max wedge oil pan new reproduction

1962 - 1965 Mopars

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      cool!
       
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      Where do you get the pickup tube?
       
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      Think they had a tube with a swivel pickup. Tube removed before I got it. Sold it.
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      Pans are nice BUT the price is twice what they should be, also they should have the correct pick ups available. Nice try.
       
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      They aren’t exactly accurate.You would think they would make exact copies...
       
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      Kuddos to Van's for making them. There's a ton of work involved in that behind the scenes. Tooling is not cheap.
       
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        Hey chooch, have you actually seen this pan, and checked it out, or just looking at it on line, and are you saying the '70-71 Hemi oil P/U's will do the job on a wedge block ? I may go with this set up, as my engine is still in pieces, awaiting assembly, Thanks...
         
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        the 70-71 hemi/6pak pan won't fit the 62-65 chassis. if one has the early b-engine pick-up it can be made to fit. the swinging pick-ups were 63-64 super stock. anyhow, perfect or not the new pan is a step in the right direction for early b-body people.
         
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          stage3 Well-Known Member

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          vans is being sold as an auction,,looks like u have 1..what did u pay?
           
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          I wonder if they would sell just the baffle plates ? I need a set for one of my pans as the p.o trashed them by cutting into them.
           
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          Has anyone tried this new pan in an early B body yet? On maxwedge.com they say the mopar oil pickup part #P5249817 should fit this pan. Has anyone tried it?
          Thank
           
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          I've looked up the Oil Pick Up, P#5249817. It lists as a 1/2" tube, and normal application is for a "B" Block. Can anyone verify this is the pick up that will work with the new MW pan ?
           
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          those pans came with a 1/2" pipe swinging pick-up. I wonder if maxwedge.com is looking at a street hemi 1/2" pick-up. if so the sumps would be in a different location, plus the 63-64 super stock wedges were the only ones to have a 1/2" pick-up, and all other wedges had a 3/8" pipe pick-up. I think the longer (horizontally) 62-65 3/8" pick-up could be made to work.
           
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          My Wedge is ready to be assembled, and I plan to use this new pan, just released. I will keep you posted, as to what works, and with how much effort. It may not be right away, but hoping it will be within a few months...
           
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            My block uses 1/2" pickup, that is why I have the question. Maxwedge.com says the photo is the 817 pickup in a Max Wedge pan.
            Here is the text and photo from maxwedge.com:

            Mopar Performance came out with a pickup a few years ago, part #P5249817 listed as a 1/2 inch diameter tube for "B" engine. Funny thing is it is identical to the '62-'65 383 and 426 pickup. It is about 3/8 to a 1/2 inch longer which looks like it might be a prefect fit for the Max Wedge oil pan and looks identical in shape and length to the pickup in my Race Hemi blueprints. Here is a picture of the 817 pickup as it sits in a Max Wedge oil pan...

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              This is an original Max Wedge pan that I bought years cheap off of a friend 15 yrs ago,didn't use swinging pick up,used Hemi 1/2" pickup with no problem.

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              • VANDAN

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                62MAX, Do you happen to know the capacity that this pan holds ? Since my build will be a stroker, I wanted to get some extra oil in it, compared to a stock 4qt pan, Thanks...
                 
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                Another thing comes to mind now, with this new pan option. Is there any need to trim back the K-member on the '63-'65 V-8's for clearance, as we all have been doing when using an aftermarket pan ? I believe it was the right corner that needed some extra room ?
                 
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