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Old 01-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Late flathead in '36

I have these oil pans and would like to know witch one will work the best.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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The '49-'50 Merc pan on the left is the one to use, no problem. The pan on the right is an 8ba style, won't work.
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Will I still need to use the motor mount spacers also?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Yes.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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Thanks. That helps me a lot...
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:26 AM   #6
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Will I still need to use the motor mount spacers also?
If you use the 1949-50 Merc or 1948-51 or so truck pan and 1948-51 or so truck water pumps, you will not normally need spacers in a 1936 frame.

If you use 1949up Merc water pumps, Yes you need spacers.

If you are putting it in a 33-34 frame with truck water pumps, Yes you need spacers.

If you are using Merc water pumps in a 33-34 frame, you need really, really tall spacers.

The other long pan in the picture looks like a 53 Merc pan to me, not 8ba and is not a good choice for early Fords.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #7
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Default Re: Late flathead in '36

I just put a 8ba in my 40, I had to use the 49-50 Merc pass. pan. The truck pan with the large clean out would not fit. Probably because of my dropped axle. I also used the wide truck pumps without a spacer.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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I think the long sump pan was used in the 1953 pickups. They are not common. The center sump types were 49 to 53 Ford car and 52 to 53 Mercury. Most 49 to 51 Mercury sumps have three studs on the back of the sump to attach the starter plate and keep the half bell more stable. In the late 51 Mercs, they changed the bellhousing to a full unit and also started using the Merc-O-Matic more so they deleted the three studs.

The truck pan with the clean out is deeper than all the other 8BA pans but it is a rear sump.

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:01 PM   #9
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I believe if you look at photo closely, the right hand pan is a center sump. Check the drain plug location.
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