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1979 Ford: clearence problems..oil pan and tie rods and sway bar

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I have a 1981 AMC Spirit that I am putting a 1979 Ford 302 and C-4 auto. in, I am having clearence problems between the oil pan and tie rods and sway bar. Any suggestions on how to resolve these issues would be appreciated.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Lurch replied 4 years ago.


Sounds like an interesting swap........
a) raise engine on the mounts
b) move engine mounts back or forward (depending on clearance)
c) look for a Oil Pan with reverse sump, or have a welding shop modify the one you have

d) go with a "dry sump" type pan. It is flat & you would use a outboard Oil Pump, rather than the Oil Pickup & stock Pump


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