Like a 79coupe stated. An oil pressure safety switch prevents that very scenario. Once the oil pressure drops a certain amount the ignition system or fuel pump (engine) will shut off.
That all depends on what you want to run through that switch. You could have it cut off the ignition or fuel. You have to T it in between the oil pressure sensor and the block, from what I recall. Thanks for the reminder. I forgot I also need that too.
What I really want to do is push the engine back so that it passes the steering rack. That way I can utilize a uniform dry sump pan. That distance is about a foot. The cowl area has no wipers, so at this point it is gar-bage to me. VFN makes a pin on hood that reached to the windshield in a stock height as well as cowl.
I would like to make that work but the truth of the matter is that the exhaust tubes, #4 & #8 will cause the problems, well #8 more so then #4 because #4 is free and clear of any pedals. To get the accelerator pedal to clear would take some work. Cutting out everything from the top of the valve covers to the cowl is no problem, it is the area that the exhaust primary tube will protrude into. That is the accelerator pedal and brake area. That is where I gave up. A 50/50 dry weight ratio would be great, and this would help reach that goal too, but I have yet to drop the completed motor in. I might try this route, but doubt it. Not that I don not want to, but because it will require extensive trans tunnel, firewall and pedal relocation. As well as possible rear-word dash board front mounting point relocation.
Truth be told, I will give it a whirl when the motor is done, or when I can guesstimate the head/primary/valve cover area needed to be removed. The primary tubes will also play a part. At any rate keep the pics coming, thanks for the insight/pics darius.
O yeah, machinist wants to use a 4 vane pump. One for supply, two for the pan, and one for the heads. We have yet to figure out what size lines. Part of me wants to modify a dual sump wet pan, and the other side wants to measure out the car like I am supposed to and send those dimensions to aviaid for a custom dry sump pan. We shall see.....