Re: RE: APB for an Oil Pan

From: Gary Hedlin (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2011 - 23:26:28 EST

That was my original idea, but I'm not sure I want to deal with the
oil tank. Sounds odd yes, but I'm pretty much moving a lot out a lot
of the engine bay (Battery, Cruise, ABS) so I can have more of a
cleaner look. Plus even if I put the tank under the body it's gonna
be a mother to get to when I need to.

I'll have the engine bay looking like a 340 belongs there. :)


On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Josh Battles <> wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2011 9:12 PM, "Gary Hedlin" <> wrote:
>> been down that road... no dice.
>> This thing has me racking my nerves. The scenario is this... I've got
>> a 340 I'm putting in the 98, I grabbed a magnum 5.2 oil pan... that
>> doesn't clear the main caps. Grabbed a rear sump LA 318 pan, the
>> front of the sump hits the crossmember of the truck. Called
>> Schumacher, and their milodon pan is on backorder for a while. Plus
>> with me having a 98, they really want nothing to do with me since
>> their kit only goes to a 96.
>> So I'm just trying to find this stupid pan before I get happy with the
>> cutoff wheels. :)
> Put the cutoff wheels down!
> If you can't find a pan that has the sump in the right place, get a pan
> without a sump. It would add a uniqueness to your project while allowing you
> to not have to worry about clearances.
> Check this guy out, saw this ad on for $100.
> The ad said it was expired so here's the phone number in case it's taken
> down:  310-650-3566
> or 805-226-8360.
> Might be worth a call, the pan looked like it would get the job done.  If it
> was me I would try and include it just because of the sticker on it.
> - Josh

Gary Hedlin
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