Dropping lifters out.....

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  1. 1973mach1

    1973mach1 New Member

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    Could anyone tell me whats involved with dropping the lifters out the oil pan? They are mushroomed at the buttom and cant be pulled out, im adding a new cam and timing set, what would I have to remove to drop them out the bottom into the oil pan? Just the cam and oil pan?


    Thanks
    Jim
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    that will work. just make sure you have all 16 of them,
    Before you reinstall the oil pan. :D
    Was helping a friend do it and he left one laying on a rod.
    should have heard the noise it made when he hit the key. :notnice:
    PB
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    OUCH!! That sucks, did he do this after it happened? ---------> :bang:

    :D
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    If you have a Stang with a removable X-member, just unbolt it,the pan, timing cover ( and all the stuff in front of it, including the radiator) And pop them out the bottom. And have fun replacing the oilpan. :D If there's a one piece pan gasket available for your motor, I'd highly suggest you get it, it'll make reinstallling the pan much easier. :nice:
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    Too cold to do it now so i'll wait for some warmer weather but thanks for the help guys. I'll make sure I get all 16 and try to find a 1 peice gasket. =)

    Jim
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    Only after we counted the lifters.





    Then he pulled the pan to find it and a cracked rod and a scarred lower cyl.


    It was sit and stare at it time. :nonono:

    PB
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    I guess thats how you learn, the hard way. But i bet it will never happen again, huh?
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    Damn that sucks man. I better make sure to be extra careful when I put my engine together. One mix up would **** me off so badly.
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    You'd think that wouldn't ya!



    :p hehehe just kidding, thought it'd sound funny hehehe
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    Yea, It was late on a Friday night and we wanted to go to the drags on Sat.
    Both of us were working Fast paced to get it back togeather.
    Just glad that i was working the top end, and wasn't my fault.

    Now I recheck before turning that key.
    All parts and tools accounted for.

    PB

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