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Old 02-02-19, 12:01PM   #1
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Default Thoughts on running 8 qt. oil pans??

Ill probably regret asking but what are members thoughts on these deep pans, currantly running 71 with baffle.
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Old 02-15-19, 12:03AM   #2
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The deeper pan sump helps to :
Keep the oil pump pickup better submerged during hard acceleration or lateral movement. (pan still needs to have slosh baffles and oil pump must have an extended pickup tube - Examples :see MILODON ,MOROSO,CANTON etc.)
Keep the sump oil volume further away from the spinning crankshaft (helps to reduce windage and oil aeration) Still a crank scraper and properly designed windage tray should be used in combination with the pan.
The pan should have a side kick out that will work in conjunction with the scraper set up to return oil efficiently back to the pan (see Ishihara & Johnson- http://www.crank-scrapers.com/).

The proper pan /scraper/windage tray setup works especially well at higher rpm ranges to reduce parasitic horsepower loss , oil aeration/starvation & imbalance on the rotating assembly caused by the weight of excess oil clinging to rotating assembly components and not returning to the pan.
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Iíve has good luck running the Canton pans. 6.5 quarts as I recall
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I run Canton road race pan. 7 qts. I do not have headers going along side the block so the kick outs clear with no issue.
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Old 02-16-19, 12:14PM   #5
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I got a Milodon that holds 6 qts.
Really no need for any more oil than that.
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I got a Milodon that holds 6 qts.
Really no need for any more oil than that.
Exactly ainít like heíll be doing wheel stands...LOL save your money and put good rods in...already!
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Old 02-17-19, 03:18PM   #7
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The deeper the pan, the less windage.....which equals more power.

If you don't have clearance issues, there's not a downside.
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