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Old 06-14-2005, 07:25 PM
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Oil pan - kicked out sump good?

I'm in the process of choosing a new oil pan for my new engine. It's a sbc 383. I'm looking at the moroso oil pans and wondering if there is any disadvantage of a pan with a kicked out sump. I guess the obvious advantage is the extra oil capacity. However, I'm wondering about potential interferance with the headers. All this is going into an 81 grand prix (g body). I don't have the headers yet but it'll be either hooker super comp with 1 3/4 primaries 3" collectors or schoenfelds with the same size.
One of the local parts stores has a pretty good special right now on the moroso pans like this:
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Also, how well would this pan work with 3.75 stroke? I notice they make stroker pans for 4"+ stroke, but I think that would be overkill. My rods cleared the block with only minor clearancing required on the oil pan rail.
Oh, one last thing, I need the 80-85 passenger side dipstick so used pans are hard to find.
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You are right.....extra oil capacity is what you want. In your case, it is a good idea, as ground clearence may be a factor. Header clearence?....don't know. I do know that changing a starter may be a bit tougher.
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I have this same pan on my 400 and have no clearance problems. Also changing a starter is no issue and I got ample header clearance. Changing the oil filter is another issue though as I have to sneek it between the headers and the frame.
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I'll put in my vote for the Moroso pan. I put one on my 383 SBC and it fit with zero issues. I also installed a Milodon Diamond Stripper windage tray. However, my rods are cap screw type, so I cannot say for sure if a regular rod bolt and nut would clear that pan without interference.





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Good luck with your build. I think the Moroso pan will suit your needs just fine. Ed

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Great thanks guys. That helps a lot. I also have the cap screws on my rods, so that should help with clearance. I'm going to go ahead and get the moroso pan. One more thing to check off the list. The list is getting short now, yeehaw!
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