Yesterday, I started off by prettying up my oil pan which I made worse by dragging on the ground removing it from the car.
After some sanding.
After some spraying. It was a bit runny cause the paint can was about 5 years old.
Out of curiosity, I pulled apart my new oil pump to compare it to my high volume one. The hv one has larger vanes and a larger body. My old hv also had tighter clearances between the vanes and the vanes to the side walls of the pump by .002 of an inch. Not sure if that means anything. Since my old hv was just fine inside; I decided to reuse it.
Today started with some measuring. I wanted to make double sure of the pickups distance from the pan's bottom then have Carl weld it on. At first, I forgot to add the pan gasket as it is a thick one piece one.
That would've been a 1/4 inch difference. Good catch before the welding.
This was after my third try at using clay and still off.
Holding a camera, a tape measurer, and a straight edge with only two hands is tough.
I never noticed that the first rod journal one the crank is drilled, but the others aren't.
In order to change the rear main seal, you have to remove the rear main cap. Duh. Yep, I didn't realize that.
The bearing stayed up there. Right after I shot this pic, it fell off and hit me in the head. OW!
Here's the main cap with it's bearing and the new seal. How's that bearing look?
The main journal feels a bit rough across it. I guess I need to start planning a rebuild of the short end. The new seal is in there.
The oil pump with the pickup welded on. That's the oil pump drive shaft from Moroso. Stock one had a nylon end on the left side.
I think I'm getting the hang of this new camera.
Felpro's one piece pan gasket comes with four of these nifty plastic screws that will hold up the gasket and the pan until you get the other bolts started. I'm keeping them things.
The gasket kit includes new, longer bolts and star washers because of the gaskets thickness.
Good news. No leaks, yet. Oil pressure is up across the board.