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Old 12-31-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default 1937-40 Engine Splash Pans

I Have a '37 Ford with a 85 hp engine and was hoping that someone wiser than me could give me some help. I am attempting to install the driver's side engine splash pan on a full up car. I've disconnected the Drag Link from the Pitmann Arm and dropped the Tie Rod end from the spindle on that side. Iive tried to get the Pan on but it looks as though i will have to pull the Pitman Arm to accomplish this. I Have a Puller but was wondering if anyone out there might have a better way to offer up that pan to its m ounted position.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:33 PM   #2
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I think you are going to have to remove the pitman arm to get the pan on or off. Don't move the steering wheel and you should be able to just slip the pitman arm off and back on without having to do any adjustments.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1937-40 Engine Splash Pans

To avoid removing the pitman arm. I cut the splash pan at its narrowest place right near the round hole with a hack saw and was able to gently bend it around to it would slip on. I then used a small piece of sheet metal and a sheet metal screw to "rejoin" the cut. It worked great for many years. Sure made things much easier. When i sold the pans, I just welded the cut back up good as new.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1937-40 Engine Splash Pans

From my experience, most of these pans were cut through there life as 19FORDY had done. In fact, I have come upon more that were cut, then not cut.
It is easy to remove the pitman arm so as to avoid damaging the pan.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1937-40 Engine Splash Pans

I did the same as Fordy. I also made a small sectional piece and painted it black and reattached with four sheet metal screws. It looked great.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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Engine pans, did someone say 37-39 Std engine pans. You wanna see engine pans, I'll show you engine pans. Here's a couple stacks of 37-39 Stds and a stack of 35-36s.
To remove or install a left (drivers side) engine pan, you need to raise the frame and let the front axle droop,(once the drag link is removed) so that you get wiggle room to get the engine pan off without taking the pitman arm off. I've done this many, many times from parts cars without cutting the engine pan, which is the lazy mans way. The only problem is with a restored car you may scratch the oil pan or frame paint.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1937-40 Engine Splash Pans

I can see why a lot of these pans are missing.
I have a pretty pure original '40 sedan with the pans and a couple others without.
The pans make it damn hard to R&R the starter and it seems like some other jobs were harder too, but CRS prevents me from listing all of them!
Unless it's a points car I'd hang 'em on a nail in the barn.
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