[Healeys] Pan Mysteries

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Fri May 12 04:36:17 MDT 2017

Since the C-series engine was also used on other cars, perhaps the excess
parts and dimples were to accommodate them, not Healeys (?)

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
AHCA Delegate at Large
Havelock, NC  

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From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob
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Subject: [Healeys] Pan Mysteries

Got a couple of real mysteries here:

1) Oil pans on the 6-cyl cars--don't know about the 100s--have a small, er,
something--tab?--spot-welded on the inside bottom in front of the baffle.  I
can't for the life of me think of any (obvious) purpose for this but, as
usual, there must be a reason else BMC accountants wouldn't have allowed an
extra half-quid in parts and labor to install it (attached photo 1).

2) The pans all have a fairly large 'dimple,' for lack of a better term
punched in the front on the left-hand side (photo 2). All I can think of is
it must have something to do with the way the pans were stamped, as they
appear to be made from a single piece of sheet metal.  I think if it's for
reinforcement, why not a couple or, better yet, one at each corner.  Any


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