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Old 09-30-2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default 46 F/H oil pan removal

I am in the process of bringing back a 46 with F/head
Have front body off frame, all bolts removed, steering arms removed. Have turned crank around through every possible position. Pan is loose, engine is raised 3 inches.
Seems to be hitting something internal in rear area that will not allow pan to come out. I seem to be missing something as it will not come out.
Any suggestions or help?
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Old 09-30-2020, 10:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: 46 F/H oil pan removal

Are you sure all the bolts are out? There is a bolt at the rear that is somewhat difficult to locate. if the pan is dropping down a bit all the way around it is more likely hanging up on the oil baffles in the pan.
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: 46 F/H oil pan removal

did you put a block of wood--10 to 12" long under the wishbone ball socket/frame if you did not do this the pan will not pull down and clear the pick up tube for the oil pump
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:31 AM   #4
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Default Re: 46 F/H oil pan removal

Thank you both very much. I am 99% sure all the bolts are out. The pan seems loose, it feels more like an internal hang-up (baffles) as mentioned.
I am not quite sure I understand woodieman's comments so will have to look later today once back at the house.
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: 46 F/H oil pan removal

I remember I had to jack up my motor quite a ways to get the pan off, but that was an 8BA, pan was catching on the counterweights.
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:28 AM   #6
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Success and many thanks to all. The dust cover was still attached. I had assumed the pan would drop without removing it, wrong! Thank you everyone for your help
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