Oil pumps ,old and new

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Mc Tool
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Oil pumps ,old and new

Post by Mc Tool » Fri May 03, 2019 10:51 am

As with a lot of long term builds the thing evolves as you go along.
I started with a 3.5 early block and had the rear main seal area modified to take a lip seal, then biffed the SU's in favour of a rifle rock ( I actually typed "edelbrock" but the proxy spellcheck changed it....)performer and a Hillary (ah, that would be "holley" )390 vac sec, then I scored a efi set up with a megasquirt ECU, then I thought wtf , why not go 3.9 and went looking for one. The 1st issue I hit was that the engine on offer has the anular oil pump round the crankshaft nose, and here come the questions.
Are they any good , can it be updated and can I fit the old front cover assy (I have a tall rotor kit fitted? How hard to plumb in a remote filter set up ?
Also how big a deal is it to have top hat liners fitted , which is what this (serpentine) motor needs as apparently the liners have slipped after a recent rebore .
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Hamish


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Re: Oil pumps ,old and new

Post by ChrisJC » Fri May 03, 2019 5:27 pm

Top hats will cost between 1 & 2 grand depending where you go.
You can fit the old front cover, but you will need a spacer to to over the crankshaft nose as it's longer.
Remote oil filter can be done easily by fitting an adaptor in place of the regular oil filter.

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