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    V8 oil pick up pipe

    Hi Folks,
    I hope someone here may be able to help point me in the right direction..
    I've got a Ford 351w v8 in a 3dr cosworth.. I've recently got a rear hump sump (Ford SVO) and the pick up pipe to go with it, but I have no idea what distance the pick up needs to be from the floor of the sump, or how I can be sure of actually getting it right.
    I don't think it's safe to assume that it's going to be right straight out of the box, and getting it wrong could be expensive to say the least!
    Any clues anyone?
    Cheers!
    Iain

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    Re: V8 oil pick up pipe

    I'm sure he isn't the only one, but Diddy seems to know about these things. PM him if you don't get a reply soon.

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    Re: V8 oil pick up pipe

    Thanks Dave, I'll sit tight for a bit and see if anyone responds!

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    Re: V8 oil pick up pipe

    mine is a 302 but uses the same ford SVO sump, pickup should sit about 3/4 -1" off the floor of the sump the pickup should bolt on the pump and off one of the end caps as long as its not been bent should go in correct straight out of the box
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    Re: V8 oil pick up pipe

    Ah, thanks for that 'Nightmare' ! (Nice car btw.)
    Judging from what you say there, is it true to say it's not that crucial? I kinda had the feeling that every mm might be critical..!
    Talking of the end cap fitting reminded me that I had an additional bolt for that, but it seems like the existing one on the end cap is suitable and all I need is a nut to go over it. Does this sound vaguely possible!?
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    Re: V8 oil pick up pipe

    I was reccomended to go for around 6mm from the bottom of the sump, and to weld a couple of small tags on the strainer about that size,[6mm] so if you are unfortunate enough to bash your sump, you wont close the gap between the floor of the sump and the strainer and starve the engine of oil.

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    Re: V8 oil pick up pipe

    Cheers for the reply V8Ian. I've read of someone welding on a nut on the bottom of the strainer for that reason - seems like a good idea especially considering how low things are hanging down there!
    Iain

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