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Bugeye gets a diaper

David_Doan

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Maybe since it is 61 years old. we should say "Depends" instead of diaper.

I've been working on oil leaks. I think they are all sorted except for the rear main. So it still leaves black oil spots everywhere it stops. Nelson posted a couple pics of a small bread pan used to catch drippings. His looked good but my car has the exhaust pipe bracket on the back of the engine. I decided to go with something shallower and bigger so that it exhaust bracket can stay intact - an old cookie-sheet.

I took off the old exhaust bracket and ran a piece of 2" angle iron under the rear of the engine. This is the main support for the cookie-sheet. The cookie-sheet mounts to the angle iron with about 6.5" extending under the transmission. The front of the cookie sheet is pressed against the bottom of the oil pan. The pan sticks down just enough to keep some tension on it.

Then a piece of 1.25" angle iron under the cookie sheet that extends over to the exhaust bracket. The cookie-sheet is basically sandwiched between the two pieces of angle iron.

A few pics:

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Great idea, any idea on hw to drain and clean other than car up on jackstands, unbolt, wash it out. If it is like a typical BE, 3-5 drops will mark his territory wherever he goes. If it is a bad leak, likely enough oil will accumulate that it will still end up underneath the underside of the BE.
 
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David_Doan

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Great idea, any idea on hw to drain and clean other than car up on jackstands, unbolt, wash it out. If it is like a typical BE, 3-5 drops will mark his territory wherever he goes. If it is a bad leak, likely enough oil will accumulate that it will still end up underneath the underside of the BE.

it’s so shallow, draining would be very dependent on how level it is. My car is very low use, I’m thinking it won’t need to be emptied very often, especially with an oil absorbing pad in it. I was just really sick of the black spots every time I drive it.
 

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Novel idea, but I'd be slightly concerned about it being whacked off.
 
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