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Old 12-25-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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I don't have a very big pile of stuff to look at near me. Wanting to do an F1 for my next project. Got most everything but the truck, have an 8BA, floor shift 3 speed and the bellhousing and starter plate. And the flywheel, too, I've mocked all this up. But I only have a car oil pan, won't know until later if this will fit down into the pickup.

Here's the question: I see the pictures of the truck pans, just what is that rear welded on bracket for? And why? Tried to steal a picture off ebay, but it wouldn't let me.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:27 PM   #2
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Mercury uses a right angle bracket.
It's just an added support bolted to studs on the bottom of the pan to the bottom bolts of the starter plate.
In the F1 it is a different shape and welded to the pan.
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:09 PM   #3
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So it's just to brace the starter plate.......and they thought the Ford cars didn't need it?
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Old 12-25-2018, 07:43 PM   #4
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It also braces the bottom of the bell housing on the truck pans. I'm not that familiar with Mercury pans, but I think the bell housing is also braced that that pan, too. You will notice that the non-truck bell housings on the 8BA style engines didn't have any bracing/attachment below the block.
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:23 PM   #5
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Here are some pictures off Epay.


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Old 12-25-2018, 09:45 PM   #6
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for an F1 you will need a truck/merc rear sump pan because the tie rod will hit a car oil pan. I had to change out the car pan put in my 49 F1, by a previous owner.
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:48 PM   #7
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That there is the exact pics I was trying to post from ebay. Thanks, guys.

But is this it? Somebody thought trucks and Mercurys needed more support than cars?
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:59 PM   #8
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Alan: I don't doubt I'll need a truck pan. I just can't see it in my head yet, though.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:18 PM   #9
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You need to show us a picture of your starter plate. You may or may not have the correct one.
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So it's just to brace the starter plate.......and they thought the Ford cars didn't need it?
It does not just brace the starter plate. The starter plate is sandwiched between it and the transmission bell housing which is also supported.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:54 PM   #11
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Hello 26 lakes: I don't seem to have a pic here that really shows the plate. But here's my setup, starter seems to hang right, it engages and cranks over good:
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:55 PM   #12
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That isn't the pic I wanted
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:09 PM   #13
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I took a 8 rt motor apart last week. What do you want a picture of? They are not clean yet but I have everything minus a transmission
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:21 PM   #14
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Hyvolt: What it is I've never seen is; the second pic posted above by Bob C. I've never seen that pan in place bolted to something at that bracket. So I don't understand what it's for. Elementary stuff, I just haven't been around a pickup with an engine in it, or found the right picture on google.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:32 PM   #15
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I'll get you a pic of all the parts tomorrow. Oil pan just ties into the lower flywheel sheild, which is bolted to the trans adapter. I guess it what the thought they needed to do coming from the previous flathead oil pan style. I know allot of modern engines now have multiple tie points

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Old 12-25-2018, 11:52 PM   #16
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I'm running a Merc oil pan in my truck. The Merc has three studs for a bracket that performs the same function, but the bracket went missing. I made one from angle iron and flat plate. Here's what it looks like, whether you do it with the truck pan or with a Merc pan.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:54 PM   #17
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Well, don't get all greasy unless you're going to anyway. Man, we all spend a lot of time scraping crud off. My latest discovery is Dollar General oven cleaner.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:55 PM   #18
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Thanks, Ross!
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:59 PM   #19
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Haven't tried the oven cleaner, but I do use pine-sol for carb dip. Works awesome. Gotta use the name brand original version

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Old 12-26-2018, 11:36 AM   #20
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I believe you will find you'll need a rear sump pan for an F1. The center sump pan was used on cars with independent suspension and it will hit the front axle on a F1. I had a lot of rear seal problems with mine and removed the lower bracket years ago as it was a
nuisance to work around. Never missed it.
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