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Old 03-13-2006, 01:06 PM
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Oil Pump for 383 SBC??

I was an looking for a pump for my 383 street motor and cant decide what brand and to go with Standard or High Volume???? I have read both good and bad things about High Volume. Are they over kill for street?? Ive heard they can suck the pan dry under hard take offs??? I am also looking for a pan for this engine. I was goin to run the MOR-20165 Its a 7 quart pan. Anyone no what the standard depth is on a sbc pan. This one is 9.5 and im wondering about clearence issues in my s10.


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I allwasy use Melling pumps they've been around for a million years and created the original HV pump.
I've also allways used HV pumps on my SBCs with stock pans.I've never had a problem,but I've heard the same stories too so its your call.
With a 7 quart pan I wouldn't think there could be a dry pan problem though.
As for clearances w/ an S-10 chassis I think Moroso says what chassis there pans fit or ask some of the S-10 V-8 guys on here what they use.
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another Melling fan here too. I use the stock M55 pump and consistantly get 30-40 at idle and 60 at cruise with a new, inspec engine. Loose engines might benefit from the HV version.
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