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E58 360 - windage tray standard?

Moparts Member
Posts: 658
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".
Anybody know for sure?

Mark Nixon
Moparts Member
Posts: 4097
From: Just this side of reality, South 340 miles..
Registered: Jul 2000
posted 04-05-2002 11:15 AM

If it's a pre-'82, it will have the tray unless someone re-built the engine and left it out.
Why not get the whole engine, anyway??
Be less work in the end...

Moparts Member
Posts: 1098
From: East Brunswick, NJ, USA
Registered: Nov 2000
posted 04-05-2002 11:43 AM

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.

Fury Boy
Moparts Member
Posts: 1996
From: Eugene, OR, USA
Registered: Dec 2000
posted 04-06-2002 02:05 AM

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)
I have them from an '85 318 cop motor, I wouldn't have thought it would have a tray, going to put it ion my car, hopefully, might not help with my power band but I will some day build a 360 and that's one less thing I will have to worry about.

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Windage tray, 340-360 are they the same?

New Member
Posts: 19
From: Yakima, WA USA
Registered: Feb 2002
posted 06-26-2002 11:30 PM

or are they different, getting ready to put my 360 together and thought I'd better check on that little thing.

Moparts Member
Posts: 3198
From: Valley City, ND. USA
Registered: Oct 2001
posted 06-26-2002 11:43 PM

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.
First one I saw was after the engine was in the car. SWEAR-CUSS and assorted other Golly Gee Whizes.

New Member
Posts: 8
From: Huntsville, AL, US
Registered: Jun 2002
posted 06-27-2002 12:02 AM

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.

rv motor
New Member
Posts: 85
From: Quartz hill, California
Registered: Jan 2002
posted 06-27-2002 12:17 AM

Yep, the 360 has a wider spacing on the main caps , so the holes must be oblonged

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