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1927 graham brothers oil level float


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Guest Judd Hooley

Anybody have any tricks on putting the oil pan on I can't for the life of me get the oil level rod in the hole lol also any complaints on using rtv for the oil pan gasket

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Is this for a Graham car or truck ? I have a 1926 Paige sedan I am considering removing the pan to clean it as I doubt it has ever been removed. This engine has a float actuated rod on the left side, no dipstick. If you are having trouble installing the pan I had better ask WHY. Thanks..........

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I should really think about my problems more. Yes it is a 1927 graham truck with a 4 cylinder. Mine also has the float acuated rod. A piece of string and a bit of super glue you can pull the rod straight up with the pan. mine has a oil baffle plate installed in the bottom along with copper drain tubes in the front and back it looks factory. let me know what yours looks like. my oil was more like muddy grease that took 5 gallons of gas to clean out.

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The v-12 Lincoln has has float attached to a rod which comes up through the engine to the top of the intake. The float sits in a cavity in the windage tray. One has to wiggle/jiggle the pan onto the block. The trick there is to pull the float stem all the way up and put a piece of tape on it to hold it up while you cuss the oil pan on. Good luck

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Guest Judd Hooley

Not really it was fairly simple. You have to remove the bottom half of the flywheel cover. Undo the oil line and take off the timing cover and Make sure you pull the cover straight up as the oil pump shaft sits in a bushing in the timing cover. Then pull the oil shaft out and take out the pan bolts and drop the pan. I did it this way because I was putting a new timing gear on and suppose you could just drop the pan with the timing cover on. However it seems like good measure to pull the timing cover so the oil pump shaft is in your hands and not bouncing on the floor.

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