Still working on the oil pan, and have been having a real issue getting it relocated.
It would appear that there has been a long standing issue with the front engine mounting, (and possibly others), that has caused the clearance between the front cross member and the oil pan to be considerably reduced.
As you can see a plate has been added under the front engine mount, which isn’t standard for sure!
Will be investigating the replacement of the front engine mounting prior to refitting the oil pan.
I have managed to bend the oil thrower on the front crank gear whilst trying to install the oil pan with a lack of clearance.
So not only do I need to sort the engine mounts, I also need to ensure that the oil thrower is as straight as I can get it without fouling.
Still working on the oil pan, got the oil gallery slotted plug out of the block without too much drama and inserted the oil pump retainer tool ready for re installation of the oil pan. Bought some paraffin today to do a final clean on all the components, before weather permitting painting the pan tomorrow.
I’ve had a good read and check on the forums about how to remove the oil pan baffle on the Model A. This is the method I chose, maybe not the best, but it worked OK for me 🙂
As you can see there was plenty of sludge under the baffle!
I used a combination of 3-1 Heavy Duty Cleaner Degreaser ,soap and water and a pressure cleaner. Might give it a final wash with paraffin to finish it off. Also removed the old rope and cork seals and scraped the old gasket material from the oil pan & block surfaces.