Aftermarket 455 oil pan

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by 1972 Stage 1, Mar 25, 2020 at 10:34 PM.

  1. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member

    Looking for an aftermarket 455 rear sump oil pan. A Steve Reynolds pan, Poston pan, or TA pan would be ideal. This build does not have a girdle.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    James,
    I recently exchanged a few emails with Glenn at CARS Inc and they still have them NOS. He has both styles (girdled or non-girdled) but Glenn said they do not have the hardware. The girdled pan #PE236D is $690, non-girdled #PE236C is $590 (these are the exact prices that were in the Poston catalog). Here is one of the emails from Glenn:
    On February 22, 2020 at 5:54 AM Glenn Cecchine <buickparts@gmail.com> wrote:
    "Hi Gary,
    Thanks for the note.
    Yes I have some left. I still bring one or 2 to the GS Nationals if I have room.
    They are the same price as Poston asked over 10 years ago.
    You'll have to supply your own bolts.
    I have both styles.
    let me know,
    Glenn"

    You are probably aware but they are not made correctly on the front edge and need to be machined to match the angle of the mating surface of the timing cover. After considering the cost of the pan, plus shipping, plus the time, effort, and expense of machining to fit corectly, I decided to pass for now. Maybe someone will respond with a used one at a lower price.


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    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 6:24 AM
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  3. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member

    Hi Gary,

    That is great information. I did not realize they needed to be machined to fit properly. I agree with you, that’s a little bit too much money and work for an oil pan!!!

    Thank you for letting me know. Hope you and your family are doing well.
     
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  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    For that kind of money, you can get a Steve Reynolds Pan.
     
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  5. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member

    If anyone happens to have a used Steve Reynolds pan, that will work also!

    I will edit the title of the thread.
     
  6. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    If you do find an SRE pan, make sure it is the right version. Steve makes them for Girdled and Non Girdled Motors. When JW was building my engine, he spotted a used SRE pan for sale in the Parts For Sale Forum. I bought that pan. Neither one of us realized it was for a Girdled Motor. We found out the hard way.:) I resold the pan, and Steve made me one with Jim's help.

    Note the difference, 1st pic is the pan for a girdled motor.
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  7. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    Steve's pans are extremely nice..I was in the market for a pan when Steve was not making them due to personal reasons and purchased a TA pan.I am just as happy with it though as it filled my needs..
     
  8. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    SRE pans are very very nice. Yes the postons pan do take a little work but the do add a little more support that just a sheet metal pan........

    I've had my postons more than 20 years and love it
     
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  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Those Poston pans look really nice. Does anyone has a real picture of one installed? I think it could match my Hughes deep pan of my TH200. 590 is a little steep, though.
     
  10. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    James,
    I have nothing used at this time....... I seldom ever do. If I hear of anything I'll let you know..............
     
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  11. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member


    Lower half isn't actually installed in these picks
     

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  12. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve. You are right, used SRE pans are never offered up for sale!
     
  13. 1972 Stage 1

    1972 Stage 1 Well-Known Member

    My good friend Paul Wilke (Dr.Buick on here) is not currently using this one and said I can use it. What are friends for...

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  14. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Just a little tapage and sealer it will be just fine
     
  15. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    I have one similar to that..... Non Girdle SRE pan, Internal Oil Pickup with EXTRA holes! If you don't want to spend the money for a new one, I can repair that one or the one I have here for less than a new one. It won't look like a new one, but it'll function as one.
    If interested just let me know...... I am booked quite a while out though......
    Steve
     
  16. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    What do you mean by that?
    Can the Postons be used with internal pickup, also?
    How much less ground clearance do you get, compared to stock?
     
  17. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Have you considered sending SRE at steel stock pan and having him modify and improve it? He can add capacity and baffles etc
     
  18. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Poston can be use with an inter al pick up....but they still have a hose on the outside that runs from the lower sump and goes back into a pocket in the pan at the same spot the stk pickup did.......ran minevthat way for 18 years till we went with the scavenger setup this time
     
  19. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    As far as ground clearance it does hang down there a bit lower, I e only bounced it off the track once though and that was my fault with the new fro t suspension setup
     

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