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Old 03-29-2020, 02:27 PM   #21
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>>> I'm guessing it's that knife edge on the pan that goes up against that cork gasket>>>


Yep, I wound up having to glue a cut neoprene ring from a used spin-on filter instead of the rubberized cork. Cork just wouldn't stay in place. Jack E/NJ
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:50 PM   #22
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I have been using one of Whizzernick's diapers for 3 years. It has stayed on even at highway speeds. I put some pigmats in it in the spring and change them out in the fall. It has worked OK for me.
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:12 PM   #23
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Just remember this; flatheads do not leak, they mark their territory........keep smile'n
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Old 03-29-2020, 06:10 PM   #24
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Just to clear up something (No one so far is willing to admit that ) Ford V-8 motors that have a slinger rear main. ( model A too ? ) LEAK OIL --- that is what the cotterpin in the rear of the oil pan is for ( to keep the hole open so oil can leak out ) Just for fun I will tell a little story. Around the time I was working on the diaper. I asked Jerry Lew

long time member of Golden Gate chapter #1 of the Early Ford V-8 Club ( Jerry has only late 49-53 Fords and Mercurys ) If his cars leak ---- he told me they do ..
Also take a look at most parking spots . It looks like not only Early Fords leak but a lot of cars leak. I am not getting rich with my diaper but I am keeping a lot of garage floors oil free.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:03 PM   #25
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This is my version of the diaper fix. For that normal annoying drip from the bottom of the bell housing where some cars have a cotter pin. Just double up a piece of old towel wrap it around as shown in picture and bolt thru with the existing bolts. Depending on how much you drive change it once a year.
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Old 03-29-2020, 07:32 PM   #26
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I would disagree with anyone who says that properly assembled 8BA's leak.
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:08 AM   #27
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Just an update. Have a couple hundred miles on it now and it's stayed in place even after highway speeds over 70. No more oil leaks on the driveway. Now, to resolve that coolant leak . . .
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:53 AM   #28
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A drip pan is a whole lot easier!
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Old 05-17-2020, 02:45 PM   #29
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Or a piece cardboard on the floor. Sure is easy to change. My wife has Amazon delivering fresh cardboard for me all the time.

But when I need to park on my concrete driveway, I do have a problem. I get a piece of cardboard under there, but I live in the windy city, some days it won't stay put.
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Old 05-17-2020, 03:47 PM   #30
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buy a diaper . $50 (includes shipping )
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:40 PM   #31
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I have used a cookie sheet over the years on different vehicles. Just deep enough for an absorbent pad. Drill holes and zip tie where needed.
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:24 AM   #32
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For me, here's why Wizzernick's diaper idea was a good one: I don't have a garage, and I have a new driveway that I don't want to ruin. I bought a nice big new drip pan, but the wind would blow it around and it would fill with water, leaves, pine needles, etc., so it is a pain to maintain. An absorbent pad would never stay in the drip pan.
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:46 AM   #33
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I would disagree with anyone who says that properly assembled 8BA's leak.
To me, the question is: How long will a properly assembled 8BA run before it starts leaking and becomes a grimy mess underneath? I was around and under a lot of used flatheads in the '50's and it seems like none were clean underneath.
I assumed that the factory assembled them properly, but they soon began leaking. I think we're spoiled these days. A late model vehicle can have 200,000 miles on it and still be dry underneath.
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