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Post by 74Malibu383 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:31 pm

Guys - I need help picking out an oil pan with increased capacity. Here's my problem. I need it to clear both the passenger side Hooker Super Comp header and not hang lower than the motor crossmember. I would just take some measurements of the current one in the car, but it's NOT in the car right now. The motor is being torn apart as I type, and I have no way of taking measurements on it.

Does anyone have any measurements of the distance from the rear of a stock oil pan to the back of the cross member? Also, maybe a measurement of the distance between the headers perpendicular to the oil pan? Or even some photos? I looked through all of mine, but don't have any photos from under the motor?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Post by Biomedtech on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:13 am

Could you go with a dry sump and external tank like these?



http://www.milodon.com/oil-pans/circle-track-dry-sump-pans.asp
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:03 am

I don't think I want to go the dry sump route right now. 2 grand on an oiling system seems a bit much even if it's a great way to go.
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:33 pm

If anyone just has a photo of thier stock oil pan while in the car, it would help me out.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:41 pm

Hope this helps...


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Post by 74Malibu383 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:24 pm

THANKS! So close to what I'm looking for! Would you be able to get one showing how much room is beteen the front of the pan and the back of the crossmember?
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Bryan - I'll try to get one tomorrow morning.

This was on my Chevelle.

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Post by pila on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:19 am

The pan on my Malibu is a Moroso 6 quart, and is even with the bottom of the front cross member, 8 1/2 inches deep.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:16 pm

74Malibu383 wrote:THANKS! So close to what I'm looking for! Would you be able to get one showing how much room is beteen the front of the pan and the back of the crossmember?




Hows this?

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Post by 2fat2fly on Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:58 pm

74Malibu383 wrote:Guys - I need help picking out an oil pan with increased capacity. Here's my problem. I need it to clear both the passenger side Hooker Super Comp header and not hang lower than the motor cross member. I would just take some measurements of the current one in the car, but it's NOT in the car right now. The motor is being torn apart as I type, and I have no way of taking measurements on it.

Does anyone have any measurements of the distance from the rear of a stock oil pan to the back of the cross member? Also, maybe a measurement of the distance between the headers perpendicular to the oil pan? Or even some photos? I looked through all of mine, but don't have any photos from under the motor?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
BIG BLOCK OR SMALL BLOCK, NEED TO KNOW
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Post by Malicruiser on Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:26 am

2fat2fly wrote:
74Malibu383 wrote:Guys - I need help picking out an oil pan with increased capacity. Here's my problem. I need it to clear both the passenger side Hooker Super Comp header and not hang lower than the motor cross member. I would just take some measurements of the current one in the car, but it's NOT in the car right now. The motor is being torn apart as I type, and I have no way of taking measurements on it.

Does anyone have any measurements of the distance from the rear of a stock oil pan to the back of the cross member? Also, maybe a measurement of the distance between the headers perpendicular to the oil pan? Or even some photos? I looked through all of mine, but don't have any photos from under the motor?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
BIG BLOCK OR SMALL BLOCK, NEED TO KNOW
His is a SMALL BLOCK.
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Post by 2fat2fly on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:20 am

Malicruiser wrote:
2fat2fly wrote:
74Malibu383 wrote:Guys - I need help picking out an oil pan with increased capacity. Here's my problem. I need it to clear both the passenger side Hooker Super Comp header and not hang lower than the motor cross member. I would just take some measurements of the current one in the car, but it's NOT in the car right now. The motor is being torn apart as I type, and I have no way of taking measurements on it.

Does anyone have any measurements of the distance from the rear of a stock oil pan to the back of the cross member? Also, maybe a measurement of the distance between the headers perpendicular to the oil pan? Or even some photos? I looked through all of mine, but don't have any photos from under the motor?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
BIG BLOCK OR SMALL BLOCK, NEED TO KNOW
His is a SMALL BLOCK.
GO TO SUMMIT AND PICK OUT WHAT YOU NEED, MILODON MAKES A CRAP LOAD OF PANS THAT WILL WORK, I HAVE THE BB 31555, WITH THE KICK OUT ON THE BOTTOM, AND NO PROBLEMS WITH R&R ON THE STARTER AND I HAVE THE SUPER COMP.HOOKER HEADERS. YOU'LL HAVE TO PUT THE MOTOR IN FIRST AND THEN THE TRANS., IT DOES GET A LITTLE TIGHT. AS FAR AS THE CROSS MEMBER TO PAN, (MUTUALLY THE SAME) IF YOU NEED A PIC I'LL GET ONE FOR YOU !
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Re: Oil Pan Selection - Help

Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:12 pm

Kyle - Thanks for the photos. Helps a lot!
Pila - Thanks for the sump measurement. Appreciate it!
2Fat - Thanks for responding as well.

Looking at the Moroso 20205:
Moroso #710-20205
Street/Strip Oil Pan
SBC 1986 and Later Block w/ One-Piece Rear Main Seal
Wet Sump
7 Quart Capacity
8-1/4" Deep
10-1/4" Kick-out
Steel


Going off of Pila's measurement, and Kyle's photo, I'm hoping this will work.

Thanks for all of your help!
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