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Old 12-10-2007, 10:31 PM
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Oil pan removal

Is it possible to remove the oil pan on a 67 camaro (327) by undoing 1 motor mount ? I would like to replace the oil pump and re seal the oilpan.

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I don't think so, but you can do it if you jack the whole motor up a couple of inches. You need to turn the crank until the timing mark is at the 6:00 position, which lessens the inteference from the counterweights. Remove the distributor cap so you won't crack it against the firewall. Undo the fan shroud so the fan can lift it up as it rises. Remove the motor mount through-bolts.

Jack up the motor far enough that you can stick a chunk of 2x4 between each mount and its frame bracket. The pan can now be wiggled out carefully with the motor in this position. If you can get it up a little higher, it makes it a little easier.

I jacked mine up by the balancer using a floor jack with a piece of wood on the jack pad. Some say it's a bad idea, but I haven't had a problem from it in the nearly 30 years since I did it. This was on a '72 Nova, which uses the same front subframe as your Camaro.
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Thanks Jim,
I have the motor pretty much apart, only the block & heads in there at the moment. I'll give it a try
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If you have that much off of it, yank it............You will have less laying on your back, less chance of the gaskets leaking, .......also, you can clean and paint it up to look better.
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Hi,
I agree with Poncho62, Your just
inviting problems by not pulling it.
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I just converted the car over to a 4 speed and I'm trying to avoid pulling the tranny back out, although I agree it would be nice to have it on a stand and get it all sealed properly and painted. Could the motor come out without having to pull the tranny all apart again ??
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Not real easily.....Lining up the clutch would be a hassle again.

Your call, but if you have the hoist, I would pull the whole works. You could keep it all together. If you don't have the hoist, blocking it up will work, but a pain in the arse working under there.
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I agree with Poncho, pull the blame thing out and deal with it on a stand or on the garage floor. Less chance of goofing up the gasket than laying on your back. Go ahead and replace the rear main seal while you have it out also.

Disconnect it at the bell housing, no need to pull the trans.

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.....makes sense, I think I'll pull it out and do it right.
Thanks very much guy's !
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