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Eric Pattridge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted December 24, 2003 07:23 AM  
Is the claimer style oil pan, the one with the baffles, worth the money versus a stock oil pan? Right now I run with just the stock pan on a 350 Chevy and a high volume oil pump. Our rules call for stock or claimer style pan. I know it is more beneficial. If my stock pan will be o.k. I'll continue with it. Thanks

odb93
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Total posts: 537
posted December 24, 2003 07:57 AM  
The style of pan with the baffles cuts down on windage.

That is what I am running.

Raz_900
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posted December 24, 2003 08:32 AM  
The baffle & gate pan will help make sure the pump has oil in the turns. When banking threw a turn on the brakes, the oil will try and climb up the pan. Engine speed and acceleration/decelleration are the main factors in determining if you need a claimer pan or not. The faster you go, the more you need it.

For $75, I can't see not user a claimer pan though. www.dirttrackthunder.com They often sell them on Ebay for around $60.

[This message has been edited by Raz_900 (edited December 24, 2003).]

rico 08
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posted December 24, 2003 12:39 PM  
You probably only need a stock volume pump,all that high volume pump will do for you is pump the pan dry and fill the valve covers full of oil.

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted December 24, 2003 03:50 PM  
General question....

when to use a

1. High Volume?

2. High Pressure?

3 Or both?

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outlawstock17
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posted December 24, 2003 04:15 PM  
i run a ford so my answer may not be applicable to you chevy guys' engines. i run a HV oil pump in any engine that i have an extra capacity oil pan. for what it's worth, my stuff usually stays together for the whole season.

dirtrace
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posted December 24, 2003 04:47 PM           send a private message to outlawstock17   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
If you turn much more than 6000 rpm use a hv pump if you have a good pan.

extra pump pressure and volume just add heat, take hp etc.

10 psi per 1000 rpm turned is the general rule on pressure.

If you have a machinist ask him what clearances your running etc also I never have ran more than 30 wt oil.

fastrack1
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 145
posted December 24, 2003 05:50 PM  
I HAVE USED A CHAMP STOCK APPEARING PAN AND NO TROUBLE AT ALL TURNING 68-7 GOING TO TRY THE KEVKO PAN WHICH RUNS ABOUT 79.95 FROM JR IT HOLDS 1 MORE QUART AND HAS A SIDE KICKOUT ON A STOCK CORE PAN . I HAVE ALSO RUN THE OLD LONG BOTTOM VETTE PAN.

waltonjr1
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Total posts: 516
posted December 25, 2003 12:34 AM  
Unless you run a 7 or 8 quart pan, use a normal volume pump. If not your chancing sucking your pan dry.

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Eric Pattridge
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted December 25, 2003 08:49 AM  
Thanks for all the advice. This is a great forum to ask questions and the help is awesome. I spent 14 years involved with drag racing. Just completed my beginner year in dirt tracking. Didnt race much due to work and our sons first year of life. But I'm sticking with the dirt. Lot more fun, more racing, and it costs less. I got about 15 years to figure the setup before turning the wheel over to my son. LOL. Again, thanks and everybody have a Merry Christmas. I can hear future driver just woke up from his nap.

rico 08
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posted December 25, 2003 09:01 AM  
The high pressure pumps have the high pressure spring installed,actually the clearances in the engine determines how much oil pressure it will have.The best engine i ever had only held 45 lbs pressure at 7500 rpm,i think something was wrong in the cam baring department but it lasted for years

zeroracing
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posted December 25, 2003 06:55 PM  
dont get a claimer cheapy pan get a kevko they are very afforadble and work much better. i have had a cheapy and have oil problems dropping pressure, but the kevko works great 3 years no problems, even in my mod on three wheels it holds perfect oil pressure.

dan ferry
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted December 26, 2003 05:36 PM  
just a suggestion here from experience. buy the moroso claimer pan from speedway or somewere and the proper pickup tube itll bolt on the pump dont reccomed the style with the zues fastners in the pan i guess these trays are removable but if the fastners come loose you know the rest.

Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted December 26, 2003 05:46 PM  
I have a stock appearing Kevco with the pick up. Perfect shape! I'd let it go for $65 and shipping. 37659

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