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Old 01-19-2011, 07:25 PM
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I have a 1981 Z28 with a 406 that I am building for it when the spring comes in it the cam I am leaning towards is a Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller Magnum 12-450-8 230@.50 int&exh and .560 lift int&exh,since I will be using roller roller lifters and rockers,and I know the sbc has a decent oil design,but is there anything I can do to improve the longevity of this motor for an oil pan I was going to go with the Moroso 20191 with the built inn baffles windage tray and crank scraper ,it's not so much as to save the power but to get the oil back to my pump so it can get it the oil back out there to do it's job as for the pump wright now,I have a 360 sbc with a melling m55hv which after lookin up is a high volume and high pressure unit it has an arp hardened shaft, stock pan,and a Moroso 2 quart oil filter with the the by pass blocked off I only spin her her to 5800 rpm she has a comp xe268 hydraulic flat tappet ,hell of a cam by the way ,and roller rockers,and a set of maxed out 041 heads.
how ever this unit with the roller bottom end and higher rpm potential when its fun time ,upgrading the heads as well going aluminum ,do I go for the same unit ,or just high volume or volume and pressure which hasnt failed me in 4 years,or even stock, or the moroso 22146 one thing is I do want to switch to a 3/4 inlet for the pick up inlet.Moroso also makes a pan #20190 which has the the same dimensions but only internal baffles no windage tray or scaper which I might not even need but as for the 7 quart pan and 3/4 inlet that I will do fo peace of mind and to give the oil time to to cool down a bit, between 7 quarts in the pan and 2 in the filter I think I will have my bottom end covered ,no punn intended.
If anyone has any experiance with the the same kind of vehicle, for vehicle pan selection and capacity with that kind of pump and or cam set up, any advice would be gratly appreciated,thankfully received and faithfully applied
. Thank you Brethre
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