Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: southwest lower Michigan
Re: 7qt oil pan engine install?
Trying to put the pan on with the engine in the car without the gasket leaking is a major struggle.
That pan needs either the engine set straight down onto the mounts to clear the crossmember, with the trans already in place in the car or installed later....you won't get them both it together without possibly having the car off the ground high enough you can really drop the tail of the trans to get the bellhousing area far enough away from the trans tunnel to get enough angle to have the pan clear everything, and then lift the trans tail back up once the motor is close to right down on the mounts.
You do have the trans crossmember out, right??
Amazingly enough, the 6 qt rear sump race pan for the '62-67 Chevy II, with the clearance notch in the front section of the sump, actually fits the Chevelle chassis very well. The Chevy II pan tie rod centerlink notch helps clear the back edge of the Chevelle crossmember and brake line better then the un-notched 7qt race pan does.
Put the Chevy II pan on a buddy's '67 Elky.