I don't know if any of you have attempted changing oil pan gaskets with the engine in the car but I have and it ain't easy. The biggest challenge is keeping the cork strips that seal the timing cover and the main cap to the pan in place while you install the pan. It's pretty finicky. I'm in the middle of changing my clutch so decided I would take another swing at the pan gasket because it was still leaking and my car would leave it's mark after parking for only a few hours.

I had an old oil pan lying around so I cut in thirds so I would have a small sections of front and rear pan. That way I could work easily work with one seal at a time and get them accurately in place. I put some RTV on the timing cover side of the cork strip and put it up into place then installed the pan section not too tightly to hold the seal in place until the RTV sets. I then did the same with the rear cork strip. Tomorrow I will pull the pieces out and then install the rail gaskets and put the three sections of pan back in until the RTV sets. I'll probably install the real pan on Monday. 

I'll let you know how this approach works out. 

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Very glad to here that the 64 oil pan is considerabley  easier to reinstall than the 62 Cadillac due to an improved gasket design 

Reminds me that in the  very lowest corner of the timing cover on the driver side of the 64 429 there is a bolt that has threads on both sides of it —( unlike a regular bolt  ) which is  a help to know when working with the oil pan to front cover location 

Enjoy and Stay Safe 

Kim

Pretty good T and A page covering a lot of history 

Did you happen to recognize Don Garlets next to his dragster motor — “The Swamp Rat “—was the man back in the days he was Drag Racing 

He was always one step ahead of his competitors in his racing days setting the standard in his class - Top Fuel Dragster —which is one hell of a class that he basically dominated for years 

Enjoy 

i remember him,, think he went by "big daddy" didnt he,,, ??   

yall were talking bout Nipples and stuff, so i was just wanting to make sure the correct definitions,, this chick was apparently pretty popular,,,

Kim

“Big Daddy “ is right now that you say it 

Enjoy 

prudhomme was the "snake"

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