Oil Pan Gasket

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by pedlcar@webtv.net, Sep 23, 2000.

  1. pedlcar@webtv.net
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    I have a 1966 Amphicar I'am restoring-- I need a oil pan gasket or I
    will have to make one- any help? John
     
  2. Michael Echemann
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    John:
    You should be able to order one up from Gordons or any good auto parts
    store. I don't think it's unique to the 1147cc Triumph but I could be
    wrong.
    Mike
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  3. David Chapman
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    Mike's right, the gasket (but not the actual pan) is common to all 1147/1300
    and I think even 1500 engines.

    Some tips with this:

    Check carefully the bottom of the pan (for reference its called the sump in
    the UK) for holes, in Amphicar they can rot through if water has been left
    in the bilge, look for pitting on the outside.

    Look at the brazing around the plug, if it been overtightened by an "animal"
    in the past it can be cracked.

    Put a straight edge across the top of the pan and use a hammer and dolly (I
    wonder if you have a different name for it !) to true up any flat spots, the
    base of the block is completely flat, check especially the area around each
    bolt, if it's bad you can find high spots by tapeing some wet and dry to a
    sheet of glass and rubbing the top of the pan on it. If it's never been off
    before it'll probably be OK...but....

    Finally DON'T OVERTIGHTEN THE BOLTS they should only be about 15lbs of
    torque, which doesn't feel tight enough but any tighter and the area around
    the bolt will dish and the thing will leak, if worried put Locktite on the
    threads.


    David Chapman in the UK.
     
  4. Bill Connelly
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    > I have a 1966 Amphicar I'am restoring-- I need a oil pan gasket or I
    > will have to make one- any help? John
    >

    Is Hugh Gordon out of oil pan gaskets? If so, and if you can hold on for a
    couple-few weeks, I should have a Herald Engine Parts Catalog arriving from
    England by then. Drop me a line in, say, early November if nothing's panned
    out for you by then, and I'll take a look see.

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
  5. Larry & Nancy Solheim
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    I recently purchased upper and lower gasket kits from NAPA. After having to
    remove the pan (to do it right the second time), they were able to order the
    pan gasket only, about $5.32.

    Good Luck,
    --LarryS

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    From: "Bill Connelly" <billiam@erols.com>
    To: <amphicar-lovers@egroups.com>
    Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 9:38 PM
    Subject: Re: [amphicar-lovers] Oil Pan Gasket


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    > > I have a 1966 Amphicar I'am restoring-- I need a oil pan gasket or I
    > > will have to make one- any help? John
    > >
    >
    > Is Hugh Gordon out of oil pan gaskets? If so, and if you can hold on for
    a
    > couple-few weeks, I should have a Herald Engine Parts Catalog arriving
    from
    > England by then. Drop me a line in, say, early November if nothing's
    panned
    > out for you by then, and I'll take a look see.
    >
    > ~Bilgemaster~
    >
    >
    > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    > amphicar-lovers-unsubscribe@egroups.com
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