When doing an LS swap in a classic car or truck, there are a lot of variables to keep in mind. One that might bite you is choosing the right LS oil pan because it did us!
So here’s what happened, we built our 1967 Chevelle four years ago with the guys at Super Chevy magazine. You might remember that it was the very first Week To Wicked build. Under the hood is a 427 ci LS-based motor from BluePrint Engines.
At the time, we used Holley’s only LS swap oil pan made for GM muscle cars (PN: 302-1). As it turns out, there are a lot more options on the market now. But that pan seemed to work just fine until we realized that our steering linkage was crashing into the front of the pan.
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The solution for a while was just don’t turn too sharp while going over a bump. Even that resulted in some pretty good scars left of the LS oil pan. Finally, we got around to finding an oil pan that would solve our problem. While we were at it we decided to shoot a little video to help you out too.
So if you’re looking for info on what LS oil pan options are out there and what might work for your application, you’ve come to the right place!
Once you’ve decided on a pan, or you want even more info, give Classic Performance Products a call at (714)-522-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.