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5.3L Engine Rebuild Page 21

Figure 81
Figure 81
Figure 82
Figure 82

Figure 81. The stock GM windage tray was giving all kinds of fitment issues with the new oil pump pickup and oil pan. Not to mention the fact that it had rust on it straight out of the box. We replaced it with the Moroso windage tray. All six bolt holes in this tray had to be drilled out to fit over the ARP main studs.

Figure 82. The oil pump pickup tube is bolted in. The Improved Racing hold down clamp is also installed, to keep the pickup tube in place in case of very hard bouncing.



Figure 84
Figure 84
Figure 83
Figure 83

Figure 83. The windage tray and oil pump pickup final install.

Figure 84. Final install of the front cover. Here we are using the Alignit tool from Sac City Corvette. This tool makes fitting the cover a breeze. The oil pan was installed to help with the alignment of the cover. The bolts are installed loose, then the two oil pan bolts are tightened to spec with the tool in the seal opening. The cover bolts are then tightened to spec. The oil pan bolts are then loosened and retightened, and the cover is done.


 
 
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