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Username Post: oil pan removal        (Topic#367024)
Airlifter 
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11-23-21 06:55 AM - Post#2831318    

I spent yesterday removing the oil pan on the 261 engine. Sounds simple right? Loosen the motor mounts, jack up the engine and remove pan. Wrong. The bell housing is almost touching the floor board and the engine would not move. You would think that with the engine this high the oil pan would come out. Wrong again. I finally had to unhook the tie rods and swing the idler arm out of the way and it was still hard to get off. I might have to remove the engine to get the oil pan back on.

I had posted before about this engine sitting higher than the 235 but could not fine the reason. I bought another set of motor mounts on the chance that the first set were wrong. I had removed the oil pan on the 235 when it was in the car. I still can't figure out the difference.

Thanks. Just wanted to rant

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/'60 261 engine & 54 powerglide


 


rrausch 
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11-24-21 07:59 AM - Post#2831384    
    In response to Airlifter

If the new motormounts are too short, it will end up raising the engine. When I made my first set of motormounts, they were too short, and I couldn't even get the valve cover off--the top was hitting the cowl. Back to the drawing board, and I made a second set that has worked well.

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Airlifter 
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11-24-21 10:45 AM - Post#2831398    
    In response to rrausch

I ordered two sets of mounts from two different vendors and they are exactly the same. I am going to modify one set to lower the engine about 1/2 inch. That still doesn't help the problem of getting the oil pan off.

I thought that maybe the oil pan was larger on the 261 but, if I understand the parts manual, they have the same number.

Thanks for the response

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/'60 261 engine & 54 powerglide


 
Keith_Knox 
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11-24-21 05:39 PM - Post#2831414    
    In response to Airlifter

Here is a discussion about the oil pan on a 235. Gene Schieder tells how to install the pan.

https://vccachat.org/ubbthreads.php/topics/152001/...

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Gene_Schneider 
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11-26-21 07:06 PM - Post#2831467    
    In response to Keith_Knox

The 261 oil pan is a different shape than the original 235 so it will be necessary to experiment.

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Airlifter 
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11-28-21 04:55 AM - Post#2831507    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Thanks for all the information. Will the 235 pan work on the 261 Will the oil pump piping interfere?

1951 styline deluxe sport coupe w/'60 261 engine & 54 powerglide


 


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