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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, I remember now..........

I took a 454 out of my 1 ton Dually and swapped engine mounts and went to throw it in our new '67 Impala. Frame stands are good, the crossmember needs to be slid back, (I knew that) and the OIL PAN needs to be changed.

CRAP!!

I forgot about the oil pan! The truck was a front steer, and the Impala is a REAR steer. Yup, drag link is dragging on the very leading edge of the oil pan. I guess it'll come back out at some point this week so I can swap the oil pan.

I can't believe I forgot about that. Still, We're that much closer to getting it bolted in.

Don't listen to me, what do I know? I've only been doing this for 30 years.
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That's particularly funny given your sig. (hope you see that too, else I'm gonna look like an ***!) lol.

Good luck with the rest of the swap. Big Blocks and Impala's go together like Football and Sundays.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 06:31 AM
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The truck pan is also a ground dragger in a lowered car so if your happy with the deeper sump add a couple of quarts of oil by adding wings to it. Otherwise a Proform stock replacement car pan is your cheapest solution.

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That's particularly funny given your sig. (hope you see that too, else I'm gonna look like an ***!) lol.

Good luck with the rest of the swap. Big Blocks and Impala's go together like Football and Sundays.
Yup, it's one of those times where you knew better.

"Man, I know I'm forgetting something..........oops, yeah, ....right."

That's kinda why the post was titled the way it was.

Oh, and Dave, the stock replacement is exactly what I was going to do. It's just a mild big block with a cam, intake, four barrel and headers. It pulled pretty good in the dually, and all I did was freshen it up when it came out. (gaskets, seals, timing chain, etc.)

Don't listen to me, what do I know? I've only been doing this for 30 years.
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