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Speed Racer X
Member
posted December 31, 2002 04:05 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.

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited December 31, 2002).]

sdhnc29
Member
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
Rutherfordton , NC
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tilley88
Member
posted January 02, 2003 02:43 AM
Ditto on that. Cheap pans beget cheap problems.


JMillerJr76
Member
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
Member
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
Member
posted January 02, 2003 06:02 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
Member
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
Member
posted January 02, 2003 09:06 PM
i hear you, they will both get you drunk though!


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


istock59
Member
posted January 03, 2003 07:59 AM
Another vote for Kevko. Nice pan, decent price.


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