Oil Pan for BBC swap 1985 El Camino

x75

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I am getting ready to drop a spicy 454 into my 1985 El Camino, what's a reasonable choice for a good fitting oil pan? Running solid motor mounts, smaller headers, 700R, stock suspension. Thanks for any advice.
 

565bbchevy

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I have run both Moroso and Milidon 7 quart low profile pans with kickouts on both sides with no issues.
I run solid Moroso mounts and use an oil filter relocation kit because of my headers and it fits a mini starter no problem,
This is the Milidon pan below and it sits level with the front crossmember.
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x75

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thanks everybody for the input.

I forgot to mention I am running a deep pump pickup, and my old pan was about 9 inches deep. Will this cause a problem on the G-Body? Or should I swap out the HV pump and go with a more stockish pump setup.
 
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x75

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Sep 23, 2018
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I have run both Moroso and Milidon 7 quart low profile pans with kickouts on both sides with no issues.
I run solid Moroso mounts and use an oil filter relocation kit because of my headers and it fits a mini starter no problem,
This is the Milidon pan below and it sits level with the front crossmember.
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wow, that's a serious machine. I am running a deep pump pickup, would a deep pan work OK? looks like about 9 inches of depth needed. thanks
 

565bbchevy

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wow, that's a serious machine. I am running a deep pump pickup, would a deep pan work OK? looks like about 9 inches of depth needed. thanks
The pans I use are 8.5" deep which is flush with the front crossmember while a 9" deep pan will fit it will be more exposed to possible damage especially on a lowered car like my Monte, unless your sump is welded on you can swap it out for the correct one for whatever pan you chose.
I don't run stock oil pans, I like having the added capacity and baffling that aftermarket pans provide.
 

x75

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Sep 23, 2018
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Thanks again for the info. Yes, it looks like my deep pump pickup is bolted to the Melling HV oil pump, so perhaps I could get a shorter one and run a 8.5 inch deep pan, those pans seem plentiful. Good idea, I will try it.

I am also considering solid motor mounts to avoid header issues, but the ones I see are mismatched. The engine mount is wider than the frame mount, as much as 1/2 inch. The photo shows the different dimensions of the two parts. Should they match better?
 

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565bbchevy

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Aug 8, 2011
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I bought my engine mounts based on Dan Lemons recommendation for his headers.
Moroso frame mounts #62630 for the front motor mounts with Moroso #62515 engine mounts
 

x75

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Thanks again, I have ordered a bunch of parts and look forward to putting it all together
 

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