Oil pan gasket change

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  1. OcalaRoadKing

    OcalaRoadKing Member

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    Hey folks. Need some thoughts on the best and safest way to raise the front end of my 69 RR up. I'm doing some engine work and really need to change out the oil pan gasket, minor leak so I thought I would just get it done. I've heard the K member is an option. Let me know. I appreciate any help you can give.Thanks!
     
  2. quikbird

    quikbird Well-Known Member

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    I have done this job. Pita but not super difficult. Lift front end of car and set jackstands under frame rails around torsion bar crossmember. Remove drag link of suspension. As you are not changing the tie rod ends will not need a new alignment. Problem is front pan bolts. They are fairly tight to the crossmember. May have actually undo a motor mount and lift engine on one side slightly. You can do this. Only requires regular tool, no special ones.
     
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  3. 69hemibeep

    69hemibeep Sponge Bob Square Wheels

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    K-frame is a good jacking point for the lifting then jack stands as Quickie suggested.
     
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  4. OcalaRoadKing

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    Thanks for the quick response. Really appreciate it.
     
  5. OcalaRoadKing

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    Awesome! Thank you!!
     
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  6. John Trickler

    John Trickler New Member

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    I just did mine this winter. Lucky to have it on a lift. As mentioned before, remove the center link. It is a PITA, but with regular tools( 1/4" drive set with universal and 3/8" drive with universal) and patience it can be done. If you have a windage tray, it just adds to the fun of re-installation.
     
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