How to ID a Small Block Oil Pan 60's - 80's

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    How to ID a SB Oil Pan 60's - 80's

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      Do you know what is part number for correct oil pan that will fit the 360 LA with 727 transmission in a 1966 Plymouth Valiant convertible? I already have the correct V8 centerlink.

      THANKS!!!!!
       
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      I would think that the standard car pan will, but I'm not sure.


      I'm involved with putting a couple of 360's into early A-bodies, but I haven't gotten to the point to install them yet and make sure that there are no steering linkage interference, like with some of the 6 cylinder pans. I have a few more projects to complete before I can get to build and install the one in my 66 Valiant station wagon.


      The best way that I could think is to put an early 273 pan (64-66) next to the 360 car pan and look for any differences. Ie. dimples for steering clearance. If there are any differences, we may have to make any necessary "clearance dimples" ourselves, as the 360 wasn't available when these cars were made and I'm not sure if anyone makes a special pan for them - (hopefully that means that the standard 360 car pan will work). I'm not sure that there would be enough sales volume for a company to make a unique one for that application as it is not a common build.

      We should start a thread in the SB tech question and ask if any members have already done this and if the standard stock car pan will work. I'm sure somebody has put a 360 into an early A-body somewhere....
       
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      thanks for the great detail-- this needs to be put in the tech section ,Lawrence
       
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      It is....
       
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      Thanks good write up man.
       
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      Krazy

      I came here looking for THE EXACT INFO that Flynlady was looking for! I'm in his exact position right now, except I'm preparing a 360 Magnum going into a 1965 Valiant conv. Need to procure a pan. I need to know which one works!

      If there is a link that we could include to lead us to whom might have done this, it would be huge. Flynlady, if you found your info, please consider returning with an update!

      Best to all.
       
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