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Old 05-26-2006, 11:22 AM
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BBC oil pump question

I've been doing searches about whether or not to put a high volume oil pump back into my engine during the rebuild. As some of you already know I had a cam go south on me and have to rebuild my 454. I had the block cleaned and bumped to 60 over since it was in the shop. (the overbore also cleaned up some cylinder wall scoring) But my question is whether or not I should use another high volume oil pump, or just go with a standard volume pump. The engine config is as follows:

454 (060 overbore - 466)
Lunati - Voodoo 60204 cam
Speed pro h581cp .340" dome pistons
781 oval port heads with comp cams 920 springs and fuller roller rockers
Nodular iron crank with stock stroke
Legend I beam rods with Arp bolts
Stock oil pan

I figure I'll take the engine up to 6000 rpm when at the track, but other then that it'll spend it's time in the 2000 - 5000 rpm range. I've read conflicting posts about whether you should use a high volume oil pump or not, so I thought I'd ask. Should I use another high volume pump, or get a standard volume pump for this combination?
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