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Old 03-11-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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School me on oil pans

Needing an oil pan for my BBC Mark IV. There are so many choices out there I'm not 100% sure on where to start.

This engine is a 489 with a forged eagle 4.25" stroker kit. So I know I need a pan that will clear that much stroke. I've put a lot of money into this engine and I don't want to skimp on the oil system. I've found a moroso oil pan kit on Jegs that seems like a decent setup, but for a few more bucks I can get one with a windage tray and a crank scraper. These kits come with everything needed for the oil system.

I want a pan that will clear my stock crossmember on my 2wd. I just dont know how deep of a sump to get and how many quarts capacity pan to get.

I've been shopping in the street/strip category. Any other info I need to provide just let me know. Thank you.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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Re: School me on oil pans

Several oil pans on the market ranging to over 500 bucks....for street use, I would not spend the money, make sure the oil pan clears the crank and call it good. scrapers are not needed...unless you have tons of cash, buy it !!!!
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: School me on oil pans

If you are a subscriber, Engine Masters latest episode was about oil pans. They test factory stock and off the shelf Milidon with baffles. Basically it did make a difference of quite a few HP but all at high RPMs. I forget the exact numbers but it made a surprising difference. But, just as high RPMs.

There are other advantages but it really depends on your use and needs if it was worth it. Racing, absolutely!

PS There was a lot of information on this show. If you are not Motor Trend Subscriber it will come out on YouTube in a few weeks. This was the last video they did and I think it would be well worth watching. You can see the results on the dyno and they talk a little about theory and practicality. I learned a lot watching it.

Here is the teaser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhG9NZOiqqo

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Old 03-11-2018, 11:18 PM   #4
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If you installed a HV oil pump, you should have more than 5 qts of oil. If you don't have room for a larger oil pan, change the oil pump to a standard volume oil pump.
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:56 PM   #5
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Re: School me on oil pans

first off, what's it going into? truck/Car? Lowered bags? You don't want the pan's sump to hang down to low (below x-member) Thats how i would choose one and 7qt should do it. Plenty out there. 1st pic summit cheap 2nd milodon more $$$
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:25 PM   #6
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Re: School me on oil pans

I'm running a 496 stroker kit in my 67 c10. I used a stock truck big block pan with no issues. don't think you need to worry about any clearance issues with the 4.25 stroke.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:01 PM   #7
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I will have to check out that episode when it comes out. I did watch the episode on air cleaners - pretty interesting stuff!

I haven't installed an oil pump. Actually haven't even bought one yet. I was probably just going to buy the kit which will come with the oil pump as well.

This is going into my 69 2wd c10 pickup. I have 2 1/2" drop spindles with stock height springs. So it's not going too low. I guess I was never worried about it dragging on the ground or anything. I'm just worried about the pan interfering with my stock crossmember.

Tiger joe - that is interesting... when I was looking at pans the details state on the site for stock pans that they aren't cleared for more than a 4" stroke. So I guess I started looking into the deeper pans. I guess I have the stock one on there now. Engine is on engine stand. I've turned it over a few times, never really felt the crank rubbing. How does your pan handle that engine?
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Trucks typically have a quite a bit of room for oil pans unless you move the engine forward unnecessarily. Since your truck is lowered, you don't want a pan much deeper than stock. One of the pans that 61K10 posted should work.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:48 AM   #9
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Re: School me on oil pans

I bought Jegís street strip pan for my 427. $220

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performan...50230/10002/-1
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Which Oil pump pick up did you get ?
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:41 PM   #11
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I bought Jegís street strip pan for my 427. $220

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How does your pan fit with the crossmember there? Do you have any pics of the undercarriage?
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:52 AM   #12
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Re: School me on oil pans

Itís still on my engine stand! Iíll update when I get it installed finally. I think the F body pan is the one I went with because sump slightly shorter.
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Which Oil pump pick up did you get ?
I bought whichever was recommended from Jegís for my pump.
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http://vortecpro454.com/

Give Mark Jones a call - he is a master when it comes to oil control on big block chevy engines.
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