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B.B. oil pans

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Zepplin, Jul 31, 2001.

  1. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    Are any B.B. owners running a 8 or 9 quart oil pan on their Blazers/Jimmy's? The reason I ask, I am just curious if there any clearance problems regarding crossmembers, etc. with the larger sump.

    I plan on getting a Moroso oil pan from Summit.

    Thanks!


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  2. Leadfoot

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    If it will fit, I would suggest getting good quality urethane mounts to keep the engine from settling or hitting the crossmember under torque.

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  3. Shawn

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    Just don't get the Moroso flared out pan like I did. It makes it impossible to run shorty style headers and you can't run the engine-tranny braces. My Doug Throrleys are only 1/8" away from one side and I know that has to heat up the oil. He's a pic of my engine and you can see the flared out pan:
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    It kind of sucks since I use to have a Corvette pan with windage tray/trap door but I couldn't use the vette pan since the stroker crank needs more clearance. You should be fine with the super deep pans. Just make sure you get a pan that will clear the stroker crank.

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  4. newyorkin

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    Oh my gosh, that thing is gorgeous!! TPI?
    Just curious, how come you didn't paint the heads?

    I want to do the same thing with my oil pan, get something deeper.
    Poly mounts sound like the right way to go on it too.

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  5. Zepplin

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    Shawn,

    The pan I want to get goes straight down. It doesn't flare out like that but, I saw that style in Summit as well. Moroso also claims that their pan will work up to a 4.250" stroke. Which is what I have. I also plan on getting a solid windage tray but, it is a separate piece from the pan. I take it yours was built into the pan itself and that is where you had the clearance issue?

    And you know what my final question is! Do you have the motor in the Blazer yet?





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  6. Shawn

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    The intake is Holleys MPI system with the Commander 950. The heads are aluminum thus they don't need paint. I did put a 1200 degree clear coat on the heads/manifold to keep the oxidation down. I agree about the poly engine mounts. Get Energy mounts or ORD's. More about the engine can be seen here:
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