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AC156
Member
posted December 22, 2001 12:41 PM
what class are you running? for a hobby or purestock a stock pan with 6 qts of oil are fine but if it is a mod or street stock you probably should have a racing pan!


AC156
Member
posted December 22, 2001 01:01 PM
Guys, i have run stock pans most of the years I have been racing. At first I was told to run restrictors to keep the oil on the bottom, but instead of spending the money and the time doing it, I just added and put that extra quart of oil in it and ran them.....I know there are some horsepower losses, but I dont see it being that great. For claimer motors and stockers, I think its really all you need to do. I have done it forever and never had any problems that I could see and never any problems with the oil pressure varying....so I still do it in some of my claimer motors also in our mod. There are some little kits that if you have a mig, you can make your own traps and stuff out of a stock pan that are 20 bucks or so...but I just dont see the need in this claimer stuff.......high dollar, turning 8 grand is another story though. I turn these claimers about 68-7000 and usually dont have too many problems out of the stock stuff. If it aint broke, dont fix it.

jammin


AC156
Member
posted December 22, 2001 01:29 PM
I wouldn't run a stock pan (even with 6 qts) without an Accumulator. Too easy to lose oil pressure in the corner and never see it. Plus in the stock pan you have nothing controlling the oil from wrapping around the crankshaft and wasting power.

Personally, I use the Kevko oil pan that holds 7 qts. Think it's around $100.

McGinnis
Member
posted December 22, 2001 10:24 PM
Our track will not let us run anything but a stock oilpan,in both classes (purestock,or hobbystock).So in short check your rules before you spend time and money on it.


hoosierdaddy
Member
posted December 28, 2001 04:30 PM
if you run a stock pan you probably aught to put a little tack weld on the oil pump to keep from turning out of the oil.


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