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harv8
Martyn Harvey
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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10/23/2007 10:09PM

Main British Car:
MGB Rover V8, TVR Chevy V8, MGB GT Ford V8

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Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: harv8
Date: March 29, 2018 01:58AM

I have always believed that Buick 215 engines and Rover 3500 engines require a Rover SD1 oil (sump) pan in order to fit over the MGB front suspension crossmember. Has anyone successfully used a Rover P6 or Buick 215 oil pan in their MGB V8 conversion?

Cheers,
Martyn


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1028 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: March 29, 2018 09:26AM

Can't speak for Buick but the my Olds 215 worked with the original OEM pan.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 29, 2018 10:59AM

I am using the OEM Buick 215 oil pan on my '79. I believe it would be fine on a CB car, as well.

There is one thing I really do not like. There is a huge nut welded inside. So, it captures pieces/parts instead of them draining out for inspection. I had broken piston skirt pieces in my pan & no evidence of it when draining the oil.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5627 posts)

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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 29, 2018 05:42PM

The Buick pan works fine on a CB car.


tr8todd
Todd Kishbach

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Re: Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: March 30, 2018 07:53AM

The Buick/Olds pan is slightly bigger than the SD1. I can post photos if need be. Just tried but they were too big for the site. Can try again later. I have SD1, Buick, steel 4.0, aluminum 4.6, and a dry sump pan that I can take pics of.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 30, 2018 10:30AM

From Google images it looks like the SD1 has a bit more capacity than the Buick 215 sump.


v8mgb
Jim Miller

(70 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: March 31, 2018 10:29PM

A great oil pan gasket alternative to the Felpro cork gasket is
Best Basket PN 20028, Bestgasket.com

I just checked eBay and there $21.



harv8
Martyn Harvey
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(177 posts)

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Main British Car:
MGB Rover V8, TVR Chevy V8, MGB GT Ford V8

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Re: Buick 215 oil pan
Posted by: harv8
Date: April 03, 2018 05:54PM

Thank you everyone for your responses, much appreciated!!!


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