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Re: New recommendations for Ford V8 rebuild [message #121030 is a reply to message #121029] Wed, 16 August 2017 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dan Pellow wrote on Wed, 16 August 2017 12:41
You nailed it Jim. Oil starvation from inadequate clearance between the new oil pan and pickup. A dumb and expensive mistake on our part.

This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine. I purchased a road racing pan and pickup for my e-mod Opel GT with a Buick 3.8, but never got around to installing it. My friend then bought the package from me and installed it in his Trans Am. First day out, rod knock! The pickup they sent was for use of this pan with a 1/2" girdle. Therefore, the pickup sat too deep and sucked the bottom of the pan at high rpm. Needless to say, we were both pissed.

Re: New recommendations for Ford V8 rebuild [message #121032 is a reply to message #121030] Thu, 17 August 2017 22:57 Go to previous message
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I hear ya. I design machined parts to .0005" tolerance all day long and we make them in house, all day long. It pains me that the pickup had less that .06" clearance to the pan. I guess that is what we get when everything is made off-shore.

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