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dode
Member
posted March 24, 2003 01:32 PM
Ok, we run on a 1/2 mile track and will be turning about 6000 rpm. Will a stock pan and pump with a 1.5 qt accumulator be sufficient? We run a late model type block and I can't find a decently priced pan to fit it. Thanks!

John

dirtbuster
Member
posted March 24, 2003 02:25 PM
You can buy weld up kits with all the pieces to make your own 6 or 7 qt pan out of a stock pan core. I think they are around 50-60$.

Might be an option.

dode
Member
posted March 24, 2003 02:29 PM
yeah, I have seen those, and if I had access to a TIG welder right now I would jump on it. However, at least for me it is a lot easier to leave a pin hole using a MIG, which is all I have right now. On the same point, does anyone know of a place that sells a decently priced like 7 quart pan for a new style motor?

John

Pickel
Member
posted March 24, 2003 07:42 PM
dode
My cousin miged up his oil pan and had great succses with it..never leaked.. I beleive brazing will work well also..but I could be wrong..lol


racer17j
Member
posted March 25, 2003 08:58 PM
i've never ran anything but a stock pan never had any trouble with the oil system just run it 1 qt over full


Donnie Ross
Member
posted March 25, 2003 09:48 PM
dode you can buy a seal adapter pretty cheap from gm or many speed shops wich will let you run the old style pan


dode
Member
posted March 25, 2003 10:02 PM
ummm...just a seal adapter isn't going to let me run an old style pan. There are other differences too.

John

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Member
posted March 25, 2003 10:27 PM
You should be okay with the accumulator. I've used them for years and they work. I put a video camera on the gauge before and after installing an accumulator. I had an oversized line so the gauge would react quicker. Without the pressure drops to near zero for a moment as you pick up the throttle. With the accumulator it remained steady within 5 pounds. All this was with a stock pan. I've seen some top running IMCA mods (claiming rule) with this setup. SLEEPY


dirtbuster
Member
posted March 26, 2003 08:27 AM
KEVKO makes a 1 piece seal pan either 5qt or 7qt both with 2 gates and a scraper and both are around 70$. I beleive the number is 1086NRH for the 7 qt and maybe 2001RH or something for the 5 qt.


dode
Member
posted March 26, 2003 09:17 AM
dirtbuster-

you are the man! I didn't know Kevko offered pans in all those configurations. I wish I would have known this a couple of weeks ago. Still not too late though.

John

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