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Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:31 pm
by GARY C
cgarb wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:25 pm
I have a stock BBC pump on my stepbrothers 355, been working good for 3 years now. Everyone has a different theory with oil systems and when set up correctly most of them do work well. Kind of funny though how someone can have trouble and swear that a (example) high volume pump sucked the pan dry. Someone else won't use nothing but high volume pumps without issue ever.
True, I would not recommend this Milodon style pick up because the two I have ran the screen box broke off the tube.
The first one I just fished out of the pan with a coat hanger and kept running it on the tube alone...I would not recommend that either but I never had a problem with it. :D
http://www.jegs.com/i/Milodon/697/18312/10002/-1

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:35 pm
by cgarb
I run the 16 dollar pickup tube that came with the 79 dollar Big End performance oil pan...lol. Never had any trouble with it. I did work on the trap door hinge a little and add an extra baffle. Works for bracket racing.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:25 pm
by engineguyBill
cgarb wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:25 pm
I have a stock BBC pump on my stepbrothers 355, been working good for 3 years now. Everyone has a different theory with oil systems and when set up correctly most of them do work well. Kind of funny though how someone can have trouble and swear that a (example) high volume pump sucked the pan dry. Someone else won't use nothing but high volume pumps without issue ever.
The story about a high volume oil pump "sucking the pan dry is an old wives tale - just doesn't happen.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:06 pm
by cgarb
I wouldn't believe that to be true either. I was just using it as an example. I would believe blocked oil drainback passages could cause that type of problem. I would also believe about high volume pumps causing aerated oil to give oiling problems. Foam does not lubricate well. I am not a believer in high volume pumps in race engines.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:27 am
by rapidride2
I rolled the dice and bought a Milodon std. pressure/volume with hopes of it not being a re-boxed up-priced Melling. We'll see how it goes...

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:59 am
by resurrectionjoe
rapidride2 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:27 am
I rolled the dice and bought a Milodon std. pressure/volume with hopes of it not being a re-boxed up-priced Melling. We'll see how it goes...
Milodons are not reboxed mellings.

Well at least not the SBC ones that I use.

Very nice pump for the money.

I use them all the time as an alternative to a melling select.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:15 pm
by resurrectionjoe
rapidride2 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:27 am
I rolled the dice and bought a Milodon std. pressure/volume with hopes of it not being a re-boxed up-priced Melling. We'll see how it goes...
Since I was in the shop today I figured I'd provide a little photographic proof that milodon SBC pumps are not reboxed Mellings
milodonresize.jpg

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:24 pm
by GARY C
Melling performance pump.
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Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:32 pm
by rapidride2
Thanks guys....

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:41 pm
by Dave Koehler
related; I used a small block pump in a couple of BBC comp eliminator engines years ago.
Anyone ever do that?+

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:03 pm
by cgarb
Dave, what was your reasoning for using the SBC pumps? I heard that the standard BBC pumps actually pump less volume than a SBC.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 pm
by Dave Koehler
Can't speak to which flows more. No way to know at the time but we figured the stock SBC was enough but would also reduce some drag.
Had no way to prove it but it seemed logical at the time. Oh yeah and it was less weight.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:43 pm
by engineguyBill
resurrectionjoe wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:15 pm
rapidride2 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:27 am
I rolled the dice and bought a Milodon std. pressure/volume with hopes of it not being a re-boxed up-priced Melling. We'll see how it goes...
Since I was in the shop today I figured I'd provide a little photographic proof that milodon SBC pumps are not reboxed Mellings
I doubt that Milodon manufacturers their own oil pumps. The tooling and equipment necessary to manufacture parts such as this runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars for each design and Milodon is not that large of an operation. A company who manufacturers parts on a private-label basis will often times cast the part with the customer's name and/or casting number. It's very easily done and the oil pump in your picture could very well be a Melling product too.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:52 pm
by GARY C
cgarb wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Dave, what was your reasoning for using the SBC pumps? I heard that the standard BBC pumps actually pump less volume than a SBC.
Thats interesting, most of the claims I have seen is that the BBC pump is about 10% higher volume than the SBC in stock form and the 12 tooth gear vs the 7or 9 tooth (I think thats the correct #) provides smoother flow and less negative effect on distributor.

I have not been able to find any data from Melling.

Re: Who's making Jegs Oil Pumps?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:15 pm
by MadBill
Its links seem to be inoperative, but this article speaks to some of the preceding questions http://www.hotrod.com/articles/ccrp-091 ... oil-pumps/

BTW, if you go online for a hydraulic pump power calculator and punch in say 70 psi, 8 GPM and 90% efficiency, the result is a remarkably small power requirment... :-k