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My 540 motor is in the car, the Hooker Super Comp headers went in without any problem and no clearance issues using the big block frame mounts. I will post some pics. on Monday night.

My problem: I am using a 10qt oil pan, and when I turn the front wheels more than 1/2 way, the drag link is hitting the oil pan. Anyone fought this problem before? Is there an extension link to shift it forward another few inches? Or am I just stuck making really short turns? lol.
 

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Trbulnc said:
My 540 motor is in the car, the Hooker Super Comp headers went in without any problem and no clearance issues using the big block frame mounts. I will post some pics. on Monday night.

My problem: I am using a 10qt oil pan, and when I turn the front wheels more than 1/2 way, the drag link is hitting the oil pan. Anyone fought this problem before? Is there an extension link to shift it forward another few inches? Or am I just stuck making really short turns? lol.
You should be able to turn onto the return road with only 1/2 turn of the wheel :D
 

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well, at least my priorities will be in the right place if that is what I am stuck with.
 

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Trbulnc said:
My 540 motor is in the car, the Hooker Super Comp headers went in without any problem and no clearance issues using the big block frame mounts. I will post some pics. on Monday night.

My problem: I am using a 10qt oil pan, and when I turn the front wheels more than 1/2 way, the drag link is hitting the oil pan. Anyone fought this problem before? Is there an extension link to shift it forward another few inches? Or am I just stuck making really short turns? lol.
Might have to go to something like this?

http://www.peytonperformance.com/item--Moroso-Oil-Pan--20433.html
 

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thanks, bookmarked that one. I am going to take it to the alignment shop in the next week or so and see if they can do anything with it, I only need about 1/2" for it to clear so there might be some adjustment in the linkage and some persuading. If not, looks like a different oil pan, but it can be dropped from the bottom.
 

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i can't see where there would be any adjustment in the linkage, messing with the alignment to make it work isn't right either and i highly suggest NOT persuading anything....unless its the oil pan:D
 

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There is adjustment in the linkage, ends of the connecting links are turnbuckles. Have bent a few drag links in the past and then adjusted them back in alignment....not many choices, other than the oil pan.
 

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Oil pan adjustment

I had Billet Fabrication build an oil pan for my 540 Nova. The rod comes clooose to the pan, don't get to aggressive.
They will build it to your specs.
 
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