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What the heck?

Post by Michael Paul » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:53 am

Good morning, I found this interesting pan alteration while searching through the parts pile at Eric Barrett's.

My first thought was very quick oil changes!
Can anyone guess the purpose?

Have a great day!
Mike
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Re: What the heck?

Post by John Warren » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:02 am

Full flow oil system.
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Re: What the heck?

Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:04 am

VERY HIGH VOLUME PUMP SYSTEM, Erik has been keeping secrets from us!

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Re: What the heck?

Post by RustyFords » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:12 am

Maybe to reach your whole arm in there to get the #$@! band washer. ;)
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Post by MichaelPawelek » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:39 am

Original accessory used by “006” to spread road oil and make the bad guys following slide off the road during high speed chases!


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Re: What the heck?

Post by hpetrino » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:58 am

Michael,
I thought all T's did that without the need for any accessory items. :lol:

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Re: What the heck?

Post by Ruxstel24 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:10 am

Michael P is close...right side up the spout is on the right. Oil flows to the muffler creating a smoke screen.
I wager Kalamity Dick was involved with development and deployment :D


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Re: What the heck?

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:08 pm

Peter pan??? :lol:


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Post by MichaelPawelek » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:34 pm

hpetrino wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:58 am
Michael,
I thought all T's did that without the need for any accessory items. :lol:
What ever do you mean Henry? I’m still using the 4 original quarts of oil I put in my 1919 ten minutes ago!


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Re: What the heck?

Post by 46woodduck » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:29 am

Obviously invented by the man who built "Jiffy-Lube" into the successful business it is today.
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Re: What the heck?

Post by d stroud » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:22 am

DALLAS!!!! That's just wrong!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What the heck?

Post by TRDxB2 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:35 am

Its part of the EZC oil level accessory. Site glass is missing or dirty


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Post by HaroldRJr » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:30 pm

No question in my mind that TRDxB2 has provided the answer. I could not find anything regarding the "EZC oil level accessory", however, I can see how this large diameter horizontal pipe would provide a large enough area whereby a clear cap on the end of the pipe would provide a view of the actual level of the oil in the crankcase. I'm thinking that the car would have to remain stationary with the engine NOT running for a period of time so as to allow the oil level to stabilize and for the clear end cap on the pipe to have the oil (especially black & dirty oil) to have drained off of the clear surface so as to allow clear vision of the actual oil level. I guess a guy would develop the habit of bending down and looking at the visible level of the oil BEFORE first starting the engine for the first time since "yesterday" or whenever last run.

Might be a good idea, except that due to the fact that I (nor obviously a lot of other "T" guys) have never seen one, there must be some problem with it or we'd all know about such an accessory, right?


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Re: What the heck?

Post by HaroldRJr » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:37 pm

.....one other "comment"......

It would appear that installation of such an "accessory" would be quite "involved" to say the least! Looks like this short length of large diameter pipe would have to have been welded to the crankcase right over the two factory installed petcocks that are normally used to check oil level. I guess you'd either install the pipe with both petcocks turned to full open position, or, more likely, the petcocks would be completely removed prior to welding installation of the large diameter pipe. Again, apparently this "accessory" never really "caught on" or we'd all be familiar with it. Interesting post however for sure,.....harold

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Re: What the heck?

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:43 pm

Whatever its purpose, the problem I see with it is that in rough country it could strike a rock and crack a seam, draining the pan PDQ.
The inevitable often happens.
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Re: What the heck?

Post by hpetrino » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:58 pm

OK you guys. I have this figured out. You take the cap off and hook up a big long hose. Then one guy sits in the drivers seat and controls RPM. Another guy pours oil into the engine oil spout ant the front of the engine. A third guy oils the gravel road with the hose.

See. Things are easy to figure out if you just use some logic.


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Re: What the heck?

Post by got10carz » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:46 pm

This is on my 16 valve. The addition of the sump is always packed with oil due to the rotation of the flywheel, away from windage.That way the oil pump is never starved.Hope the pictures show the plunger pump and the sight glass with float.
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