I was lucky to buy a pan for my 1911 Torpedo project at Chickasha and I would like to install a oil damn . I read how to do this somewhere but can't remember were . Does any one know were I can get information on how to do this .
Terry Horlick did a lot of work checking out oil dams and posted quite a bit of info.
I installed one on my '12 Torpedo. Make sure you drill a couple of holes to allow the oil to drain out after you stop so that any crud doesn't get trapped there. You also have to check your clearance for the rod throw. I have a Bill DuBats counterbalanced crank which I had to adjust for.
This one turned up with a 16 I had bought, simple to do if you have a spare inspection plate to cut a dipper out of.
Frank -- That's pretty slick!
Perry -- If you do any welding on your pan, be sure to have it straightened afterward. The welding will warp it.
now fellas... help me out here. I am putting a 3 dip engine back together and I was planning on on putting dippers on the rod caps to aid in oiling. will the dipper on rod #4 hit the bottom of the pan if it doesn't have a dipper welded in? Sorry for the only kinda related question
Nathan, There is nothing there to dip into but no.4 rod gets all kinds of oil from the flywheel, the one I would worry about is no.1 rod pulling hills!
okay. but im good to put dippers on all four rod caps right? im not going to run into any clearance issues right?
Yes, all 4 dippers and no clearance issues.
Nathan -- No clearance issues, but as Joe said, there is nothing for the 4th rod's dipper to dip into. I don't know whether it does any good or not, but I put dips on the 4th rod out of habit. Maybe it will scoop up some of that "oil fog" that's floating around in there.
Here is the link from Terry Horlick, from older post with details on his 'mountain pan' for the 3 dip crankcase.
I agree that you must straighten your pan AFTER you braze your dam in place!