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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 19, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Oil Pan Selection Help

I'm looking for a higher than stock capacity oil pan for a hot street Chevelle. I'm a little worried that I'll buy one and the thing won't fit because I've read a lot of bad stories. Does anyone have experience with a 7 qt pan? Maybe a double kick out so the pan isn't so low its in danger of hitting small bumps in the road? Prefer passenger side dipstick. The car is a 1970 Chevelle SS396 with headers. Thanks.
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I'm looking for a higher than stock capacity oil pan for a hot street Chevelle. I'm a little worried that I'll buy one and the thing won't fit because I've read a lot of bad stories. Does anyone have experience with a 7 qt pan? Maybe a double kick out so the pan isn't so low its in danger of hitting small bumps in the road? Prefer passenger side dipstick. The car is a 1970 Chevelle SS396 with headers. Thanks.
7 qts is huge. Summit makes a nice 5 qt pan.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...rder=Ascending
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The Moroso # 20403 is a popular one,and I'm pretty sure that it fits Chevelle's.
https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...elle/year/1970
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Does this seem like a decent pan for my application:


1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Dorman Oil Pans 264-161
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...model/chevelle


Its a 5 quart +filter. What I have now is about 7 total and it was custom. Problem was that it sat too low and would take damage from any bumps in the road so to speak.
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Does this seem like a decent pan for my application:


1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Dorman Oil Pans 264-161
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/r...model/chevelle


Its a 5 quart +filter. What I have now is about 7 total and it was custom. Problem was that it sat too low and would take damage from any bumps in the road so to speak.
The dorman is a good pan but the summit looks the same for half the price.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...model/chevelle
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I'm looking for a higher than stock capacity oil pan for a hot street Chevelle. I'm a little worried that I'll buy one and the thing won't fit because I've read a lot of bad stories. Does anyone have experience with a 7 qt pan? Maybe a double kick out so the pan isn't so low its in danger of hitting small bumps in the road? Prefer passenger side dipstick. The car is a 1970 Chevelle SS396 with headers. Thanks.
you did not say what engine. if it is a 396 there are alot of pans that are ok. if it is stroked oil control is huge and i talk from experience believe me.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 19, 4:11 PM
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If you decide on a higher end pan that has welded structure, do yourself a huge favor and powder it with flour and fill the pan with solvent BEFORE install. It's all too common for them to leak.....happened on my moroso pan and I had to fight for an "in store partial credit"
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VortecPro, Mark Jones modifies the moroso kick out pan. Get with him. I have one in my 69, 2"primaries, easy access to filter and starter.
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This 6 qt from Mr Gasket fits a 70 Chevelle.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/m...model/chevelle

Where do the rods on a 4.25 stroker tend to hit the oil pan ?

None of the pans that say they are "clearanced" look any different than the other pans ?

I would like to use this pan but it says it's not clearanced for a stroker.

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they can hit along the sides where the pan meets the block or in the center of the shallow part of the pan. 4.25 motor will likely have issues. Check out the Moroso pans like this:
https://www.moroso.com/chevrolet-big-block20406/

with this pump and pickup assembly:?
https://www.moroso.com/oil-pump-and-...-package22185/

they also have a straight sided pun similar and an if you are still of the "drown it in oil" persuasion there's a couple HP/HV versions. If you build your engine right there's no need for the HP/HV deal. More is not always better with oil and stroker cranks.

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they can hit along the sides where the pan meets the block or in the center of the shallow part of the pan. 4.25 motor will likely have issues. Check out the Moroso pans like this:
https://www.moroso.com/chevrolet-big-block20406/

with this pump and pickup assembly:?
https://www.moroso.com/oil-pump-and-...-package22185/

they also have a straight sided pun similar and an if you are still of the "drown it in oil" persuasion there's a couple HP/HV versions. If you build your engine right there's no need for the HP/HV deal. More is not always better with oil and stroker cranks.
I see now where the "stroker-clearanced" pans have side notches to clear the rods.

This Moroso pan isn't as expensive as it looks ($266) considering it has a screen windage tray and scraper included. It might be the same pan you linked to.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-20403/reviews/

My oil pump is a mellings standard volume with a high pressure blue spring if I remember correctly. That was the best setup I was told to use years ago by guys on here (maybe you and wolfie, LOL)

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Factory pan works great
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still is. Moroso has some decent pan/pump/welded pickup setups if you need the stuff. These pans are well known to be good due to wolfie and others using them over the years.

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