[Spridgets] A 1275 competition pan

Weslake1330 weslake1330 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 03:22:21 MST 2020

You could make an angled adaptor piece (from solid aluminium) like the
early 1275 blocks used with the canister filter mounting 12G 647.

On Sat, 1 Feb 2020 at 20:31, 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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