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Post  bigskybob Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:08 pm

Hi all, I've been reading and watching for a short time, but it's time for my first question. But first the car, I recently purchased a sorry looking early 1985 944 racecar that was languishing in a local storage lot. It came completely gutted with a complete roll cage, but minus the front fenders and hood, I plan on using it for SCCA auto cross type racing. I'm building a 383 stroker with ProComp aluminum heads. I'm building my own adapter parts, but I was wondering if there is a measurement of the oilpan front section that needs to be cut down, from the top of the pan rail to the cut area?

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Post  modenas Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:25 pm

yes i have made this pan and can make another for a price
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Post  gt1scca Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:25 am

From The Porsche®️ 944 V8 Conversion Manual:

Modified Milodon 31501

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Post  msmoorenburg Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:42 am

i don't remember who to give credit for the pic but this may help

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Post  Admin Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:43 am

Just remember if you are going to mod your own pan, be careful with the crank clearance. It's really tight with the stoker crank, I know from experience.... Shocked

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Post  v8carreragts Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:52 am

The sketch obove is mine. As tha admin said, check the crank clearance-- especially the rod cap/bolt clearance. I made my first pan with just the crank and when i fitted the rods, they hit the pan. So the above dimensions may not work for a stroker.
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Post  Admin Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:04 am

Same here , except mine hit the sides of the pan. Shocked

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Post  modenas Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:54 am

he should have plenty of clearance if follow close as possible to the dim. i made mine with 3.5 on te side still have 1/2 inch or more of play between the pan and cross, and the 13 inch back is a bit far because i cut mine at 12 and still have 1 inch play to move forward to the cross
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Post  gt1scca Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:40 pm

The cut at 13" allows the sump to be sectioned with a flat piece of steel.
Not really necessary, just easier.

If you're adding stroke, the windage tray may have to go completely.

Maybe this will help...

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Post  bigskybob Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:30 pm

Thanks guys, The numbers will help, I'll post pictures soon

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Post  bigskybob Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:47 pm

msmoorenburg, having a little problem with the PM, my e-mail is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post  modenas Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:51 pm

is ur pan left or right side dipstick?
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Post  bigskybob Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:13 pm

Passenger side dip stick

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Post  Admin Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:19 pm

bigskybob, you PM's should start to work after you make 5 or more post. It's an anti-spam thing
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Post  modenas Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:46 pm

bigskybob wrote:Passenger side dip stick

would u like me to make one for you. gonna cost you very little. it like a fraction of the price to buy the other pan
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Post  bigskybob Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:03 pm

Thanks for the offer Modenas, but I have the fab covered, I guess my concern was the relationship between the depth of the oilpan cut in relation to the angle on the Torque tube, is there anything I need to keep in mind with the torque tube.

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Post  ffmedic Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:12 pm

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Look into my photo gallery you will find what I used for an oil pan, and the modifications I used as well for the LT1 which should be similar to sbc your using cept the LT1 has a 1 piece seal not a 2 piece seal your more then likely using.
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Post  v8carreragts Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:25 pm

This is my pan. I made it from a stock Chevy pan.

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Post  962porsche Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:04 pm

is the only time you need to modify the oil pan when your using the stock 944 cross member ? i have been thinking of doing a swap for a year now . i have a sbc motor in a s10 pick up and a 86 944 with a motor thats no good . does the c5 bellhousing bolt up to a late 70's 350 block ?
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Post  msmoorenburg Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:56 pm

yes the c5 will bolt up to any sbc v8
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