Wednesday, September 07, 2011
So as I found out a while ago, a car 390 oil pan will not work with the aftermarket engine crossmember. Due to its front sump design it will not clear. Where do rear sump oil pans for 360/390 engines come from you ask? Pre-76 4x4 pickups of course! Found one on Craigslist down in Aurora, pan, oil pump pickup and dipstick for $80. Picked it up and cleaned it up in the parts washer. Once I finish sandblasting it, I think I'll powdercoat it Ford Blue. Good chance to test out the oven.