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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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windage tray/oil pan

On my 67 Goat.
I have the original oil pan.
How does the windage tray mount to the oil pan?
or does it?
I expected to see some studs or mounting tabs on the inside of the pan.
There are none.
What's the deal?
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windage tray mounts to the bottoms of the main caps on the motor with four bolts, there are two trays a full or a 3/4 depending on year and motor, believe they are torqued at 25lbs, double check clearance with your crank counterweights before sealing pan on.

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Factory gm had 2 different trays , 1 thin 1 thick , check for cracks , in addition a crank scraper will help quite a bit .
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The thing is totally missing.
How am I to know which I need?
It's a 67 400 HO
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Factory gm had 2 different trays , 1 thin 1 thick , check for cracks , in addition a crank scraper will help quite a bit .
ran a scraper on my dragster. left it off the first time i had the pan back off because i was having a hard time starting the bolts and got mad at it. didnt see any change. it was custom fit very tight clearance.


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I would run the factory full length tray. That's what comes on the '67 400. When you install it, it is very tricky to get the short segment of dipstick tube situated just right. It MUST be installed correctly. It goes on with the tray, and the tray holds it in place. Look at pictures, etc, whatever you need to do to get it right. Otherwise, you WILL be pulling the motor back out and taking the pan back off to correct your strange engine noise and dipstick issues!!
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+1 GeeTee you have to turn the lower tube as you align all four bolts, first time i mounted mine it dragged on the crank because the tube was not turned just right.
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Good advise guys and I thank you.
But, I thought the lower end of the dip stick tube was flush with the inner surface of the block??
ps. Is there an upper and a lower part to the tube on my 67 HO?
thank you again

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there is a second (short turn) piece for the dipstick tube whether you have a tray or not, if no tray the tube has a two hole mount bracket that lines up to the middle main bearing cap. If you have a tray the tube is crimped so when you put the tray on it pinches it into the other tube and holds it there. You can see the small tube in the middle of this picture

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