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Old 11-02-2018, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Im getting ready to build a French block for a guy, and was wanting to make sure I have him getting the right oil pan for it.
I believe its gonna take the 59A style pan and oil pump pickup tube ?
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If this is correct and anyone reading this has one for sale , let me know..
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:11 PM   #2
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Don't have one for sale, but you want 59A type oil pan, starter and flywheel. I can't say which oil pump and pickup you need, but whatever is compatible with the 59A pan. There is a rider to this, you must weld up or otherwise seal up the vent at the front of the pan and make sure there is a path for oil to return from that area to the pan. I use the French pump and modify the pickup to work with the 59A pan.

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Old 11-02-2018, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Mart
I think I used a stock 49 to 53 oil pump on the last one I built, its been a while , but had to use the 59A pan style pump pickup tube ..
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Ditto on Mart.... Put mine together and hadn’t weld the oil breather shut. Knew right away I had a problem. I ground a small amount of the block where the oil vent meets the block and welded the pan shut!
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:07 PM   #5
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If you need oil pan and block mods for the French block, send me a private message with your email ..... I have done it after Ol Ron and I figured out why at the York Nsra show many years ago ....
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:31 AM   #6
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A rear sump and pan will clear the straight axle.
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