500cid oil pan suggestion.
- After seeing some pictures of a car where they reversed a 500 and TH425
engine, it made me wonder how they kept the thing oiled.
Specifically, it seems they took the tailhousing from a TH400 and put it
on a TH425, then hooked it up to a standard style rear end via a short
I like the idea as it moves the engine and tranny in front of the rear
wheels, and gets the drive shaft out from under the oil pan. Now I want
to see about reducing the drop on the oil pan so I can lower the whole
unit down a few more inches. All this brings me to how the oil is to be
So far I have been looking at some of the dry sump options, but they
don't seem to be made for a 500. Specifically, none seem to be made for
the stroke of the 500, and nothing seems to be made for it running with
the engine in a reversed orientation.
If I am going to go through the pain of building a car with the 500, I
want to be able to show it off by letting it run hard.