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Old 04-08-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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Automatic transmission oil pan modification

Hello, I have a custom made car with a house made chassis. I've been driving it successfully with a dog ring manual gearbox.

I now would like to switch to an automatic transmission. The smallest gearbox being able to handle 460Nm/340ftlb of torque that I could find would stick 3cm/1" under the flat floor of my car. I can't raise the transmission or the engine.

My question is: Is it possible to remove the factory oil filter located in the bottom of the oil pan, flatten the oil pan and then place an external oil filter system?

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Old 04-08-2019, 09:00 PM   #2
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Re: Automatic transmission oil pan modification

Why not modify the floor of your car?
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:19 AM   #3
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Re: Automatic transmission oil pan modification

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Why not modify the floor of your car?
The floor would already have a hole for the transmission but it would still stick out by about 3cm/1".

I may have to design a skid plate to protect the oil pan from bottoming out. But that will only come if i do not find any solutions.

The gearbox I am currently looking at is the TCI 6 speed gearbox:



I'll design my own bellhousing to fit that gearbox to my engine.
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