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So i picked up a 351w to drop in my fox and upon dropping it in I realized the front sump on the block will not fit in the fox. Is there any other way around this?
The only option I see is to put the rear sump pump and pan in.. However I didn't want to take the crank bolt loose in order to mount the rear sump. Any help would be great thanks guys..
 

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well that kit is designed to swap a 351w into a fox but if you can get it to work without it that would be cool too
 

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my fox had a 351w in it before that had a rear sump and I chose to swap however I didn't want to break the bolt loose on the crank to mount the rear sump. so I was just gonna leave it front sump till I realized it won't fit.
 

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your probly gonna have to go back to rear sump.....but you can wait till tomorrow when more people will be on and get some more opinions
 

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"The 302 uses a rear-sump pan, while the 351W uses a front-sump oil pan, which necessitates a new pickup. If you're going to limit your driving to the street, FRPP offers a complete oil-pan kit (PN M-6675-A58) that includes a 5-quart (stock capacity) rear-sump pan, a dipstick, a tube, and a pickup. The oil pump and drive are not included, so you'll have to purchase these items separately." says this page


351 Engine Swap - 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine
 

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you are gonna need the rear sump to put the Windsor in your fox. It is better to get an oil pan and pickup kit then just trying to get one from the junk yard and hope it all works right.​
 

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I already have the rear pick up kit I just didn't want to break the bolts loose on the main caps if I didn't have to. Thanks though
 

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well ive never heard of a front sump oil pan in a fox....soo im guessing your gonna have to break the bolts lose..srry:tomato
 

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damn.....you work pretty fast
 

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yeah let us know how that beast runs
 

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No prob let us know how it all goes
 

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I'm an idiot.. I knew I should've rough set the timing while the motor was outta the car. I was bolting up the water neck to the intake and I apparently had too much goop on my hands and dropped a bolt where the distributor should have been. Fell all the way to the oil pan.

Is there enough clearance to just lift the motor and drop the pan or do I need to take it all the way out AGAIN?
 
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