Autocross/Road Race Oil Pan

Discussion in 'Competition Camaros' started by chevy-stu, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    14,377
    253
    Mar 25, 1999
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Yep - you can run the Ford style breathers with oil/fuel line to the breather tanks. Mount the tanks on the firewall with the filter as upright as possiable
     
  2. z28cp

    z28cp Veteran Member

    334
    4
    Jan 16, 2009
    Bellevue, NE
    A little late to the party here, but I have been using a Moroso wet sump road race pan on my '75 Camaro since the early-90's. My car was autocrossed heavily until about 2 yrs ago (work and finances started getting in the way), and the same engine has been in the car untouched for all of that time. This is in a car with a mildly modded LT-1 running lots of suspension, and slicks all around. We are in the process of putting together a much more radical engine, and fully intend to use the same pan again.
     
  3. ks71z28

    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

    2,082
    19
    Oct 10, 2004
    chico, ca, usa
    John's pan looks like the 15-260, and Chevy-Stu has a 15-250 pan, the difference is the 250 is 15.5" long at the sump and the 260 is 12" long. John confirm which pan you have for me please. Also the pans are 13.75 wide at the sump. My headers are only 14 1/4" apart down there, it will be tight. I just lost a rod bearing, likely to oil starvation. I was running a stock style pan with a windage tray, and HV pump, running Kuhmo v710 slicks. 10 years and 2.5 seasons of autocross and it finally developed a konck, bad luck for me:(
     
  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Keith,

    I've got the 15-260 and our headers are about 14" apart. It is tight but it works well with the Stainless works pipes!

    Sorry about the rod bearing!

    Hope it's not been too hot your way!
     
  5. ks71z28

    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

    2,082
    19
    Oct 10, 2004
    chico, ca, usa
    thanks for the input. Getting parts from the machine shop right now, they want $4500 to fix a $5000 engine, So plan B, do it myself. It is hot here, I was going to ask when you were going to make it by this way, but maybe I ought to come visit you!

    thanks

    Keith
     
  6. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Keith,

    I was hoping to get by there this summer or catch you at the one of the local NorCal events but it doesn't look like it is in the cards for me this year!

    The way the economy is, I've been taking on extra work and outside jobs to keep ahead and try to save up some cash in case the axes swing my way!

    Hope your engine turns out well!
     
  7. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    14,377
    253
    Mar 25, 1999
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Keith - totally suck you popped the motor
    shoot me an email and I'll share of of my "secret" auto-x combos
     
  8. ks71z28

    ks71z28 Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

    2,082
    19
    Oct 10, 2004
    chico, ca, usa
    you bet, you got mail
     
  9. woody80z28

    woody80z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    5,460
    16
    Sep 8, 2004
    walton, ny usa
    So, I've been looking at pans and what I see from this thread is that the name brand pans seem to be effective. I'm a little worried about pan depth though. The "drag" pan I have on currently hangs lower than the subframe.

    I did find this cheapo that is only 7" deep. Love the depth, but I'm skeptical about how well it works. Anyone have experience with one?
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/55-79-SBC-Ch...m=271534109579&_trksid=p2056116.c100890.m2460
     
  10. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    14,145
    81
    Aug 9, 2002
    Rustburg, Va
    Sorry for the "late" reply Keith, I just saw this....here's the pan, that I used
    https://www.cantonracingproducts.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=15-240T
     

Share This Page