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1928 chrysler 72


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I have a 1928 Chrysler 72 which I purchased 90% restored from a deceased estate.

I have not had the car running yet. but because I have no history of the engine 

and as it has no oil filter it might be a good idea to drop the sump ( oil pan ) and clean it out

I have no experience with this type of engine and would appreciate any tips on this work

Is It straight forward or are there any problems to be aware of

thank you in anticipation of your help       (  oil pan gasket supplier ) ?

JOHN

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Try olsens gaskets for an oil pan gasket, or you could probably cut one your self with a decent punch set for the bolt holes

 

any engine with an unknown history it’s good to check things over first, especially the oil pan.

 

have you verified the engine is turning freely?

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1 hour ago, hidden_hunter said:

Try olsens gaskets for an oil pan gasket, or you could probably cut one your self with a decent punch set for the bolt holes

 

any engine with an unknown history it’s good to check things over first, especially the oil pan.

 

have you verified the engine is turning freely?

thanks for the information engine turns over nice will do a compression test later 

when i get an adaptor for my compression tester 7/8 sae to 14mm

Chryslers seem to have quite a following in Australia

thank you

JOHN

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The mid market brands were quite common here in Aus, you see far more Buicks and Chryslers for instance than you do Cadillacs for instance.

 

The American stuff stood the test of time and suit our roads a lot more than the lower/mid end euro stuff 

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Heres my 27 Red Head with the oil pan off. Be mindful of the oil strainer when removing. 

And yes, get the proper gaskets from Olson’s, its a 4 part gasket that is tricky to install correctly

 

 

 

9827CBA3-18D8-4F16-ACBB-12ECDE6A4FE5.jpeg

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1 hour ago, TimFX said:

Heres my 27 Red Head with the oil pan off. Be mindful of the oil strainer when removing. 

And yes, get the proper gaskets from Olson’s, its a 4 part gasket that is tricky to install correctly

 

 

 

9827CBA3-18D8-4F16-ACBB-12ECDE6A4FE5.jpeg

Thanks for the picture nice to see what I'm up against 

what's the tricky part of the installation is it keeping the gasket in place as you raise the pan up to the engine

any tips more than welcome

Thanks  John

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On 6/27/2022 at 7:43 AM, 31 LaSalle said:

Thanks for the picture nice to see what I'm up against 

what's the tricky part of the installation is it keeping the gasket in place as you raise the pan up to the engine

any tips more than welcome

Thanks  John

I have seen folks use string to hang the gasket on the block before installation.

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Sometimes it's a shame to strip down a motor "just to see" the unknown. But necessary.

On purchase I was told my Chrysler 50 had a fully professionally rebuilt engine, done a long time ago and never started ... it was stuck.

The outside of motor including nuts etc was a rusty dusty brown and looked very old.

With oil down plug holes and a long bar we got the motor turning over, it was very tight and dry.

Dropped the sump, a different story, all new and bright crank, bearings, rods , cam, pistons. 

I also noticed the bell housing was hung up about 1mm on one side, so that was quickly fixed and averted a disaster.

With sump on and new oil, I took faith and eventually got the motor running.

Turns out all I had to do was retorque the head gasket and set the valves.

 

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On 7/1/2022 at 4:22 PM, TimFX said:

Here is my pan removal and installation video!

 

1927 Chrysler oil pan removal

That oil pan gasket setup looks an awful lot like the same setup as used on Chrysler product L-6 engines up into the 1950s. You are not supposed to trim the end pieces. Check out a factory service manual for a later car and follow the procedure in that. Or, if you can get your hands on the "Instruction Book" for your car it might be in there too.

 

I am also leery of using any type of power wrench in tightening the oil pan bolts: Way too easy to over tighten and get dimples formed in the sheet metal of the pan’s flange which will make sealing much more difficult.

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Well.. As I was trimming the end gaskets, i was thinking that it was probly wrong and was hoping someone would point that out..

 

And I only used the screw gun to get the first few bolts going because it was a real task trying to reinstall the pan by my self. 

 

Good times!

 

 

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