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E58 360 - windage tray standard?Duster62360
From: Leucadia, CA, USA
Registered: Feb 2001
posted 04-05-2002 11:06 AM
Found an E58 360 in the boneyard still in the car. Did ALL E58's come with a windage tray? I don't wanna lay on my back in the dirt going thru all the hassle on a "maybe".
If it's a pre-'82, it will have the tray unless someone re-built the engine and left it out.
I can say for certain that not all 360's had it. Mine came out of a 74 Dodge tradesman van, this was an original owner van and was never apart until I pulled it. Much to my chagrin, no windage tray was in there. Maybe cause it was a van.
the stud's are what's expensive! I think those are like $65 for the kit from milodon(no tray, just main bolt studs for tray)
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Windage tray, 340-360 are they the same?
or are they different, getting ready to put my 360 together and thought I'd better check on that little thing.
Yes and no. They are sold as the same through MP but I have seen where the rod bolts will tick the tray used on a 360. No biggy if caught befor you bolt the oil pan on because you can see where it is hitting remove the tray and dimple with a ballpeen hammer. Bolt ray in place and turn over engine by hand with the pan of and on an engine stand and check if any of the rod bolts hit and then fix before you put the engine in. Some do hit some don't.
I believe the tray mounting hole spacing is different on the 340 vs 360 versions due to the difference in main journal sizes (thus main bolt spacing). But as stated above, the MP versions are sold for all motors because these holes are slotted to accomodate both.
Yep, the 360 has a wider spacing on the main caps , so the holes must be oblonged
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