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yea sure; I ain't about to buy you a prize that's for sure
Its all good, Im satisfied with seeing good progress being made on the project with quality work.
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So the saga continues......amongst the multitude of things I'm working on simultaneously....

My shot at expanding the oil capacity.

Here is the first rendition that needed some work....








So, I modified it to clear the eccentric bolt for the LCA and the hole for the rear nut on the rack and pinion bolt...


















After yet a little bit more modification (cut a corner off to not have it too close to the longtube headers), and getting a little more length on the narrow part on it in order to grind it down to match the contours of the oil pan down by the drainhole, I pretty much have it ready for final fit-up and final grinding













Obviously, it's just tack-welded right now. I'm waiting on a special long-nozzle TIG welding ceramic cup in order to get into the top-side weld that is near the mounting flange of the oil pan. Very little space there.

By the time the nozzle gets here, I should have the panel for the main opening that will contain the one-way trap doors to let oil in at the top, and only let oil out at the bottom.

More to come very soon.....
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Nice work! How much do you expect that to hold? An extra quart or two?

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Hoping to get close to 1.5. Crossing my fingers since I can't do much to the other tumah on the passenger side that is already there--too cramped near there.
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Looks good. Only thing I see is, is the top side slanted down towards the outside so it doesn't trap any air?

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By the time his box is running I'll have my money on a faster then 12 second time slip. Oh no he didn't!

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Looks good. Only thing I see is, is the top side slanted down towards the outside so it doesn't trap any air?
you can can sorta tell in the 4th pic where the top is slightly slanted down, about 5° from the horizontal.

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That's fine. I have the rest of my life to claim the fastest N/A 4.6 MN12. I dunno about you though...

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By the time his box is running I'll have my money on a faster then 12 second time slip. Oh no he didn't!
that's about all you can hope for
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Looks good! How much clearance did you get between the k member and the extension? It looks really close.

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Looks good! How much clearance did you get between the k member and the extension? It looks really close.
It is really close, about 3/8". Wish there was more room or other oil pan options, but it is what it is.
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Are you dropping your engine and trans together or one piece at a time? I had a hard time squeezing both in because of the extra quart tank on the Mark VIII oil pan. It was hitting the motor mount on the passenger side. Not sure if yours is bigger or smaller for the driver side.


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What I did was install the transmission attached to a dummy block with no oil pan. With the trans installed i can drop the engine w/oil pan straight down pretty much. I do this several times a week while working on this stuff and while I was doing the longtube headers.
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Before I post the final pictures of the oil pan mod, who wants to play the guessing game? I will give an absurd amount of money to whoever guesses the capacity of this extra sump! (down to a tenth of a quart)

Here I filled it up with acetone to make sure there were no leaks (of course there weren't), and to see how much liquid it would take to pretty much fill it up to the level that corresponds to the weld point that will attach it to the oil pan.


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I'll go with 3 qts

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lol

besides 3 people being disqualified for not listening to instructions about only specifying a tenth , you all might want to reconsider this picture where you can see it's size in relation to my hand (I have small hands)

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Well, that picture was posted before when I uploaded the pics when I was constructing it. Just thought I'd remind you all I'll post the welded-to-oil pan pics tomorrow and tell ya what I found for the capacity.
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Ralph and ChrisMurder are the winners. I was able to get 1.0 quarts to that fill line, which I consider full because it is partially inserted into the oil pan. Those were the two closest ones. To claim your absurb amount of prize money, all I need is your checking acct and routing # so I can wire the funds from Zimbabwe & Uganda from a fortune I have inherited








7qts total. With a cool little trap door. I'll take it.
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Ralph and ChrisMurder are the winners. I was able to get 1.0 quarts to that fill line, which I consider full because it is partially inserted into the oil pan. Those were the two closest ones. To claim your absurb amount of prize money, all I need is your checking acct and routing # so I can wire the funds from Zimbabwe & Uganda from a fortune I have inherited




7qts total. With a cool little trap door. I'll take it.

LOL good one there Zod
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Interesting. Humbly, with all due respect to the builder, a dry sump system would be superior.
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