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    440 oil pump to K member clearance

    We are putting a 440 in 1971 dart, need ideas for clearance between oil pump and K member. Use motor plate in front. I would like to use a mildon external oil line pick up but there is not enough room to add on to the oil pump. Do we have to cut and box in K member for clearance.
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    any help would be great
    Any Pictures of a set up with Mildon pump??

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    With Shumachers kit you have to notch the k-member and even notch it more for a HV pump. Mine will be in tomorrow so I will take some measurements. Here's one in Nevin's 426 hemi Dart.

    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



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    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    I haven't seen oil pump clearance problems with the Direct Connection conversion...

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    bremereric,

    In the photo of the (mildon) oil pump what top cover is being used? Can you use a stock cover/oil filter adapter on the mildon pump? I think this will make it more compact set up.
    Thanks Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafixr View Post
    bremereric,

    In the photo of the (mildon) oil pump what top cover is being used? Can you use a stock cover/oil filter adapter on the mildon pump? I think this will make it more compact set up.
    Thanks Jim
    That's a picture of Nevin's motor but mine is the same. We both used a stock Mellings HV cover. Unfortunately the Milodon external pump stick out farther than a Mellings HV internal unit. So the clearance to the k-frame is even worse.
    Eric Bremer
    Tomball TX 77375

    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    Thanks, I think we are going to cut and box in by oil pump for clearance.

    When done I'll post some pic's.

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