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Old 05-14-2012, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mickysteel
...Is it possible on this 4.3 to move the oil pickup to the front of the engine? The steering arms are on the back side of the axle, I will have to set the engine 4 to 6in higher.
I was curious about the oil pan, too. There aren't any front sump oil pan/pick ups from the factory, IIRC. I did find a thread that has some info on exchanging oil pans between different years that may help- But it looks like you're in DIY territory.

FWIW, there was a Chevy II ('67-back w/V8) application that used a front sump pan and pick up and a different oil pump. You might do a search on it and see if you can use some ideas from it on your project.
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