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Author Topic:   oil pan with shoenfelds
eborcim
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Total posts: 303
posted April 19, 2004 01:43 PM  
Okay, when the starter goes out and you need to change it, what racing oil pan works best with Schoenfeld headers on a metric street stock with engine in stock location? Almost have to pull the engine to get the starter out now. I have a Kevko 7qt oil pan on it.

Drogo99
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted April 19, 2004 03:26 PM  
Good luck...I have to pull my headers to change the oil......I'm sure if a had to change the starter I'd be pulling the engine.

They way my season has been going I'm gettin pretty quick @ pulling the motor.

nut3d
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posted April 19, 2004 06:19 PM  
In my modified i'm running a stock pan and it is working good for me. I would try that route. if u don't want the 7qt pan i'll take it off ya hands though. I would also try a mini starter

eborcim
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posted April 19, 2004 06:49 PM  
Drogo you have to pull the headers to change oil? or just to get the oil filter off? I use a short Wix filter that slips right out. But the starter dealy is a pain in the tuckus. I was looking at a Canton Pan for a metric chassis that has a slope on the right side kickout. Wonder if that would work better.

DEEDDUDE
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posted April 19, 2004 08:02 PM  
eborcim, i have a canton that is made for the metric. The motors is in the stock location and I had to cut the x-member up to get the motor in. Cannot get to the starter and pry or remove the header on the left to change oil filter. good luck. the milodon claimer pan is a good one.

Drogo99
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posted April 20, 2004 05:52 AM  
I use the short filter and it works, but I have to pull the header to get the oil plug out.

UNVRNO
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posted April 24, 2004 04:19 PM  
why not just drill a hole in the pan and put a drain where you can reach it. I allways put a drain on the rs because the oil behind the gates never gets out if you use the stock drain hole.

just weld in a nut and use a bolt with a nylon washer..

stockcar5
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Total posts: 578
posted April 24, 2004 05:00 PM  
i run a metric with shoenfelds and a kevko 7 qt pan. i can change the oil no problem and i can get the filter off. i run the short ac #454 filter,

luke

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eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted April 24, 2004 05:20 PM  
Okay, got rid of the dual bolt pattern mini starter and have a smaller single pattern 153 tooth starter. I have to raise that side of the motor and take out the header, but no more lifting the motor nearly out.

Drogo99
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted April 26, 2004 11:31 AM  
why not just drill a hole in the pan and put a drain where you can reach it. I allways put a drain on the rs because the oil behind the gates never gets out if you use the stock drain hole.
just weld in a nut and use a bolt with a nylon washer..

Good idea....Thanks!

jmd98
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted April 27, 2004 07:40 PM  
I am running the same setup and was not really up for pulling the motor just to change the starter. I cut out a slot from the window all the way down to the floorpan and made a bolt in patch panel in the firewall on the right side. Take out the panel, slide out the header, and the starter is easy to get to. Takes about 10 minutes to get to versus the time and aggravatation of pulling the motor. Was a little bit of a pain to build but it is well worth it. Even our tech man thought it was good idea. Hope this helps.

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