Oil capacity, windage tray and girdle

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by alan, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    With a stock pan on an engine with a girdle, how much more oil can be added? I'm thinking 3 quarts. The pan has a "baffle" welded to the rear near the top of the sump.

    What is a good windage tray for this? I used large expanded metal when I built it, but I don't think this works well (the holes are rather large).

    Any ideas / pictures?
  2. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    We got something new to try,MOROSO "windage tray screen",part #22912.
    Supposed to be the hot ticket,it's a uni-directional screen that you cut and mount to the pan,If John Zerucha happens along he can tell somemore about this,he turned me onto it.

    Oh,I believe it's about 40/50 bucks.
  3. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur


    I was starting to consider going to WalMart and buying a cookie sheet! :Dou:
  4. Adam Whitman

    Adam Whitman Guest

    Has anybody done any testing with windage tray configs? My last engine went together without one too.
  5. Kerry s.

    Kerry s. Is Jesus YOUR Lord?

    Hi Guys,

    With my last 464ci Stage3 girdle I drilled and tapped for 10-24 button head screws in each main and used a Stef's Uni-Directional screen with washers also to prevent "pull-thru". I drilled and fitted each hole on one side then bent it over to see how much to trim of the other side. When I was done it arced nicely over the rotating assembly and ran the entire length front to back. I do not know how much this was worth horsepower wise but I doubt it hurt anything!:TU:

    I do not have a scanner at this time so I can not post photos I have of the finished project.:(

    From now on though, I plan to do this proceedure to ALL my 455's!

    As a side note....this was with a TA deep-sump pan.

    Hope this is useful.......

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