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Question? 38 Zephyr engine color and oil pan removal?

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What color was the 38 Zephyr engine? I did a search and found a 39 Zephyr post that said it was Ford green. Hold true for the 38?

Do I have to remove the cross over pipe to get the oil pan off this beast? My oil float has gone the way of the battleship Maine. I assume that it can be repaired. Thanks

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All Zephyr V12's were painted Antique Ford Engine Green. Yes, you'll need to remove the cross over exhaust pipe and lower the wishbone radius rods. Remove the ball cap at the rear of the wishbone and pry the wishbone down. Be prepare to remove the steering link from the pitman arm also. You might be able to work the new float in without complete removing the pan? You might be able to fashion a new oil float by using a Model A carburetor float as I did. Worst case you may have to loose/lift up the intake in order to start the indicating rod into it's opening in the manifold.

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What color was the 38 Zephyr engine? I did a search and found a 39 Zephyr post that said it was Ford green. Hold true for the 38?

Do I have to remove the cross over pipe to get the oil pan off this beast? My oil float has gone the way of the battleship Maine. I assume that it can be repaired. Thanks

Beltfed- Everything peecher said in reply is right on. I went through this "fun and games" deal last year with my '48 LC. Just remove the pan completely ,that way you can remove any "mud ,check the oil pump,CLEAN THE OIL PICKUP SCREEN! Make sure the float tray is in place. Replace the float, don't try and repair. That brass gets rotten after a few years. While you are at it , paint the pan, change seals, use new "rail " gaskets (gaskets along lower block edge). Have fun ! Larry

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The LZOC restoration manual say the 36-48 engine color paint is "LINCOLN GREEN" a slightly brighter color then the Ford Antique green color. Bill Hirsch has been selling it for years.

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