Six Shooter, If I have to cut a hole in the hood an and fab up a "speed bump" to cover it I will, but that is months from now.
Can't cut into the fire wall as I would lose the wiper motor to the back of the throttle bodies and air box.
The M6 that the engine came from has it's crossmember 12" farther back then the Z.
z-ya, Teeum, Ron's s52 engine had some other options for oil pans, my s38 has only one pan so I'm just going to have to cut it up and rebuild it to fit.
I have picked up a slab of plate steel 12" x 30" and will drill, tap and mount the oil pan on it before cutting out the offending bits then build a mock up of the pan I need out of cardboard and take that to my aluminum welding guy. After the outside of the pan is finished I'll pop it into an oven at, say 400F
for a couple of hours and then let it cool off slowly in the oven overnight. Hopefully that will lessen the stress and strain so when I un-bolt it from the steel plate it will still be flat.
I'm just starting to learn aluminum welding and it will be a while before I can handle a project like this so I'm going to let a Pro take this job.
Edited by grannyknot, 20 June 2015 - 02:38 PM.