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    Full length oil pan on the street???

     



    ....Hello Everyone! Is there any disadvantage to using a full length oil pan on the street??? Thanks, Bill

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    Not if you have room for it.... As long as you have the rest of the pieces like the correct pickup, windage tray or screen, etc. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of extra oil that the crank and rods will be beating around in the bottom end........
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    Without a definitive sump section your pickup will constantly lose oil under turns and stops. If you use one make sure it is a baffled roadracing style pan and not a dragster style. But remember the factory spent $$$$$$$ developing the stock pan to run 1000's of miles without starvation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson
    Not if you have room for it.... As long as you have the rest of the pieces like the correct pickup, windage tray or screen, etc. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of extra oil that the crank and rods will be beating around in the bottom end........
    Thanks Dave, It should fit in my '32 doesn't seem to be anything in the way down there. It's made by KC, it's a full sump pan w/ 2 trap doors, a windage tray & a crankscraper. The race version holds 10 qt's & the street version holds 8 qt's. The Hot Hemi Heads web site says it 'the best' Hemi pan you can get. I'm ALWAYS a sucker when someone tells me "it's the best"! Thanks again Bill

    ps, I'll post the pic & article on it.....
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    The pics will tell the story, but as John said the best drag pan may not be the best pan for a dual purpose car. We run the full length pans on both the bracket cars, but then they only accelerate in a straight line and don't have to contend with supplying oil to the pickup when stopping and turning..... But, if it's a full length pan and it has a set of traps that will keep the pickup supplied with oil, then it would probably be ok. For the street, I like the low profile pans with a kickout on both sides, a good sump, and traps..... I tend to get a bit carried away on the twisty windy roads, too!!!! There could well be a wanna-be road racer buried away in me someplace!!!!!
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    yep evey thing said is rigth i would look for a pan with a sump or have one made a flat pans are not to good for street use if you running hard in corners and deceleration would have to see the flat pan but would have to have a dam around the pick to keep some oil or have to see were the traps are and what they look like
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    Thanks Pat & Dave! Guess I'll go with the rear sump one. It holds 7 qts & Hot Heads says it's the best rear sump pan there is for a 392 Hemi. The full sump is what Hot Heads says it the best full sump pan for a 392 Hemi. It holds either 8 qt's street or 10 qt's race. I guess with my obsessive personallity 10 qt's just seemed better! Thanks again! Bill

    ps, just thought of something! They say the full sump street pan is 8 qt's for the street & 10 qt's for race??? Then there must be TWO different full sump pans, huh??? It wouldn't make sense to just put 2 more qt's of oil in it when you race!!! So I wonder which full pump pan this is??? street??? or race??? just a thought......
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    Nice looking pan, I like the design of that long louvered trap..... I can see where the guys like it. Don't think I'd take it on a twisty turny road at a high rate of speed, but for most anything else I'd use it....

    Possibly the reason for adding two quarts when drag racing is that under hard acceleration the oil could climb up the back of the pan and let the pickup draw some air....
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    Thanks John! didn't mean to forget you when I last said "Thank You" to everyone that had replyed! What do you think of the pan I was referring to after seeing the picture???

    Thanks Dave, So do you think it'd be ok to use it in my '32 Ford. As my front tires are 3 1/2" wide I don't do ANY fast driving around corners! So it makes sense that the 'street' race pan is the same as the 'race' race pan??? Just add oil for racing??? Doesn't it seem like that would increase friction???

    Thanks again guys! Bill

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    Seems like it would add to the windage problem, guess I'd call the folks that make the pan and see what they reccomend for the oil capacity... Yeah, with the skinny fronts fast corners are a bit scary!!! If it fits on your '32, I'd say use it.
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    ....Thanks Dave! Bill

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