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Hey all,

I pulled my Pontiac 400 last night. I'm looking to order parts I need/may need this weekend. I assume I need a valley pan, won't know until it's opened up, so I'm looking for recommendations or pointers on installation, brand/model etc etc... I.E. Stainless divider for the water pump etc...

I'm a "stock guy" so I'm aware there is a OE and non OE type. I also know there can be a leaking problem so any pointers would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks, Dan
 

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Turns out mine was reusable along with the oil pan... Saved a few Franklins there. Use a one piece oil pan gasket with a BOP rear crank seal. I hope my oil leaks are in the past now. :)
 

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"...I.E. Stainless divider for the water pump..."

Don't know where the best price is. But here's one sold on Ebay & Amazon.

1969 81 Pontiac Water Pump Divider Plate Stainless Steel | eBay

https://www.amazon.com/Parts-Place-Pontiac-Water-Divider/dp/B00H87B0VG

Butler sells it for $28.95 + shipping.

http://butlerperformance.com/i-24591334-butler-performance-pontiac-69-77-stainless-water-pump-divider-plate-set-ape-n140pl.html?ref=category:1234742

Here's one for about twice the price.

http://www.jegs.com/i/RestoParts/759/G240345/10002/-1?CAWELAID=230006180011413012&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=15769068431&CATCI=aud-194671897271:pla-208657317911&gclid=CjwKEAjw5vu8BRC8rIGNrqbPuSESJADG8RV04VaYtXANkgPuAo6pxiczWkxVRXxXd5ex8lHrsdeslBoCeCDw_wcB

Probably be a good idea to replace your water pump sleeves. I noticed they are offered on that Amazon ad I linked. Also, just about any place that sells the plate, sell the sleeves too. Don't forget to reduce the clearance between the plate and the water pump impeller fins. A big gap will reduce water pump efficiency.

http://www.wallaceracing.com/water-pump-mods.php

http://forums.maxperformanceinc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411256
 
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