I am putting my engine and transmission back together in my 26 roadster. Does the oil pan gasket separate the crank main seal or do I trim the gasket so the two felts meet together? Cannot make the picture load up for some reason.
Mike Bender talks about pan gaskets in this video:
It's a great series of videos
Here's the video where Mike puts the crank seal and the oil pan gaskets in place:
He uses a Model A Ford style seal that seals better than the Model T style. If the crank shaft isn't pitted in this area you can use an even more modern style one piece seal glued in place. You'll want to cut off the excess on the oil pan gasket with any type of seal so no, the gasket doesn't separate the crank seal (well.. that's how Mike puts it together )
I use the model a seal and never have problems, I also use a small bead of ultra grey at the hogs head and small dab where the gaskets come together. It takes less of this than most people think to do the job. As far as I'm concerned felt is only good for a wick. Other opinions will vary. KGB