Looking great Richard. Something I found on the 378 that I'm building is that when the sump is at the front of the oil pan,it is right on top of the axle. I reversed the oil pan and it seems to have better clearance.
I am chevy guy.....all started when my Dad bought a new 56 chev 210 sedan with the power pack 265 and powerglide. I had that car in high school. It was a blast. The first vehicle I owned was a 57 chev pu with a 350 hp 327. I just have stuck with chevys ever since.
Gator: I wish I had some pics,but this was back in the 80's. I never thought to carry a camera. I just heard about the guys doing that. I worked for a paving company and in the summer we rented their trucks when we needed them.