I'm building up a 351w engine and since it is going in my '66 stang, it will have to have a front sump oil pan. Should I install a baffle in it so the oil stays up front more, when i'm going down the track?
If this helps, I have a boss 302 windage tray in the 302 in my '70 Maverick and have
so far not had any problems with pressure loss at the track. Milodon has a front sump pan with a baffle already in it and it looks like a stock pan from the outside.
I also have a windage tray + baffled pan in my '70 Torino 429scj and likewise have never had a pressure loss. A friend, however
has no baffles / tray in his 460 Torino and is always losing pressure under hard acceleration.
Perhaps you could use both for an extra
measure of insurance? Sure couldn't hurt!
I bought the FMR front sump pan and welded my own baffles in it. Baffles that require a little jimmying when installing around the pickup, but will force enough oil to stay around the pump to avoid cavitation. Even at 1.5-2 G's. If I had known about the front sump stock depth baffled oil pan before I did this, I might have forked over the extra $100 to get it premade. Or not.