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Old 04-30-2020, 03:54 PM   #1
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I’ve been going over some things on a 31 roadster I just got. I dropped the oil pan to check for sludge - not too bad, a little on the bottom. It’s been a few years since I removed the pan on an A, but I remember the oil pump coming out with the pan. This one’s bolted on the side of the engine, I’m pretty sure this is incorrect. Should I reinstall the pan, remove the bolt and put in a plug? What are the ramifications of leaving it like this?
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Yes, i would remove the bolt and install a plug. Unfortunately if it really is a bolt they more than likely screwed up the threads in the block as they are/were ⅛" pipe thread.
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Wonder if previous owner forgot to take the bolt out and reinstall the screw plug.


The screw plug https://www.brattons.com/plug-for-va...-manifold.html


When you took off was pan, was/is there a large spring on the bottom of the pump?
When you put the pan on, the spring holds the pump up into the motor.


The spring https://www.brattons.com/oil-pump-retainer-spring.html
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Wonder if previous owner forgot to take the bolt out and reinstall the screw plug.


The screw plug https://www.brattons.com/plug-for-va...-manifold.html


When you took off was pan, was/is there a large spring on the bottom of the pump?
When you put the pan on, the spring holds the pump up into the motor.


The spring https://www.brattons.com/oil-pump-retainer-spring.html
The spring is still on the bottom of the pump
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