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Discussion => Cobra Jet Drag Racing => Topic started by: dozz302 on August 15, 2009, 03:20:38 pm

Title: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: dozz302 on August 15, 2009, 03:20:38 pm
I have a drag car and for years have had a aluminum finned pan on it (heavy). It does have extra capacity but is that really necessary for a drag car? I was thinking of putting the stock pan back on. Thanks
Title: Re: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: 427mach1 on August 15, 2009, 03:30:52 pm
Extra capacity is a good thing to have, it will help the fluid stay cooler and excessive heat is a serious threat to transmissions.  You probably have a smaller than stock torque converter, which has less fluid capacity.  It also creates more heat.  Extra capacity in the pan would help alleviate both of these effects.  Do you have an additional transmission oil cooler?  Unless you have ground clearance issues or some other GOOD reason for removing it (I don't think the weight savings will be appreciable), I would leave it on.  If you are really interested in getting rid of it, take it off and send it to me!
Title: Re: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: griff on August 15, 2009, 07:22:28 pm
Hey to what it worth it also holds to some strength to due to the cast thickness, transmissions under load may have a core shift, it will keep the heat down too...its a great looking part .
Title: Re: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: 428 CJ hardtops on August 15, 2009, 07:34:08 pm
You could run the stock pan and run a trans cooler .The cooler would most likely coool the trans more than a deeper pan anyway.
Title: Re: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: dozz302 on August 16, 2009, 11:31:52 am
The car does have a trans cooler also. I thought all of the extra cooling stuff was more for a street car running a high stall ect. I was thinking for a strictly drag car you didn't need all of the extra cooling stuff. Thanks for the interesting points.
Title: Re: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: 427mach1 on August 16, 2009, 03:35:23 pm
How much do you load it against the converter at the starting line?  A lot of heat is produced at that time.
Title: Re: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: rusty428cj on August 17, 2009, 08:30:45 am
When I was racing Super Stock in the 70's I ran a stock pan with a trans cooler on my C-6. Today I have a C-4 with a stock pan and a trans cooler.
Title: Re: Drag race C-6 oil pan. Is stock pan OK?
Post by: dozz302 on September 05, 2009, 11:55:27 am
I usually load the converter only to about 1500 or 1700 rpm. It flashes to about 3800. In responce to the last responce do you have a trans temp gauge in car? Thx