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Old 03-07-2003, 11:21 AM
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I have a 71 Camaro with a sbc and a 7 qt Moroso oilpan. With the tranny and bellhousing off, and the engine still in the car, can I remove the oilpan without having to pull the motor or disconnecting the motor mounts? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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Old 03-07-2003, 01:10 PM
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Far as I know, you`ll have to unbolt the motor mounts, snatch the distributor, and wrap a chain around the balencer with a cherry picker or use a jack on the balencer to get the pan off.
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Even with the stock Chevy pan you have to pull the motor mount bolts and the distributor. The Chevy repair manual show using blocks of wood in the mount area to keep it raised. Rather than placing strain on the balancer, I would recommend hoisting from bolts on the ends of the heads or some other available point.
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also put the timming mark at 6 oclock for best clearance on rods and counter weights on crank, but yoy must lift the engine. good luck J.F.
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I'm using the darned cherry picker to hold up the back of the motor. Have the bellhousing off the motor to replace the clutch and tranny. Thought if I had to do it, now would be the time with the bell out of the way. aarghh! <img src="graemlins/crash.gif" border="0" alt="[crash]" />
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Old 03-07-2003, 04:07 PM
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but hey, thanks!!
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