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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by killerbee, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. killerbee
    Joined: Mar 19, 2009
    Posts: 23

    killerbee
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    from new jersey

    I got a 54 merc and the trans pan is leaking because it is all bent up.Does and one sell a after market pan or is this a junk yard item.
     
  2. 57 shaker
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
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    57 shaker
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    from phx.az

    I've straightened some pretty mangled trans pans in my time.If you take your time you can save most just be sure when your done mating surface is flat.Or if your looking for pretty try the bone yard,good luck.
     
  3. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    d2_willys
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    from Kansas

    Mercomatics were medium case transmissions as is the Fordomatics. You should be able to find a pan at a yard, or look on ebay. Sometimes you can find one there. Be sure to look in HAMB classifieds. Lastly try Craigslist. If none of those "pan" out, pardon the pun, then try some transmission shops that have old cores waiting.

    Most yards have pulled a number of transmissions already and should be able to hook you up with one. Best bet is to find a pick your parts yard and look in there. Just make sure you have an old pan gasket or cardboard drawing of the pan gasket when looking. Don't want to crawl under there and pull the wrong one.
     
  4. It is propably a tube on the pan unit. Most of the FE powered cars up to 64-65 will have that style.
     

  5. killerbee
    Joined: Mar 19, 2009
    Posts: 23

    killerbee
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    from new jersey

    Ill break out the hammer and try again.im using a rubber gasket would a cork one do a better job?
     
  6. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    I've personally found that a cork gasket will help sealing in applications where there are surface imperfections. I use a very thin layer of Permatex Ultra Black to help position it and hold it in place. Remember to use washers to spread the load out on the pan and religiously obey your torque specs.

    I have an old set of Moon B/RB Mopar valve covers that wouldn't seal for shit with rubber gaskets. After 4 sets of rubber gaskets, I finally tried a cork set, and they sealed up great.
     
  7. John O
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 96

    John O
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    from Central NJ

    Bee, I have a spare medium case for that car plus a bunch of related stuff, Frank never came back for it. PM me, I live in Whiting, we'll hook up.
    John
     
  8. killerbee
    Joined: Mar 19, 2009
    Posts: 23

    killerbee
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    from new jersey

    Well i pounded the hell out of the pan and its sealed all but one spot. Im going to find a cork gasket somewhere or make my own and try it again.
     
  9. 57JoeFoMoPar
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  10. John O
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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    John O
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    from Central NJ

    Some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a kaiser blade.
     
  11. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    It should be the same pan as a FMX or cruise o matic,I know all external seals and pan gaskets are the same from 51 to 78 and the only thing that is different is the filter.
     

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