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      Yup, you can do it that way. I tend to mount it higher up on the block so that it's
      easier to roll over and not so unbalanced when doing so. It'll be topheavy before the
      crank, and a bit bottomheavy after. But it's easier than endmounted when you start putting
      the crank in.

      As to 'what to do'- since you say you're not building an all- effort engine, I'd say rev limit it at 6500.
      This then resolves issues of valve float, crank snap, etc,
      as most of that's exponentially related to revs, and
      the factory limit is pretty darned safe.
      It also reduces the chances of oil starvation
      in the crank itself. You still should go see what's out there for pan baffles,
      or, what I do when in doubt, stick an Accusump in it.
      Spring for the electric valve, as it dumps fast, but refills slowly.
      Yes, it's a band- aid.
      But it's a band- aid that keeps your engine together.

      There's a thread on blowed- up engines that mentions adding this
      tensioner to the oil pump chain, and while it seems a bit goofy, I think I'll
      try it next time just for S&G. Because I've seen pumps without sprockets...

      Carry on!

      t
       
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      Yup, you can do it that way. I tend to mount it higher up on the block so that it's
      easier to roll over and not so unbalanced when doing so. It'll be topheavy before the
      crank, and a bit bottomheavy after. But it's easier than endmounted when you start putting
      the crank in.

      As to 'what to do'- since you say you're not building an all- effort engine, I'd say rev limit it at 6500.
      This then resolves issues of valve float, crank snap, etc,
      as most of that's exponentially related to revs, and
      the factory limit is pretty darned safe.
      It also reduces the chances of oil starvation
      in the crank itself. You still should go see what's out there for pan baffles,
      or, what I do when in doubt, stick an Accusump in it.
      Spring for the electric valve, as it dumps fast, but refills slowly.
      Yes, it's a band- aid.
      But it's a band- aid that keeps your engine together.

      There's a thread on blowed- up engines that mentions adding this
      tensioner to the oil pump chain, and while it seems a bit goofy, I think I'll
      try it next time just for S&G. Because I've seen pumps without sprockets...

      Carry on!

      t
      Since I’m not tracking for money, but for grins, I try not to take it over 6K RPM.

      I’ve got the super duty oil pump, but have thought about that tensioner as well. Although, it might be overkill.

       
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