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1964 Chevelle Centerlink hitting oil pan (3 inch drop in front)

  
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1964 Chevelle Centerlink hitting oil pan (3 inch drop in front)

 
kingintro kingintro
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 12/08
Posted: 12/02/08
05:06 PM

Specs...64 Chevelle. 350 engine. brand new (original style) suspension. Disc brakes with 2 inch drop spindles. 1 inch lowering coils. I am having a problem with my centerlink (new, everything is brand new). If I crank hard to the left/right, my centerlink hits my oil pan (new stock style). Anyone else have this problem with their A body?? I have not had it aligned yet. I have no problem with a BFH, but would rather not resort to this...Comments, questions are greatly appreciated.  

wvherbbie wvherbbie
New User | Posts: 8 | Joined: 11/08
Posted: 12/02/08
09:43 PM

Well to start with you have a nice car! I don't know alot about front suspension,but since the swap.You should check your motor mounts,if thats not it you could look into a aftermarket oil pan for street or strip.I hope this helps.  

55Guy 55Guy
Enthusiast | Posts: 444 | Joined: 08/07
Posted: 12/04/08
07:24 AM

I don't think you'll find an off-the-shelf oil pan that'll give you extra clearance.

Your options are to notch the oil pan for some extra clearance (this requires welding), see if you can get a custom oil pan to solve your problem, or just convert your Chevelle to a rack-and-pinion steering system.