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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 00, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if any has any tips on an oil pan swap. I will be changing the pump at the same time as well. So, how far should I lift the motor up, should I remove my distributor? Will the starter, and exhaust have to come off?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 00, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Whoaaa, major brain fart! Sorry about that. Its a 1968 Camaro, with a 406SBC, no A/C PS or PB. Behind a TH350.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 00, 12:32 AM
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when i did this, i put a 2x4 between the engine and frame mounts and that gave me enough clearance. take off the distributor cap or even remove the whole thing if you feel safer, remove the starter, and i'm taking that you have headers, so if it's easy enough, get rid of them too. then you should have plenty of room to work around. also, you probably already figured that you can get some extra working room by putting the car up on jackstands. one other thing, move the tranny lines to the one side if there in the way.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 00, 04:09 PM
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2x4 under the engine mounts,yes, but i have only had to remove the passenger side header (the easy one)as it sets farther back and will hit the floor pan before you have enough clearance. also, you will have to take the steering linkage down, i did this simply by taking the center link loose at the pitman arm, this allowed it to drop down far enough, otherwise the pan will hit the center link before the front of the pan clears the crank

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