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nmaineron
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pans

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Post by nmaineron » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:14 pm

I am looking for a set of non chrome pans and 'D' rings with original size screw holes. Repop is good. Thanks,Ron



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Post by dcmc » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:11 pm

Hi Ron
I have some D rings , are you looking for stainless, or aluminum pans?
Bob 970-209-6472

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Post by nmaineron » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks Bob, I recently got a set of rings from another offer. Appreciate it though...Ron

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Post by 58flh » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:30 pm

Ron---Just as a word of caution----Aftermarket pans are plaged with 2 problems The outer Ex. springs hitting them near the bottom/the latter is ofcourse OIL-LEAKS!---If you get NEW covers I suggest sanding them TOTALLY flat on a piece of glass with sandpaper taped sturdy.You will notice on the curves on aftermarket pans that there is a ripple in the turn near the lower spring area.I have sucessfully sealed mine by doing this simple operation.Another thing the straight runs are not always Level//there over-bent in the pressing process,be sure to straighten them before committing to sanding!//Accurate Eng, ) make the best gaskets//Although I have mine sealed with cork gaskets!//(They must be perfectly FLAT.)-----Respectfully---Richie

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Post by nmaineron » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:50 pm

Thanks Ritchie, good info.I decided to go with the thick "D" rings for that reason and that the pans that I have, have had the holes drilled to 1/4". The thick rings fit good and look like they may seal the pans better than the thin rings. Just have to wait and see.

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Post by Bigincher » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:43 pm

Ron, the pans need to be flat no matter which reinforcing rings you use. If you try to flatten the flange on the pans using the thick d-rings and tightening the screws, you will just break the d-rings.
Spend some time surfacing the pan flanges, and it won't matter so much about the d-rings, or choice of gaskets, or whether or not to use a gasket sealer, and which one.
Everyone has their preferred choice of gaskets and sealers, so you'll get a lot of different opinions there. But everyone will agree that the pans must be flat.

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Post by Andygears » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:19 am

Along with sanding pans & d-rings flat, I rat-tail file covers & clean screws and holes till you can finger screw in the screws without moving the cover & ring at all! That way each screw, evenly tightened, pushes down the flattened surfaces evenly, and no leaks!

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