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Brock
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posted 01-14-2002 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brock   Click Here to Email Brock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all,
I'm building a 351w for my Mach that will have approx. 425-450hp. It is mainly a street car that may occasionally see some strip use. Should I be looking at getting a high capacity oil pan and HV oil pump for it? What are the conditions that warrant these items?

Thanks guy,
Brock

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steve'66
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posted 01-14-2002 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brock,

Hi G-forces mandate a deep sump, baffled pan. Whether you're gonna corner very hard, launch very hard, or brake very hard is the question. By very, I mean VERY hard. My buddy Butcher has run 9's with his 460 Comet and a stock pan with baffling. I'm sure he would like to have a deeper pan, but it hasn't hurt the motor. On a street car I wouldn't worry about it, the added danger of knocking it off on a speed bump would be a bigger worry.

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Brock
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posted 01-14-2002 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brock   Click Here to Email Brock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool, I had just recently gotten a new stock oil pan and Melling pump and didn't want to have to get new ones again if it wasn't necessary. Thanks Steve for the info.

Brock

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steve'66
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posted 01-14-2002 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're welcome Brock!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-15-2002 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You need more capacity if you combine a high rpm engine with a high volume oil pump, because the oil will only drain back so fast.

If you use a road race pan, speed bumps aren't a problem since they don't hang down any lower than a stock pan, they kick out to the sides.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-15-2002 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brock, you are good to go with what you already have. I would invest in a windage tray for sure though.

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Brock
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posted 01-15-2002 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brock   Click Here to Email Brock     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex, I have zero experience with windage trays. I currently have arp main studs, can these still be used with a windage tray? Can you recommend a cost-effective brand or two that I should look into?

Brock

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