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Aftermarket oil pump pickup clearance issue

So I got this aftermarket pickup with the pan I ordered. The pan is a 5QT claimer style with 2 trap doors.

I figured I would use the pickup that came with the pan, but when I measured the clearance with some clay I am at about 3/4" with the gasket, maybe just a little less with what bending I can do on the pickup. Can't bend it much because it's got the bracket that bolts to the oil pump body.

1. Should I just ditch this pickup and use the stock pickup?
2. Should I cut off the bracket from the aftermarket pickup and just weld it to the body?
3. ?

Thanks for the help
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So I got this aftermarket pickup with the pan I ordered. The pan is a 5QT claimer style with 2 trap doors.

I figured I would use the pickup that came with the pan, but when I measured the clearance with some clay I am at about 3/4" with the gasket, maybe just a little less with what bending I can do on the pickup. Can't bend it much because it's got the bracket that bolts to the oil pump body.

1. Should I just ditch this pickup and use the stock pickup?
2. Should I cut off the bracket from the aftermarket pickup and just weld it to the body?
3. ?

Thanks for the help
If #3 is the option of sending it back, I'd choose that. If you modify the thing and it ever fails it will be on your dimes.

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hey..is this goin on a stockcar, or is it a circle track pan...if so that is pretty close..
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oil pick up

i have always keep pick up 1/4 to 3/8 in off bottom of oil pan.
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If #3 is the option of sending it back, I'd choose that. If you modify the thing and it ever fails it will be on your dimes.

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It might be the wrong PU they sent, I'd find it hard to imagine there was no PU to match the pan.
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tidiums, It's a street rod, not planning on racing.

I think it's meant for a high volume pump, I have a standard volume M55. Not sure if a HV is taller than a standard pump.

I am shooting for 3/8" clearance. I think I'll try ordering another pickup...
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A HV pump is about a 1/2" taller than a standard pump. I would send it back and get the right pickup.
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tidiums, It's a street rod, not planning on racing.

I think it's meant for a high volume pump, I have a standard volume M55. Not sure if a HV is taller than a standard pump.

I am shooting for 3/8" clearance. I think I'll try ordering another pickup...
You could be right on; that high volume pumps have about 1/4 to 3/8's more length to the pump cavity.

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Yep

It was one of those buy the pan and the pickup is free type deals...

It's supposed to be a 7" deep pan but I will measure to make sure. Maybe someone knows a part # that works.
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