According to what I've read, there should be approx. 1" of clearance between the oil line fitting in the transmission "door" and the bottom of the floor boards.FredS wrote: ↑09 Jan 2023, 07:06 That's interesting. I have questions.
- Is the aftermarket oiler top plate inside the vehicle or is it under the floorboard?
- Does the engine set on hard motor mounts? If it's that close a fit I'd think engine torque would make the oiler tube hit the floorboard if the mounts are flexible.
- I wonder if the Ford Faithful system came with an aftermarket floorboard or a 'bubble' that could be installed over a clearance hole cut in the floor?
The old floorboards weren't original and looked they they were hacked with an ax(!) Closed body Model Ts (Fordors, coupes and Tudors) had different floorboards than roadsters and touring cars so I'm hoping the solution will be fitting the correct floorboards.
Model T engines can certainly benefit from increased lubrication to the #1 bearing and the Ford Faithful is a well regarded aftermarket accessory---in fact it's still being marketed!
The very notion of trying to shim the body to add clearance kind of makes my brain hurt.