Re: Milodon oil pan gasket
Yeah, it's a blue felpro. That's what I was hoping, someone who has been there before. I don't always trust marketing strategies for consumers. Like, "you have to use OUR product for it to work correctly". Sometimes it's bull****. Sometimes it's not. And all of the web surfing I've done to try and find an answer, I haven't seen anything that suggests using ONLY their gasket, except them, milodon.
After seeing that the engine builder didn't pay attention to the rocker arm situation, "different post", the pan gasket situation could've easily slipped by him as well, IMO.
Just trying to cross all the T's and dot all the I's before bolting it in.
To clear it up even better, I never ordered this pan. It came in a pile of parts I bought from a guy that I know. 3 big block pans, a tunnel ram, a re-built M-20 muncie 4-speed, and a set of 6 lug slotted mags 10x15's, for the hefty price of $400. No, the stuff wasn't stolen, he's old and getting out, and it was 10 years ago. SO, it is brand new, never bolted on before.
Engine builder wasn't going to do any of the tin work initially, then at the last minute called for the timing cover, because of the cam button he had to figure out, and the pan. I did a quick comparison of the pan to the one in the car and it looked very close at the front for clearing the sub-frame. But still hard to tell for sure. He and his boys did have a 69 camaro, maybe that pan was for that car at some point. So I gave it to the wife to run it up there while I was at work. Part #30710, should fit first gens.
Looking up that part # and identifying the pan is where I ran across the "our pans designed to work with our gaskets only" statement. Well, that's kinda a red flag.
But if the felpro gasket WILL work fine, then I saved some time and money.
Had I ordered this pan myself, I would've ordered everything related to it out the gate.
But, that's not how it happened. LOL
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL
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