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need help with the 3.8 oil pan

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by dean alexander, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. dean alexander

    dean alexander New Member

    Feb 4, 2019
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    I'm hoping someone on this site can help me. I own a 1964 Falcon Futura with the 170 CI straight 6. Rather then do the typical 5.0 swap I an thinking about a carburated ( 1982-84) 3.8 but I cannot find any information regarding the oil pan. I need a front sump oil pan for the swap, can anyone tell me if there was ever a 3.8 or 4.1 with a front sump oil pan? thanks
  2. Lonnie-S

    Lonnie-S Member

    Nov 11, 2012
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    If you have a physical arrangement, like a major chassis feature or cross member that can't be overcome, you might want to consider using and inline 6 from the Ford family. They can be built up quite well. Try doing a Google search on them.

    On the other hand, I've seen oil pans reworked too, even to the point of steering gear going through tubular holes in the pan. So, you may have options. What's in your way with a 3.8 or 4.2 V6?