this bracket on my 26 four dip pan is slightly angled towards the drivers side.is this correct or should it be straight across? thank you
It should be straight, it must of been bent (in an accident?) but could be returned straight with a little heat an a lot of force.
Have you checked your pan for straightness. Lots of them are bent. Your wishbone bracket sounds bent to me
Depending how bent it really is, it may not be an issue worth correcting. However, as Les suggests, you may want to check out the pan straightness as this flaw may suggest that the car has been hit at some time and the pan may also be bent in other, less innocent, areas.
I made a tool to check 4 dip pan sockets for straightness. I made it from a scrap rear pan horseshoe, and welded a ball and bracket to it. 4 dip pans are often bent in that area, and should be checked.
Any photos of your tool available Larry ?
A quick way to get a idea on the condition of a pan is with a 4' level. Lay it on the block "rails" and it should lay nicely on the pan flanges back by the transmission with no gaps. Any gaps and it needs to be straightened