Does anyone really use engine pans. I have never used engine pans on all the T's I have owned. I was told they took them off for cooling. They are a pain if you want to work on the carb. Is there really a useful purpose. I would like your thoughts. Sam
They catch miscellaneous parts that happen to come loose on the road! My oil filler cap has been saved by them more than once.
This comes up about two or three times a year. Seem that there are two options. If you want to use them do, if not, don't.
There is also pans for the transmission.
They were on the car when it was new.
That's reason enough for me.
They are great for Mud roads. I use them.
There's even a non practical reason. I had mine off for a while. I do lots of car shows and display the car with the hood up. Without the pans, the car looked weak and incomplete, more like a tractor than a car. It looks more robust and car like with the pans in place.
While I have had them on and now off, more a case that the carb I was using would not allow them on that side and just had not put them back on after the last time the engine was out. I understand the cooling part, they carry the air over the whole engine and not just down and out the front. Most cars had them up into the 30's so they must have been there for more then just dirt.
I understand that they help with the air flow and keep the engine cooler. I plan to put some on once my car is put back together.
Its the same as the new car designs we see nowadays.
Helps the air to flow faster underneath! Hee hee
I have one on the drivers side and removed the exhaust side. With the early hood and no louvers it really helped letting the flow air come thru the radiator and exit.