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Dirtys Speed Shop
01-26-2009, 10:08 PM
Who sells the best oil pan, front and rear seals. My 53 232 has began to drip quite a bit.


01-26-2009, 10:31 PM
Rusty, before you place all the blame on your oil pan gasket, make sure to check the felt seal for the crank shaft in your timing cover. oil from that leak will accumulate on the oil pan bolts (and nearly everything else) and make you think it is the oil pan. Of course, the oil leaking from timing covers were great for keeping these old cars from rusting underneath!


John Clary
Greer, SC
SDC member since 1975

01-27-2009, 02:21 AM
Rusty, any one of us at studebakervendors.com can help you with that, they are all the same cork pan gasket sets, all four pieces are in the set like all pan gaskets are sold.

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

01-27-2009, 07:43 PM
I was watching Horsepower TV a while back and they were building a mouse motor. When it came time to put on a oil pan gasket I about drooled over that nice one piece (silicon?) gasket they used. Those Chevy guys don't know how easy they have it.

01-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Doesn't Felpro (sp?) make a set?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

01-28-2009, 03:39 AM
quote:Originally posted by JBOYLE

Doesn't Felpro (sp?) make a set?

Yes John, that is where our's come from, but there are no better, which is what I think Rusty wants to to know.

StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA

01-28-2009, 06:06 AM
Well, they're "better" than NOS as in they aren't all shrunken and hardened and possibly stored badly for 40 years :) other than that, no, they're similar materials/construction to the original and don't seal any better.


55 Commander Starlight