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Author:  traysvega [ Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Oil Pan Dilema

O.K call me crazy but looking at oil pans for my Vega with the new 385 to go in it,I happened on my old photos of the 388 I built for old yeller.Lookin at them I noticed the 388 had a Moroso "Vega Chassis Style" oil pan.
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So,with that in mind I figured I'd order another since it worked out well with the 388.
Now comes the weird sheet.
http://www.moroso.com/catalog/categoryd ... Code=11010
Read the bottom notes...LOL will not fit 3.75 stroke.

http://www.v8monza.com/faq-index.htm
And read the oil pan part here....

Now I'm really thinking I may be crazy. 8-[ but I know I used that same oil pan on the old yeller with the 388. heres a pic.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/t ... covers.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/t ... motor2.jpg
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j40/t ... demail.jpg



So,I called Moroso tech and they told me no way that it would clear h-beam rods and a 3.75 stroke.So,,should I order one an try it =; =; =; =; =; or I'm I just crazy....P.S I do not remember any ,issues with rods hitting the pan...none.

Author:  Ken0069 [ Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

I got a better one that that! Remember that first 434 I built, the one I sent you pics of the bottom end when you built your 421? THAT engine had a Moroso Vega pan on it that I modified and made the sump longer so it would hold more oil but it DID CLEAR A 4" STROKE WITH CARRILLO H BEAM RODS! In fact, it's on that engine now in the Studebaker! I don't know what the part number is for the one I've got but I do know it was bought for a Vega cuz I got if from a friend that had an SBC powered Vega back years ago.

Author:  tonyy358 [ Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

I would buy it and mock it up to see if it clears..

Author:  traysvega [ Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

Ken0069 wrote:
I got a better one that that! Remember that first 434 I built, the one I sent you pics of the bottom end when you built your 421? THAT engine had a Moroso Vega pan on it that I modified and made the sump longer so it would hold more oil but it DID CLEAR A 4" STROKE WITH CARRILLO H BEAM RODS! In fact, it's on that engine now in the Studebaker! I don't know what the part number is for the one I've got but I do know it was bought for a Vega cuz I got if from a friend that had an SBC powered Vega back years ago.



O:) O:) O:) =; =; =; =; \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Wow.Maybe I'm not crazy... ;-) yeah I'll just pop for it and try it .If it dont work :-k I'll just send it back I suppose...Seems theres only 1 moroso vega oil pan also.Thought maybe they have a stroker version,Not!.... =;

Author:  traysvega [ Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 1245265121

Wish me luck lol...

Author:  us7race [ Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

Does it matter that the rear seal is a 1 piece with the Tune Port injection motor?

Author:  traysvega [ Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

us7race wrote:
Does it matter that the rear seal is a 1 piece with the Tune Port injection motor?


Thought about that,but according to moroso only 1 pan for a vega chassis.Hope 'n the seller is wrong in that is a 1 pc seal 89 motor.Could be a 2 pc block with tune port on top.Been there done that. \:D/ ...

Author:  traysvega [ Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

us7race wrote:
Does it matter that the rear seal is a 1 piece with the Tune Port injection motor?


And looking at it the dipstick is on the drivers side.Wasn't the 89 tpi motors left side dipsticker?

Author:  traysvega [ Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

traysvega wrote:
us7race wrote:
Does it matter that the rear seal is a 1 piece with the Tune Port injection motor?


And looking at it the dipstick is on the drivers side.Wasn't the 89 tpi motors left side dipsticker?



http://image.superchevy.com/f/IROC%20SC ... maro-5.jpg

Author:  us7race [ Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

Good catch Tray! The oil pan is just a sbc pan from what I see. \:D/

Author:  traysvega [ Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

us7race wrote:
Good catch Tray! The oil pan is just a sbc pan from what I see. \:D/

Thanks Jody,I did go back and "re-check" my thinking when you said something. =;

Author:  inVEGArating [ Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Oil Pan Dilema

I am running the Moroso pan in my vega with a 3.75 stroke and h-beams with no troubles....no windage tray though,I dont think it would fit in that shallow of a pan,but I have not tried it

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