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Footlead
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted July 28, 2004 10:12 PM  
Will a claimer oil oan.....like a 7 quart fit into a Metric Chassis??? The motor is moved back about 3 inches. The car is a 84 cutlass.

Anybody done that??

eaton89
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 268
posted July 28, 2004 10:44 PM  
Yes. I run a speedway claimer pan and motor is set back to #1 spark plug and motor is dropped a little. No problems. Although its hard to get on the starter and change oil with headers. Almost cant get the oil plug out because of the header being to close.

iowatoolman
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Total posts: 369
posted July 28, 2004 11:51 PM  
remember that if you are heating the oil with the headers it doesn't do much good to add a big oil pan that just leads to trouble i added remote filters on the inside panel (where the heater box was) that got the oil filter(stock position) away from the heat and saved more motors that way last year i boiled the oil and trashed a new 3500$ motor

WesternAuto17
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Total posts: 569
posted July 29, 2004 07:28 AM  
That leads me to a question I've wondered on for a while. When you use remote oil filters or even an oil cooler, do you need to use a different type of oil pump? Adding those lines adds a lot strain on the pump, can a normal pump handle that?

How much did adding the remote filter lower the running temp of the motor?

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outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted July 29, 2004 08:23 AM  
a stock type pump will be fine if you keep the lines as short as possible and avoid using 90 degree fittings unless they are full flow fittings.

iowatoolman
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posted July 29, 2004 01:39 PM  
i use a stock pump with a cooler and 2 remote filters the temp change i have noticed has been about 20 to 30 cooler but my oil temp gauge broke before i added all the stuff so i couldn't tell you oil temp but the light has never came on since "knock on wood" so in my opinion it has all been worth it remember to use AN fittings for the oil lines and approved hose for the oil lines also

drive hard or drive home

akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted July 31, 2004 06:30 AM  
Hey Outlaw do you have any problems keeping your oil cool with those 3' mains?

outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted July 31, 2004 06:48 AM  
yes. without the oil cooler, the oil was getting close to 300 degrees. with a small cooler, the oil temp never gets over 240. i believe it's a necessity on a high rpm 351w...

akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted July 31, 2004 07:18 AM  
My buddy had a 351/427 built prsfessionally and its been eating the bearings every week.they went to a dry sump and oil temp went way down but it still ate the bearings.This was a new race block.they think that it might have a defect like internal leak in the oiling system.when they built there own motors they had high oil temp but no bearing problems.Any your buddys use one of these 4.125 bore blocks outlaw ?Have you checked out those new sbf heads jegs are selling made by john kasse they look like a good piece at a good price.

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outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted July 31, 2004 09:40 AM  
is it main bearings or rod bearings? if it's main bearings, maybe the block needs a line bore/hone. bearing clearance? bent crank? an internal leak sounds improbable, but i suppose anything's possible... i don't have any experience with aftermarket blocks.

i just looked at the new kaase heads online......wow! if they made a set in cast iron, i'd be all over them!

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