deuce sedan has one on the right side but the one on the driver side is missing should there be one on this side also?
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I always called them engine splash pans. Do your homework before you go shopping. I assume you have a copy of "The 1932 Ford Book" from the Early Ford V8 Club. There is an early drivers side pan without the cut out for the brake rod. There is also a different drivers side pan for the BB trucks with a larger depression to clear the larger truck steering. There are also different pans for the right hand drive cars.

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Old 10-12-2020, 09:47 PM   #4
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Here's a photo of the most common variety from the V8 Club book that Charlie cites. Note the slot to clear the brake rod in a serious front spring jounce. Model B engine splash pans seem to have survived better than the V8 versions, likely because they don't interfere with normal engine compartment service routines as do the V8 versions when it comes to replacing the exhaust system forward of the muffler.
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Old 10-13-2020, 01:08 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys we now know what to look for when hunting for the missing engine splash pans.
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Thanks Guys we now know what to look for when hunting for the missing engine splash pans.
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If you need a driver's side I've got a few floating around.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:04 PM   #7
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Are 4 cylinder pans the same as V8
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:03 PM   #8
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Are 4 cylinder pans the same as V8
They are totally different.

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Old 10-20-2020, 06:19 PM   #9
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Night and day difference (compare the photos in the two threads running side by side at present herein, both of which you have participated in).
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Old 10-20-2020, 11:00 PM   #10
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In all the original 32's I've seen I can't remember seeing those on any cars, so they must be pretty rare. What were they designed to do and did they work as designed?
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Old 10-21-2020, 06:29 AM   #11
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Fairly rare, but not unheard of; for example six of seven of the more or less original '32s in the Regehr auction in Kansas later this week still have their engine splash pans intact, both fours and V8s.


The purpose was to keep the ignition system dry by preventing rain water from being splashed up into the engine compartment by the front wheels, hence "splash pans".
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In all the original 32's I've seen I can't remember seeing those on any cars, so they must be pretty rare. What were they designed to do and did they work as designed?
AND you can say that for just about all the years hence forward, 33.34.35 etc etc.....Unless the owner is more "concours" minded MOST years you will find them "missing". It's my first "go to" item when looking at cars engine bay, "usually" IF the car has its "engine tins" take notes from there on because the owner "generally" has paid attention to the "Details". JMO
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:21 PM   #13
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Thanks David and Rockfla for clearing that up for me, when I bought my 32 it did not have those
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Thanks David and Rockfla for clearing that up for me, when I bought my 32 it did not have those
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When most people acquire their car they weren't there to start so IF you are not "versed" on the year THEN most don't even know they had them!!! As DavidG said, they were "generally" tossed aside long ago as they were seen as a PITA (Just in the way) and I'm sure most thought "unnecessary"!!! That is why, NOW they are thin on the ground as they were gone long ago and not removed by the car owner and saved in the rafters of the garage AGAIN as DavidG said "TOSSED"!!!!
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If you need a driver's side I've got a few floating around.



I'm interested tried sending you a PM but your mail box is full. Please send me a PM with contact info.
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Old 11-06-2020, 05:52 AM   #18
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A set of V8 ones on EBAY now.$980.
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Old 11-06-2020, 06:50 AM   #19
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Despite the seller's claim, only the right side pan of the pair is for a '32 V8. The left side pan is for a four (note the absence of an opening for a crossover pipe).
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David,I hope you mentioned it to the seller.
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