Just quick note to Jamminj007. A friend of mine bought a iron block 6.0 with a broken pan. 3000 mile engine. Replaced the pan put it in his Nova and after running it he found out the back of the block was cracked. Hair line crack just to the left of the rear cover about in the middle block. The casting must be real thin in that area. Make sure you check your block carefully. That pan is tough and when it takes a hit that force is transfered directly to the block.