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Old 10-13-2013, 04:36 PM
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1955 Fairlane 272 No Oil Presure

We have a 1955 ford Fairlane with a 272 Y block 2 speed auto this car is a pretty much original. Coming home from a car show I looked down and oil pressure was zero. No knocking or bad noises. It has a mechanical gauge but I tried another mechanical gauge to make sure that it was not bad still nothing. I also pulled one of the valve covers off and it does not seem to be pumping any oil to the top. I am guessing its the oil pump. Does anyone know if the pan will come off without pulling the motor or anything else that might cause this. So far there does not seem to be and damage.
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One last thing before this happened it was carrying 50 psi going down the road and 25 psi at an idle.

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I'd guess that the pickup fell off the pump. Here's a reprint of the original factory service manual. It will tell you exactly how the pan comes off......
1955 Ford Car and Thunderbird Repair Shop Manual Reprint 8.5 x 11 inches

Here's the original if you'd rather have a genuine vintage manual......
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If it was a chevy you would get a lot of answers. on some of those cars you would have to loosen the motor mounts and jack up the engine and put in a piece of 2 X 4 spacer. then have to rotate the engine to a certain position for the crank clearance. I had a Fe engine and I think that was what I had to do.
I have a Lincoln Y in our 46 ford Pickup but havent done any work to get it running.
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