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DEEDDUDE
Member
posted October 12, 2003 09:04 AM
Is it true that there is power to be made with using a windage tray and/or a crank wiper? If so which brands are good Milodon, Moroso, others? How much power can be gained? The system Iím looking at cost about $400 for all the parts. Iím building a new engine and wanted to take advantage of the small things, but they are starting to add up. Thanks for any advise. Deed


racer17j
Member
posted October 12, 2003 10:17 AM
ist doesn't hurt but your not going to make $400 woth of power out of a scraper you can get kevko 8 qt pans with scrapers and tray for around 150-200 from jr motorsports


rocket36
Member
posted October 12, 2003 01:14 PM
my opinion is it is worth while.
anything to help control oil windage should be a good thing.
As an example, most good engine builders will tell you that a good dry sump system can free up horsepower (10-30hp) and a bad system (pan design, tank design, pump & plumbing) can cost you 30 odd horsepower and possibly an engine.
Obviously a wet pan isn't going to have that much a difference but I would have thought the same principles would apply.


sdhnc29
Member
posted October 12, 2003 02:17 PM
The same principals do apply ! A good oil pan is a cheap investment considering how much money you can spend in other areas to try and pick up an extra 10 - 15 HP . Competition Components and Canton make very good pans that will do what your looking to do . I think the Competition Components pans are a better pan than the Canton , with better construction .

Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780


DEEDDUDE
Member
posted October 12, 2003 04:47 PM
Thanks all, Steve does CC have a web site or do you have their number. Thanks again Deed


sdhnc29
Member
posted October 12, 2003 08:57 PM
I'll post their number on here tomorrow .

Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780


66jj
Member
posted October 12, 2003 10:01 PM
I have been using a claimer 8 qt pan that is around 80 bucks with the pick up. from saline in kentucky.

Its identical to the 195.00 dollar canton I returned when I put them side by side. It has a scraper built in but its too far away to work so I remove it and use the ten dollar scraper that bolts between your pan and block, then file and trim it to fit...

also been using the screen windage tray that speedway sells for around 20 bucks and speedways main bolts with provisions for the tray to mount on like a early corvette used. they are 28 bucks for 5 of them.

outlawstock17
Member
posted October 13, 2003 06:10 AM
i've had nothing but bad luck with those "diamond stripper" expanded steel windage trays. the last one(canton) ended up in pieces in the pan. i guess the vibration is too much for them......engine and bearings looked good, but the windage tray was all over the place.


ford5
Member
posted October 13, 2003 06:30 AM
Outlawstock17, hey , try the MPG HEAD SERVICE WINDAGE TRAYS they are a very trick piece and they fit perfectly. this is a Ford guys best friend..... lol ford5


sdhnc29
Member
posted October 13, 2003 09:23 AM
DEEDDUDE ,

Competition Components phone number is (620)545-7227 . If your looking for his ultimate wet sump pan , try the WL-72 . It has a full length recovery pouch , and a removable windage tray .

Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780


DEEDDUDE
Member
posted October 13, 2003 04:12 PM
Steve, Thanks for the number; Outlaw thanks for the advise. Deed


flying3j
Member
posted October 18, 2003 07:27 PM
champ pans work great,jrmotorsports, also baker engineering has a wet sump system that is pretty trick


Mell00
Member
posted October 19, 2003 10:06 PM
I have a custom Baker engineering pan. Good design, alot of thought went to their pans. Was worth every penny. And it was alot of pennys.


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