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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 19, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Oil pan for 396 in a 69

Hey everyone I’m pulling my 396 out of my 69 to do a cam swap. Since it’s out I’m thinking about putting on a little bigger oil pan like a 6 quart. It has a stock one on it now. Is there a good one out there that won’t cost a ton and I won’t have any clearance problems? I have stock exhaust manifolds on it right not ? Any advice on this would be appreciated. Thanks Brad!
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 19, 11:50 AM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

I used Moroso 20449. 1 qt bigger. Looks stock.

No need to pull engine for cam swap unless you want to.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Ya I know but easier I think plus I want to clean up the motor.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Just looked tha pan up. It says it’s a 5 quart. Not 6?
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 08:08 AM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

if you can weld, take 2 pans and make one the quanty you want. I made a 7 qt. pan for my 68 BB
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 09:19 AM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

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Just looked tha pan up. It says itís a 5 quart. Not 6?
Five plus one for filter. Original is 4 plus one for filter. Jegs has $75 off Moroso pans right now.

69 COPO clone, 461" BBC 11.25:1 Compression
840 Rec Heads (2.25/1.88) AED 850 HO carb
Orig Exhaust Manifolds
Straub (Clay Smith) cam, 288/300 .600/.569 109.
TH400, 3500 stall, 4.11 12 bolt posi
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 09:43 AM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

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Just looked tha pan up. It says itís a 5 quart. Not 6?
Stock pan holds 4 quarts. The fifth quart is over fill and the volume of oil in the block and the oil filter. It only takes about 4ĺ quarts to change the oil, with the additional ľ quart over filling the pan.

Everyone makes a pan to fit your car. to get additional capacity the sump has to either drop down further below the protective front cross-member causing it to drag over bumps (or be sheared of if going too fast) or to spread out at the bottom having side wings with baffles. The spread out is the way to go in NASCAR as they have their cars low to ground. Today no one runs their car at factory ride height as every one (except me) likes Mexican spices on their food and Mexican Low Riders for their ride height. As such a deep sump will not work.

Stock depth of a SBC oil pan is 7.500 inches (BBC was 7.750 inches deep). Just compare the depth of any pan you want to buy and know that your stock pan is hanging down about an inch below the bottom of the front cross-member now.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 10:04 AM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

My car is stock ride height and you wouldnít know the pan is not factory.

If youíre going to pull the motor it would be a great time to replace the rear main seal. I used Felpro 2918. I also used a one piece pan gasket.

69 COPO clone, 461" BBC 11.25:1 Compression
840 Rec Heads (2.25/1.88) AED 850 HO carb
Orig Exhaust Manifolds
Straub (Clay Smith) cam, 288/300 .600/.569 109.
TH400, 3500 stall, 4.11 12 bolt posi

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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

iirc I only added 2" to the depth of the stock pan to make it 7 qts. it was stock ride height in the front, but raised in the rear. I never had any problems driving it any where I wanted to go . even off road in 1972 when being chased
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 10:29 AM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

contact Chris Straub. he was very helpful in getting me a 7 quart pan with windage and crank scraper for my 68 SB
STREET PERFORMANCE Oil Pan; 1965-95 BB Chevy 396-454; 6 Qts.; 8" Rear Sump..
$347.44
here is a couple of pictures of chris straub's SB 7 quart oil pan in my 68 with BB springs. the front is stock


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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 19, 08:04 AM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

Can some one tell me how close the oil pump pickup should be to the bottom of the pan?
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 19, 09:22 AM
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Can some one tell me how close the oil pump pickup should be to the bottom of the pan?
I've always understood it to be 3/8" to 1/2"
I checked mine with a clay bar on the pick up screen and came in at just a hair less than 1/2"... just googled it and found this on Moroso site
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Ideal clearance is 1/4Ē to 3/8Ē to ensure adequate oil supply.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 19, 09:43 PM
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Re: Oil pan for 396 in a 69

Thanks!
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