455 oil pan baffle

Discussion in 'Street/strip 400/430/455' started by Bryan Fant, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Bryan Fant

    Bryan Fant Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know who makes the weld in 455 a-body oil pan baffle. The last one I got was from mike automotive machine , but I think there out of business, with no phone to contact purchase one
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  3. ap1672

    ap1672 Silver Level contributor

  4. Bryan Fant

    Bryan Fant Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info Larry and Mike. I will check it out
  5. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

  6. Bryan Fant

    Bryan Fant Well-Known Member

    Do you sell just the baffle?
  7. john.schaefer77

    john.schaefer77 Well-Known Member

    He sells just the baffle.
  8. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    If you can't get in touch with Mike, let me know...….I have some here.
  9. B-rock

    B-rock Well-Known Member

    For those of us that can make one our self. Is there a shape or pattern that is preferred? I haven't got far enough into my build to see what shape it should be or exactly where is goes.
  10. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    This is how I generally do a OEM pan. I have a pattern that I can scan and post.......you'll just need to get it to the right size when printing it out. The only issue with that is the pans are surprisingly different from pan to pan, (year to year). I've always had the suspicion that they had about a half of dozen different dies sets that were used when making these pans over the years, so.....................there's always some final trimming and fitting to do before they fit well.

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  11. Bluzilla

    Bluzilla a.k.a. "THE DOCTOR"

    27 years ago when I deepened my stock oil pan, ..... I made my own baffles and still have the templates.

    Note: That was the first time I mig welded anything (and it shows), ... In fact I bought the small Lincoln 110 setup just for that pan.

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  12. B-rock

    B-rock Well-Known Member

    Interesting I assumed all the OEM pans would be the same. Other then Riviera.

    The baffles look easy enough to make.
  13. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    It's got to done right....I had one that looked like a beautiful job but wouldn't drain back properly at high rpm and oil pressure would drop.
  14. Bluzilla

    Bluzilla a.k.a. "THE DOCTOR"

    Absolutely, ..... That's why if you take a close look at my old pan, I had the reliefs around the rear baffle which helped the oil return as well as preventing air pocketing and cavitation upon high RPM acceleration. Also both front and rear baffles are installed tipped down to the pick up to help speed the return process to the sump. Never experienced pressure loss even at higher rpm, .... though that engine never saw over 6700 RPM.


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