*73-74* What Small Block Oil Pan Are You Running???

1971 - 1974 Mopars

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    Wondering what small block oil pan you guys are running in your 73-74? I currently have an 8 quart Milodon and have all sorts of clearance issues with k-frame and steering center link. Looking to make a change but it would be nice to hear from other small block guys what works best or what they had to do to get good fitment. Anyone have the Milodon 6 quart road race pan or the 7 quart street strip?

    BTW..... My "little" 440ci R3 small block makes over 700hp and spins up to 7500rpm so, a stock pan is just not an option..... IMG_0579.JPG
     
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        Keep in mind kframe/oil pan clearance is tighter 73 and up because of the kframe/suspension redesign.
         
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          I know.... It sucks
           
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            I had a 76 F-Body Volare Road runner. Had the same spool mounted k-frame as the 73-up B-Body.
            Mine had a 360 in it.
            I 'm sure the Kevco pan will work just fine with your application.
            Don't forget to update your k-member mounts with the solid ones from Firm feel.
             
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            Thanks for the reply..... She’s been solid mounted for a while now and full of Firm Feel goodies.
             
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              A @#$@#! of an oil pan that's made me take off half the car apart just trying to get the damn thing off...with no success yet.
              360 engine stock oil pan on a 74 charger.
               
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              OK guys what did you come up with? I have the Milidon 7 qt pan and I'm about to try to install it in my 73 roadrunner... looks grim. but its all I have
               
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              An update on my experience with installing the Milodon 7 qt low profile oil pan.
              IT FITS!!! But I did need to notch the K frame on the passenger side next to the motor mount, just a 2" square section. Enough space to run my finger all the way around between the pan and frame. I hope the 500HP does not twist the engine around to much on stock motor mounts.
              My K-frame is beat to hell, and I plan on replacing it some time down the road. So I did not block it in. If I can get one race season on it I will be happy.
               
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                OK new update... My steering rod that connects the right and left sides is hitting the oil pan on a hard right turn. I have been pondering on how to fix the issue. My Dad wants me to peen the oil pan with a hammer to ding it in. I am not so sure I want to do that. I have been thinking about a way to bend the linkage. Heat it up with a torch and use a vice to put more of a bend in it? I am going to the shop tonight I'll snap a couple of pics, to see what you guys think.
                 
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                Id rather find a way to lift the engine a little than to modify any steering components... JMHO
                 
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                  The back of the pan is vertical and the steering linkage hits dead center of the back. There is no possible way to lift the engine for clearance. What I did, was take the steering cross bar off and peened the oil pan in where it was touching a 1/4 inch. I now have clearance around the pan.
                   
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                  • Kernel Sanders

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                    well without the pics of where it was hitting I only had to guess it was the bottom of the pan at the back where most of peoples interference issues arise. :)

                    *except those trying to use big block 187 pans on 73 and up bbodies then its the K frame and the front of the oil pan sump. 971 pan is pretty much the only bigblock pan for 73 and up (without modifying the K that is)
                     
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