: need oil pan any help



kmonroe1
08-11-04, 09:29 PM
hello everybody, i just purchased a 68 472 to build and drop into my 1980 el camino, now i find out i need a eldorado oil pan to make this work. does anybody out there know where i can find one? if so please e-mail me at kmonroe1@earthlink.net

lux hauler
08-11-04, 11:42 PM
Eldo pans are getting hard to find and often bring top dollar. You should be able to use a '77-'79 425 pan or an '80 368 pan. Be sure to get the pick-up tube with the pan. The dipstick and dipstick tube may be different....might as well grab it from the donor also.
The later pans (425 and 368) may need a little clearancing for the rod bolt/nut to clear but that should be all that's needed to make it work.

kmonroe1
08-12-04, 08:16 PM
thanks

Allante North *
08-13-04, 12:41 AM
Keep an eye out for the pans on Ebay. I just picked one up there. Expect to pay $100- $180.00 for and Eldo pan if you can find one. Some of the speciality Caddy outfitters have them, and you expect to pay the higher price there. The 425 pan might work, but the eldo pan will work. Good Luck either way.

kmonroe1
08-13-04, 05:48 PM
ok thanks for the help guys i just found a site that sells remanufactured pans for $80.00 plus $20.00 core i guess :) thats what i'll be doing

lux hauler
08-13-04, 06:26 PM
ok thanks for the help guys i just found a site that sells remanufactured pans for $80.00 plus $20.00 core i guess :) thats what i'll be doing
I heard that the chrome pans are junk.....the quality of the rails just isn't there and they leak. Just a heads up.
You shouldn't have much of a problem finding a 425 pan.......junkyards usually have 77-79 425 cars.

Allante North *
08-17-04, 07:50 AM
Just found this over on Al's traderboard.

http://www.hwforums.com/2092/messages/1950.html

Not too bad a buy. I bought one from Potter a few monts ago for the same money.
http://www.cadillacperformanceparts.com/