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Speed Racer X
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted December 31, 2002 04:05 PM
We are in the process of building a 6" rod 383. We will be using a "Claimer" 7 qt. oil pan with 2 or 3 trap doors from MidWest Motorsports, solid lifters with oil restristors in the block. My questions are; (1) Standard or High Volume Pump? (2) Oil Scraper? (3) Windage tray, and if so, what kind (diamond striper) (Old Corvette style) and so on? Thanks for all the help!!!!!

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted December 31, 2002 06:36 PM
high volume pump---yes.

windage tray---yes.
diamond stripper---no. i have seen too many engines torn down at seasons end with a diamond stripper in pieces in the pan.

crankshaft scraper---yes.

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sdhnc29
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted January 01, 2003 03:42 PM
Be sure to check your MidWest pan over good . This last summer I had 2 different customer's bring in 2 different MidWest pans , wanting me to use these on there engines . A quick inspection showed that both pan's had the trap door's in backwards . In other word's , the trap door's were put in so they would close off the oil from reaching the oil pump .

If it's in your budget , do yourself a favor and buy a good oil pan , with a built in crank scraper . I would suggest a Competition Components oil pan , or perhaps a Canton , though Canton's weld's are not what they used to be .

Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
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tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted January 02, 2003 02:43 AM
Ditto on that. Cheap pans beget cheap problems.

JMillerJr76
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 62
posted January 02, 2003 01:34 PM
agree with steve, and tilley, we have 2 of the Midwest claimer pans, and have had the trap doors break off the spot welds that held them on, also one has a pin hole leak somewhere, not saying they all are junk, just remember the old saying "You get what you pay for"

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted January 02, 2003 03:04 PM
i use a kevko pan. relatively inexpensive and it looks like a quality piece.

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Speed Racer X
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted January 02, 2003 06:02 PM
OK guys, you've got me scared now. A new pan was not really in the budget, but neither is destroying a new motor. I've been looking at the Kevko #1087 pan, it has 3 gates, a scraper, and removable tray. If I use standard main studs (instead of ones for a windage tray), and drop the windage tray and scraper ir will offset about $40 of the $95 Kevko pan. What do you guys think? Thanks again for all the help!!!

dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted January 02, 2003 06:43 PM
We also run the kevko pan and have been happy with it. Seems to be a decent piece. Looks to be built better than a lot of the budget pans.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted January 02, 2003 08:46 PM
speed racer x, there's horsepower in the windage tray and crank scraper. simply put, speed costs money. how fast do you want to go?

Speed Racer X
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted January 02, 2003 09:06 PM
My Dad used to tell me somthing about Champane taste, but a Beer pocket book. Then he also that Race Cars would keep me "Broke and Greasy" but it shure is fun!! Unfortunately I will have to draw to line somewhere and I can give up some HP for a motor that will live. Thanks again for all the help!!!

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted January 02, 2003 09:20 PM
i hear you, they will both get you drunk though!

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 215
posted January 02, 2003 09:21 PM
KEVCO #1087 is on all my motors, use it and forgot the rest of the crap.

istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted January 03, 2003 07:59 AM
Another vote for Kevko. Nice pan, decent price.

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