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    Anyone here have a bad or good experience with a Milodon v-drive pan?

    My pickup came off after the last build bracket and weld both broke, had it shortblocked by a very reputable builder but the bolt on bracket was completely jacked up.

    I had it set to mount over the main cap stud nut with a secodary nut on the pickup tab. It came back with the pickup under the cap nut but it was bent like a noodle to make up the extra 1/2" to get the proper clearance to the pan.

    Builder just says all Milodon pickups break, bending them has nothing to do with it.

    In his defense, Milodon says they should be bolted directly to the cap, but then the clearance is way off????

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    Miloden is complete crap. I had a pick up come off the pick-up tube where the factory sivler soders them. Also had a windage tray crack from viabration. They aren't very good for controlling oil levels anyways. This cost me a motor last summer.

    Do yourself a favor and buy a Dan Olsen or Stefs pan.

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    REX Marine has a few of our Stef's pans in stock for V-drives and Jets. Our pans are more expensive then most but once you see one then you realize why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 500BBC View Post
    Anyone here have a bad or good experience with a Milodon v-drive pan?

    My pickup came off after the last build bracket and weld both broke, had it shortblocked by a very reputable builder but the bolt on bracket was completely jacked up.

    I had it set to mount over the main cap stud nut with a secodary nut on the pickup tab. It came back with the pickup under the cap nut but it was bent like a noodle to make up the extra 1/2" to get the proper clearance to the pan.

    Builder just says all Milodon pickups break, bending them has nothing to do with it.

    In his defense, Milodon says they should be bolted directly to the cap, but then the clearance is way off????
    never seen a milodon pick up that didn't break lose from the bracket. we used 1 on a buddy's blown 496 , set the clearence, bolt the bracket and pump down, tacked the pickup to the pump and then pulled it off to fully tig it to the oil pump. sat it back on the motor and it looked nice, no binding at the bracket or anything. sumbitch still split at the bracket, sucked air from the resulting hole in the tube and smoked the block and crank been using hamburger pans and pickups ever since without failure,oil pressure stays consistent, and they're inexpensive to.

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    Anyone want to buy a Milodon v drive pan painted black?

    Pickup included...in three pieces.

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    Nothing wrong with a milidon pan right after you build a completely new pickup, toss the oil to the pickup blocker (baffle) and weld in a proper screen and a new crank scraper.
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    I run Milodon stuff, but in the 440BB's the pickup is bolted to the pan.

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    well i just went down to the shop and i have two milodon pickups and one was going on a motor this week, they are both cracked at the tube mount. someone just saved me a lot of money ( not geico ) ill try and weld some support to it, thanks

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    Did they look like this?
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    I've had no problems with Armando's oil pans...http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/f...ine.html?20094

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    Quote Originally Posted by 500BBC View Post
    Did they look like this?
    well close mine are at the tube itself on the same support thou

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    never seen a milodon pick up that didn't break lose from the bracket. we used 1 on a buddy's blown 496 , set the clearence, bolt the bracket and pump down, tacked the pickup to the pump and then pulled it off to fully tig it to the oil pump. sat it back on the motor and it looked nice, no binding at the bracket or anything. sumbitch still split at the bracket, sucked air from the resulting hole in the tube and smoked the block and crank been using hamburger pans and pickups ever since without failure,oil pressure stays consistent, and they're inexpensive to.
    Wow that sounds familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 500BBC View Post
    Did they look like this?

    Thats how mine looked when it broke. Welded it up. We'll see how it looks when I pull the pan.

    Tim

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