These new oil pans have all the features of a stock pan plus these exciting
1-1/4" DEEPER OIL SUMP
This increases the oil capacity 50% This will increase the capacity from the
stock 5 to approximately 7.5 quarts. (Combine this with our "Biggie" oil filter
and you have 8 qt capacity) The oil is the life blood of your engine. Once you
start modifying your car and making more HP the bearing loads and rpm increase.
Up until now there was no way to match the increased requirements on your oiling
system with the increase in engine performance. Oil capacity and pressure are
the two most important aspects in engine durability. Up until now there were no
alternatives to the stock oil capacity
EXTERNAL DRAIN BUNG
The stock pan has the oil drain bung on the inside of the pan. This bung is
approximately 3/8" high. Because of this when changing the oil the last 3/8" of
oil never gets drained out of the pan. If the motor ever has any kind of failure
all of the contamination is trapped in this area at the bottom of the pan
because of this bung. We have changed this and mount the bung on the outside of
the pan. This will allow all of the oil and contaminants to drain out of the pan
when changing the oil. You will be forewarned of any hint of problems in the
motor just by visually checking the oil during an oil change.
BILLET ALUMINUM PICKUP TUBE EXTENSION
This will place the pickup precisely where you need it to take advantage of the
deeper sump without the aggravating chore of splicing, indexing and welding the
pickup tube. This simply bolts on with nothing more to do. Two lengths are
available depending on weather or not the motor is equipped with an engine
The stock pan has a stiffening gasket around the mounting flange. This is a
great idea and we incorporated this feature with our pans as well. This will
eliminate flange distortion when tightening the bolts securing the pan.
OIL BAFFLE PLATE
The stock pan has a oil baffle plate inside the pan that does a great job of
keeping the oil where it needs to be (around the pickup) without restricting oil
drainage to the sump. Since the stock system works so good we have also
incorporated this plate in our pans..
GOLD ZINC PLATING
This creates a durable long-lasting rust resistant finish inside and out. Really
makes the pans look nice!
The problem in the past when you had you stock pan's sump extended reveals
itself when you go to install the motor in the chassis with the pan installed on
the motor. the motor gets wedged in the chassis, with the front of the pan sump
area touching on the crossover and the locating pins on the bellhousing flange
of the block hitting on the face of the tranny bell housing. Although it is hard
to see in the picture we have addressed this problem as well by moving the front
wall of the sump back approximately 1/2". This allows for the engine to be
placed in the chassis without any interference or problems.
ANTI GASKET CRUSH BOSS DELETION
Notice on the stock pan how it has all of those bosses or "bumps" on the pan
gasket surface? Because of these bosses, the pan gaskets had to have holes to
accommodate them. This made the gaskets highly prone to oil leaks. This design
had it's place with a stock pan and old style gaskets that were prone to
splitting if to much force was applied to the fasteners during installation.
This is not the most ideal surface to try and seal to. Because of the
advancements in gasket materials recently this feature is no longer desirable.
We have designed our pans to not have these bosses. We have also designed an
industrial grade gasket without the crush holes. This high quality gasket is
designed specifically to work with our pans and our engine girdles. Oil leaks
are no longer an issue.
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