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tdesoto276
DeSoto Oilpan Modification


Contemplating using my S-23 330 DeSoto in a 60s A- or B- body project. Among other issues, the S-23 has a rear sump pan that will interfere with the stock tie rod location in those cars. I'd love to hear from anyone who has modified the DeSoto oilpan and pick up and any other issues that caused. Thanks in advance. tdesoto276
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on: Mon 21 of Sep, 2020 [17:29 UTC] reads: 1085

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moparruss
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Re: DeSoto Oilpan Modification
on: Wed 23 of Sep, 2020 [18:05 UTC] score: 0.00
There was a significant chassis change for Desoto in 1957 and thus the 341 and 345 hemi engines of that year used a "center sump" oil pan. If you could find one of these I'm sure it would work for you. Bob at Hot Heads sells modified 340 oil pumps and a pick-up for this pan.

Good Luck,

Moparruss

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George
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Re: DeSoto Oilpan Modification
on: Tue 22 of Sep, 2020 [16:49 UTC] score: 0.00
From the Oil pump parts numbers there was one that shows as being used on all tall deck Chr/Desoto/Dodges. So the Melling 392 O/P & center sump pick up should work. Then you just have to get a welder to cut up your pan & a 392 pan & weld it back up.

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tdesoto276
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Re: Re: DeSoto Oilpan Modification
on: Tue 22 of Sep, 2020 [17:44 UTC] score: 0.00
Thanks George! Id love to hear from anyone who has tried it!


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