Any news on a deep pan for the 350?

Discussion in 'Products and Services' started by Mark Demko, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Any developments or timeline?
     
  2. Thumper (aka greatscat)

    Thumper (aka greatscat) Well-Known Member

    Put a girdle on,instant extra capacity.
     
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  3. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    We have it designed, just haven't produced them yet. We're finishing up on a few repop items that have been in the works for a while or are a higher priority.
     
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  4. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Thank you Mike;)
     
  5. 72gs4spd

    72gs4spd Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike any idea on the lead time? Just dropped off block number two to machinist so I’ll be needing one soon, amongst other things, providing the block checks out.
     
  6. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I still have two on the shelf.
    Stock pan with modified sump, new oil pickup and baffles. Coated in epoxy primer.

    $450 with good core.... plus shipping.
     

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  7. 72gs4spd

    72gs4spd Well-Known Member

    Steve, I’m interested, but the core is on the motor currently in the car. Once the new motor is ready I could send it to you. I have a couple questions. How many quarts does this pan hold? Also does the sump extend below the front crossmember? I would assume not, but I just had to ask.
     
  8. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Im wanting one also Steve
    Do I/we order from your website?
     
  9. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Hi guys….. First off, I don't have a web site because I can "barely" keep up without the need to advertise. I would, develop a web site if I were doing this full time, but since I work a full time job besides doing SRE, I kind of try to keep it low key.

    Anyway, the pan will hold somewhere between 1-1/2 to 2 extra quarts of oil. With a deep sump pan you can run the oil "low" on the dipstick. It definitely helps with windage and cavitation.
    The sump should be approximately flush with the cross member, but definitely not hang down past it far enough to cause self induced damage. I can measure the overall depth if you wish and let you know.

    The best way to discuss and actually order is to send me an email at sreperf455@gmail.com
    The care can be send in advance or after the fact..... no problem.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  10. 72gs4spd

    72gs4spd Well-Known Member

    Steve, When you have time can you sent me the measurements. I forwarded pictures to my machinist for his opinion before going forward. Thanks for your efforts.
     
  11. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    Steve,
    The pan is 6" deep at the rear sump. It will officially hold 1.25 extra quarts of oil, although I would just run 6 instead of the factory rated 5 qts.
     
  12. 72gs4spd

    72gs4spd Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve
     
  13. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Cool, thanks Steve:cool:
     
  14. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    I’ve got one of Steve’s 350 oil pans for my current build. It’s not in the car yet but it was just installed on the engine over the weekend.
     
  15. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Steve also makes a fully custom alum 350 pan too. This was for a girdled engine with belt driven oil pump that sucks directly from the pan.
     

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  16. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Nice pan Sean, will that fit a factory frame car?
     
  17. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Hi, yes it fits a factory frame with the girdle. And then I added another 1/2” spacer to give extra room for a windage screen. The alum pan has super nice baffles for oil control. The girdle is just under an inch thick so that’s why the pan looks so shallow.
     

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  18. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    A MANTLE GIRDLE:D:D:D
    Sorry Sean just had to say it!
    Geez, now Im torn between the aluminum pan and steel.
    Whats the capacity of the aluminum pan?
    I imagine the kick outs increase capacity over the modified stock pan.
     
  19. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I'm not positive on the extra capacity with the kickouts…. I'd need to crunch the numbers or measure the capacity after I build one, but I'm "guessing" on average you'd be between 2-3 quarts over stock, depending on the size of the kick outs. The "kick outs" however do increase the cost to build. An aluminum 350 pan with internal oil pickup is $675 and the kick out option will add another $125-$165 (depending on a few things.) Also with the kick outs, header clearance comes into play. I'm not very familiar with the 350 header applications, so with the addition of kick outs, it would be the customers responsibility to let me know how big they can be before header interference becomes an issue. (nothing worthwhile is easy!! LOL)

    Like I said, I have a few steel ones in stock...…. an aluminum one would have a current lead time of April/into May.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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  20. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    With the 1” thick girdle, 1/2” thick spacer and 1/4” oil pan rail that’s just under 1-3/4” of support holding things steady down there. I simply wanted to be sure the pan wouldn’t need to be modified to fit in my chassis and then later realized I could add 1/2” and still clear everything. My turbo application has the down pipes way far away from the oil pan un like a NA setup. That’s what allowed me the wide kick outs.

    I’m not too concerned with adding too much extra oil I would rather have less oil slopping around up at my crank. I wish I could safely add a sight glass to monitor the oil drain back during dyno runs.
     

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