Kevko sale- anyone used this pan?

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  1. CopperheadDart

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    Kevko has a 15% off sale this weekend, and I'm looking at their M321 pan for a 340 I am building, going in a '86 Charger chassis car. Anyone used this particular pan? Looks like a good design with only 8" height, rear sump, and built-in scraper and windage tray... just curious if others have used it.

    M321 - 340 M322 - 360 Mopar Rear-sump Street/Strip
     
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      Have the 340 version of it on my car.
      Really like it
       
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        That looks like a real nice pan.
         
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        I have their 6-qt version on my 408 and their "stock" 340 pan on my 340. Both came very clean inside and out. So I'm a fan!!
         
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        Same. Mine is just the black version. Not the prettiest thing on the planet but no issues at all with it in 15 years. I would buy another.
         
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        Good pans have a 6 quart on mine as well, great baffles and trap doors to stop the slosh under hard throttle or breaking. Make sure you get the pick up aswell . With mine I needed to heat and bend the tube in its right spot as the support didn’t line up properly on the main stud.

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        I ordered an m301 oil pan. They sent the m302 pan.
        After customs and shipping to canada.
        I called to return it.
        I had to pay to ship it back

        Then i get another m302 pan.
        After customs and shipping to Canada again.

        I called to notify them of their mistake.
        I get the "ship it back statement"
        So i paid again to ship it back.

        Third time i get the correct pan. After customs and all the shipping charges. I should of just thrown the first one in the garbage and cut my losses.


        I have it installed on my 340 stroker now and can say it looked good, but i would not deal with them again.
         
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        Does anyone have anything bad to say or seen elsewhere about the “quality” of the Kevco pans? We ordered an extra capacity Milodon pan for a 360 we’re building and after inspecting the thing ended up sending it back as the welds and overall appearance was less than impressive. Sloppy, and one of the baffles interfered with the pickup tube. Anyone have some good clear closeup pics of these Kevcos, what they actually received vs. what their website shows?
         
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        yes i posted a picture of the pan they sent me. they did refund my money i'll give them that but i couldn't believe being in the bussiness of making oil pans and you would send such a pos out to a customer
         
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          that is the worst looking oil pan ive ever seen.i will never buy one
           
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            Here's the M302 6-qt with the M301-1 pickup tube on my 408 during build. Has a nice little anti-windage lip on the RH side to reduce oil entrainment and the trap doors for control during accel (make you flip them correctly at pan install!). Again, I gave the pan a "white-glove" test as-received and it was absolutely clean. I was quite impressed by that. Welds all looked good, sealed up without issue...I have nothing but good to say about it. Good enough, in fact, that when it came time to get a pan for my 340, I bought another Kevco (M323, stock 5-qt pan). This one was also very clean and neat as received. And in dealing with them, they answered phone promptly and were helpful. Got the pan(s) within 2 days of ordering.

            So from my perspective, I rate Kevco all good! 20200410_170021.jpg 20200410_165009.jpg
             
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              No clearance issues at all the only problem was the Hughes girdle with the Rods which was touching in some areas and we made the desired adjustments cleared the notches to relief those areas. Funny thing was Hughes diagram had some instruction stating the girdle had plenty clearance with I beam rods and with the H beam those areas will need attention. Note * check everything and don’t take it for granted .
               
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              I run one, not the rear sump, but the center sump. I have been very happy with it. The one issue I have been whining about for years. They put the oil drain on the wrong side of the swinging door gates. Which traps about a quart of oil in the pan when you change the oil. A couple of years ago I just welded in another drain plug. This one located in the rear of the sump. I sent them an email years ago. Never heard anything about it.
               
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              CB5B99E5-4F5D-4196-B8E4-1C813729F846.jpeg The original drain is the red line.
               
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              demonx now that is the pan i expected when i ordered. please explain what you mean with this comment[make you flip them correctly at pan install] my observation of those crudely made little trap doors were they are totally worthless in fact they are either open or closed so why a hinge?
               
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              Lets oil drain into the pickup/sump area. But doesn’t let it flow forward away from the pickup on deceleration. The oil pushes them closed on hitting the brakes. The drain is in front of them. So the oil drains SLOWLY if at all.
               
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              correct, i know what there supposed to do but in reality those hinges on those kevco pan's will not no way no how swing unless forced by hand. period
               
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              Mine moved very freely.
               
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              I run the 6 qt Kevco and it is a nice peice

              Question ... is the upper plug on the side of the pan an overflow for verifying propper oil capacity or is it for a return line etc..?
               
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              I believe you've answered the question asked...the trap doors are to slow down oil trying to leave the pickup tube. And like you found on yours, my pan's little gates swing very easily.
               
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