Building a 650 hp Naturally Aspirated Drift Spec LS3 Part 2

The LS oil pump pickup is secured by a single bolt.  This can cause leaks on the suction side of the tube and a loss of oil pressure.  To fix this we used Improved Racings LS pickup tube brace/clamp PN EGM-500.  This uses two bolts to hold down the end of the pickup tube and apply solid pressure around the base of the pickup tube flange.

Next, we installed Sikky’s 350Z conversion oil pan to the engine’s bottom end. A not at this point is that when installing various pans and pickup combinations you should always verify that you have enough clearance around the pump pickup.  You want a minimum of 3/8″ from the pickup to anything that could block flow into it or you could have oil pressure issues.  We had to slightly modify one of the pans baffles to get more clearance.

The pan was bolted down in a cross pattern in several steps.

Next, the water pump was installed.

The Sikky 350Z motor mounts were installed.


  1. Want to purchase 2010 SS Camaro Automatic
    Would the motor in this vehicle be rebuilt to the specs in this video or would you place a new motor of your specs into the vehicle?
    VIN 2G1FK1EJ7A9207576
    Car is listed local to you on Carvana

    1. 256 degrees of duration at 0.050″ lift on the intake and 273 degrees duration on the exhaust. The lift is 0.712″ on the intake and 0.688″ on the exhaust side. The lobe centers are 107 degrees on the intake and 115 degrees on the exhaust with a 111-degree lobe separation angle

  2. Do yall offer engine building services i collapsed a lifter in my engine and an fixing to just go ahead and rebuild it to these specs.

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