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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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My center link is hitting the pan where the slave cylinder bolts on. This is a 66 with a repop oil pan {I don't who made it} and Everything is new on the steering. So my question is Who makes a good pan or do I need to find a OEM pan?
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I use this pan on my 65 Falcon. It fit perfect with no issues. It is a Scott Drake product so I may have just got a good one. I would make sure your engine mounts are in good shape. https://www.cjponyparts.com/scott-dr...9-302/p/OPK14/
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Take a look at your motor mounts before you go to crazy over this. If your motor mounts are past it, it will move your pan closer to your steering.

To answer your question though...I just put in the scott drake 6 quart pan below...and it had gobs of room in my 1965 with power steering.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/SDK-C5ZZ667522K

It comes unpainted...so I did have to prep it/prime it/paint it before installing it...which added some time to the job.

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HoosierBuddy I'm not sure what you mean when you say if my motor mounts are past it. Can you give me some more info. Thanks

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Take a look at your motor mounts before you go to crazy over this. If your motor mounts are past it, it will move your pan closer to your steering.

To answer your question though...I just put in the scott drake 6 quart pan below...and it had gobs of room in my 1965 with power steering.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/SDK-C5ZZ667522K

It comes unpainted...so I did have to prep it/prime it/paint it before installing it...which added some time to the job.

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That's not a 6 quart pan, it's a stock replacement with a 5 quart capacity and the bonus of a Boss 302-style baffle.

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HoosierBuddy I'm not sure what you mean when you say if my motor mounts are past it. Can you give me some more info. Thanks
If your mounts are incorrect, loose, worn, or damaged, it could drop the engine down enough for the pan to interfere with the steering linkage. You also will want to check your transmission insulator and crossmember.

You could also loosen the idler arm through-frame bolts and pull the linkage down as far as it'll go. That might get you the clearance you need. There's also a chance you have the wrong idler arm?

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They are new motor and trans mounts. I loosen the idler arm and pulled down on it, I got a little then I put a small in the pan. Now I have just under a 1/8 of a inch I don't think that's enough but maybe it is.
It's a new two piece idler arm I don't know if that is right, I will look in to it.
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Update, I bought a new oil pan from rock auto it's made in Canada by Spectra, I think they also make gas tanks. It fits great and I now have plenty of room. Just in case someone is looking for a pan.
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