[Spridgets] A 1275 competition pan

derf derf247 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 13:40:23 MST 2020

I suppose upside down would reverse the flow.
How about a spacer block under the current filter head?

On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 2:39 PM derf <derf247 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is that current filter head symmetrical?  Will it bolt on "upside down"?
> Just curious.
> On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 2:35 PM derf <derf247 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Run a shorter filter or a remote filter head.
>> On Sat, Feb 1, 2020 at 2:32 PM crusaderchuck55--- via Spridgets <
>> spridgets at autox.team.net> wrote:
>>> A VERY GENEROUS list member sent me a competition oil pan.   It needed a
>>> little work as time had done it's "thing".  Well I fixed and fabricated a
>>> bit or two. Then I went to test fit it and UH-OH...houston we have a
>>> problem!   It would not fit over the rear main cap on my core 1275 block.
>>> It took a little homework to figure this pan was intended for a 948 or 1098
>>> with small journals.  Ok I did all the other work I might as well make it
>>> fit a 1275.  I had 1 1275 stock oil pan and 5 948 ones!   Yup I cut up a
>>> perfectly good 1275 pan and grafted the piece in the rear that fit the 1275
>>> rear main cap. .BTW, the fronts fitment is the same 948-1275.
>>>  So...yesterday I was running taps through every threaded hole in the block
>>> a spin on oil filter fitment came to mind....yeah, it is an interference
>>> fit!   As in the filter I have (& I have 4 or 5 more ! So I intend to use
>>> them!) Is just long enough the end up literally into the top edge of the
>>> extended sump.  Guess what I'm doing today?   YES!  Cutting that edge to
>>> allow about 1/2"-3/4" clearance around the filter and between 3/4"-1"
>>> bottom of filter to the oil pan.  That will allow the use of a tool to
>>> loosen ( if needed) and enough room to drop off the threaded piece in the
>>> factory spin on filter housing.  Now I had considered doing a remote filter
>>> ( I have a remote filter casting) , but I do not possess the plate for a
>>> fitting that many sell for a remote filter set up.  Or I would leave the
>>> pan alone .
>>> This has been a huge challenge to make the pan fit , right down to a
>>> custom sump pickup assembly for it and a partial windage tray it was
>>> missing.
>>> Whew!   I DEFINITLY am using this pan!
>>> ( talk about determined!)
>>> Now back to porting a 1275 head!
>>> Chuck.
>>> Attached : Image is the interference fit....
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