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John Hamilton
John Hamilton
Navarre, FL
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10/28/2009 11:18PM

Main British Car:
1965 MGB 1840 cc MGB

Front sump oil pan
Posted by: John Hamilton
Date: February 28, 2021 11:12PM

Has anyone converted a Rover 3.5 or 3.9 to a front sump oil pan? Considering one in a Pinto street car project.


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

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Front sump oil pan
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 01, 2021 12:23PM

Consider using a 4.0/4.6. Would be a piece o' cake.


John Hamilton
John Hamilton
Navarre, FL
(23 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2009 11:18PM

Main British Car:
1965 MGB 1840 cc MGB

Re: Front sump oil pan
Posted by: John Hamilton
Date: March 01, 2021 09:36PM

Iíve got a 4.0 short block in the garage, do you think the rear sump on that pan is small enough?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Front sump oil pan
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 02, 2021 10:00AM

Don't know. Were you planning to fashion a modded pan with a front sump? I was referring to the fact that the 4.0/4.6 oil pick up already bolts in the front part of the block vs the older engines that bolt in the middle of the block.


John Hamilton
John Hamilton
Navarre, FL
(23 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2009 11:18PM

Main British Car:
1965 MGB 1840 cc MGB

Re: Front sump oil pan
Posted by: John Hamilton
Date: March 11, 2021 10:03AM

Ah, that clears it up. I donít want to cut the firewall, so a custom pan is required. Yes, the 4.0 block with the front mounted oil pickup would be the smart move.

Thanks!


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