Does anyone know if the oil pan from a Cadillac 425 will work instead of the rear sump oil pan from an Eldorado on a 500CI? I will be installing a 500 CI Cadillac into a 1976 El Camino. The reason I ask is because I saw one on Ebay that went for about $150.00+- and the text said that the sump was 12" back and the Eldorado rear sump was like 15". I still have the 425 I was going to build, but recently bought a running 500 out of a 1975 Snoop DeVille. This 500 has the Eldebrock intake and no carb, so I will alos be looking for a suitable carb. I'm thinking a 850 cfm dual line double pumper, but willing to listen to suggestions.
I plan to play with it at a nearby strip this year and spend some $$$ next year. I just decided to abandon the 425 build since I always wanted a 500 anyway and have all the 425 parts and then some at a friends shop. Any advice or suggestions would be great.