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SO i have this pan.. one day i will get around to working on it.

I was thumbing through a clymer guide on pans and in it... it said something about thick and thin gaskets.. thick and thin "D" rings.. and aluminum pans being "early" 50's and rare?

Whats the story?.. most guys i see run chromed steel pans with thin "D" rings... thick or thin or combinations of rings and gaskets? which one works best? and what about the the pans.. what works best original aluminum or aftermarket steel?

Also.. an oil question..

So stock HD's usually have the oil tank under the seat... sort of level with the mid-height portion of the motor. What would happen if i had an oil tank above the motor.. would the oil pump seal.. meaning.. would the oil drain down and the entire engine fill up on oil?

Just had those thoughts last night driving home...

School me.
 

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yeah.. i guess i will have to make sure that that the little ball bearing and spring check valve and the seat for it are near perfect...

I didn't even think about clearance.. geeze thanks for bringing that up....
 

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Thanks guys...

I am going to go with some steel pans i believe.. clean up the aluminum ones and hang them on the wall in the garage..

I just pulled the heads off and the inside is freaking pristine.. hash marks from the hone are brand new looking.. thing just sat for a while.

Come to find out.. the case is '59.. the heads are '56.

Looks like i may not have a rebuild on my hands :)
 
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