Lay On Your Frame, Not Your Oil Pan

Hol­ley's new LS retro­fit oil pan can help

Low Rider - - CONTENTS - STORY & PHO­TOS BY JOE RAY

We’ve all seen it and you know what

I’m talk­ing about. You know, the guy who has an LS trans­plant that’s about an inch or two short of rest­ing the car on its frame. Well some­time ago that might’ve been un­der­stand­able (and ac­cept­able), but fast for­ward to present day and there’s no ex­cuse not to—es­pe­cially with the cre­ation of Hol­ley’s new LS Retro­fit en­gine oil pans.

As the GM LS plat­form con­tin­ues to grow in pop­u­lar­ity it should come as no sur­prise. These mo­tors are quite easy to come by, demon­strate great power, are very durable, and can be ex­tracted from wrecked ve­hi­cles cheaply and eas­ily. Un­for­tu­nately, the one down­fall of fac­tory LS en­gines is the mas­sive oil pan that hangs far too low for those look­ing for a ground­hug­ging stance.

When com­pared to a stock LS oil pan, the Hol­ley re­place­ment unit mea­sures in at 5.463 inches tall whereas some LS oil pans mea­sure in at an as­ton­ish­ing 8 feet 5 inches in height. To be hon­est, this is the one nec­es­sary mod that is es­sen­tial to not only pro­tect your in­vest­ment, but to keep it look­ing as low slung as pos­si­ble, so go on and lay some frame by sim­ply chang­ing your oil pan.

Now thanks to Hol­ley, these new oil pans are de­signed to pro­vide max­i­mum clear­ance be­tween the chas­sis and ground, and in­cluded with this gem is a fac­tory OE fit­ment for dura­bil­ity and proper seal­ing. Hol­ley low-pro­file oil pans are en­gi­neered to fit most '55-'87 GM mus­cle cars, clas­sic cars, and trucks, but please keep in mind that this prod­uct will NOT work on G-body ap­pli­ca­tions.

Oil Pan Kit In­cludes:

• Sump Baf­fle • Pump Pickup Tube • Sump Plug

• Oil Fil­ter Stud

• Oil Pas­sage Cover

Fea­tures:

•Pro­vides OEM fit­ment: OEM oil fil­ter mount­ing, OEM oil cooler port pro­vi­sion, OEM en­gine NVH sup­pres­sion, OEM flange gas­ket and seal­ing, proper struc­tural rigid­ity, and OEM bell hous­ing at­tach­ments

•Tra­di­tional high-qual­ity cast alu­minum ap­pear­ance with clean ex­te­rior styling •Pro­vides­max­i­mum­clear­ance­tochas­sis •Cast and machined alu­minum •Com­plete kit, in­clud­ing sump baf­fle, pick-up tube, sump plug, oil fil­ter stud, and oil pas­sage cover

•Fits GM rear-wheel drive ap­pli­ca­tions that were orig­i­nally equipped with a small- or big-block Chevy en­gine and tra­di­tional rear sump oil pan*

•Max­i­mum crank­shaft stroke = 4.25 inches

•Max­i­mum crank­shaft stroke = 4.25 inches / Sump Oil Ca­pac­ity – 5.5 quarts

•To­tal oil ca­pac­ity with stock oil fil­ter – 6 quarts oil fil­ter (AC Delco PF48 or PF48E, Mo­bile M1-113, Wix 57060, K&N HP-1017, or equiv­a­lent)

•Re­quires use of LS3 dip­stick (GM PN 12669528) and tube (GM PN 12625031)

•*En­gine lo­ca­tion may need to be ad­justed (up/down or fore/ aft) for cross­mem­ber or steer­ing link­age clear­ance de­pend­ing on the ve­hi­cle, steer­ing con­fig­u­ra­tion, and chas­sis type.

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