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'teen machine
11-08-2011, 05:59 PM
Is it possible to take the oil pan off a small block with the engine still in the truck? I had a look at mine and I could drop the pan straight down about 4 inches....would that be enough to be able to take the pan off?

bremereric
11-08-2011, 09:02 PM
Is it possible to take the oil pan off a small block with the engine still in the truck? I had a look at mine and I could drop the pan straight down about 4inches....would that be enough to be able to take the pan off?Is your pan a rear sump one? If you have to you can hoist the engine a little higher also for additional clearance.

'teen machine
11-08-2011, 09:08 PM
Is your pan a rear sump one? If you have to you can hoist the engine a little higher also for additional clearance.

Yes, I believe it's a rear sump....

bremereric
11-08-2011, 09:33 PM
Yes, I believe it's a rear sump....You should be able to drop it enough to clear the crank. I have an engine hoist that I can hook up to the heads and loosen the bolt in the spool mounts and hoist it up higher.

79dodge4ever
11-14-2011, 05:30 PM
yes its posible but not fun

gdtmdan
12-03-2011, 09:17 PM
I have done this in my 79 w100 you have to loosen the right side motor mount and remove rear angle bracket to drop the pan