Big Block - Big Problems. HELP! Exhaust, starter, oil pan, engine mounts, t56, 454. ect.

RGBody87

RGBody87

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Good evening!! OKAY SO, Day 739 of borrowing my buddies lift. This is where I'm stuck this time. I've decided to wait on installing the transmission T56 to the back of the 454 until I run all the brake lines back to the 9"... which is already installed and fine, but now the headers are going in. I am installing Hooker 2455 painted headers... I didn't want to get the coated ones because I wanted to wrap them. SO! First question... Has anyone wrapped their 2455's successfully and fit them into the Monte, just because I know it is a really tight fit as it is.

Second question, I seem to have some factory style motor mounts on the 454 which was a crate engine Generation 5 big block, but I do not know what year they are from or if they are big block or small block or whatever. I jacked up one side of the engine and the header would fit beautifully if the engine mount wasn't getting in the way, I need about another 1-1 1/5" of clearance. What motor mounts have you guys used successfully that would clear the way for the headers and hold the engine well enough?

Oil Pan - After looking at the dust shield and flywheel and clutch pack I realize I will no longer be able to do an oil change with this car unless I step up and change the oil pan, but I remember reading somewhere that the oil pan is specific to work with a mini starter and the 2455 headers and a t56 swap... but I cannot remember where! Does anyone have a big block with a stick and the rest of these components and what oil pan actually works?

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GuysMonteSS

GuysMonteSS

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IIRC,I had to cut and grind part of the motor mount to clear the headers.
I have a Moroso oil pan with kickouts and I use a remote oil filter mounted behind the drivers side headlight.
Guy
 
bob64

bob64

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I use Moroso steel engine mounts on both G-body BBC. They come in afew different styles, heights and widths. They give you a little feel of vibration but it's livable.
 
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RGBody87

RGBody87

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IIRC,I had to cut and grind part of the motor mount to clear the headers.
I have a Moroso oil pan with kickouts and I use a remote oil filter mounted behind the drivers side headlight.
Guy
Guy! Can you send me a few pictures of your oil relocation kit and how the lines are run? I know you spent a good amount of time organizing and planning your engine compartment, and I'd like the ideas for the future. I'm going to hold off on the pan until I yank the engine to do a health inspection and start building it for some power. First I need to add bigger front brakes and front suspension!

Thanks!
 
TURNA

TURNA

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I used a Milodon stock type pan and the SHORT moroso solid mounts.

I used 2455 Headers

I can change the starter oil filter and oil with no issues
 
GuysMonteSS

GuysMonteSS

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May 21, 2011
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Heres how I ran them along side the oil pan,I didn't want them flopping around and touching the headers.
Guy
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GuysMonteSS

GuysMonteSS

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Heres where the remote filter is located.
Guy
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GuysMonteSS

GuysMonteSS

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The top pcture shows the two brackets that I made ,they are mounted to the oil pan rail with stainless studs,heres a picture of each of them.
Guy
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