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Old 05-30-2005, 11:20 PM
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Front and rear oil sump on Ford 351W

I just noticed the 351W I bought, which needs to be re-built, has a rear sump oil pickup. My project car requires a front sump.

At re-build time, I think this is an easy fix, correct?

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Yes. You will need a front sump pan and pickup.
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Thank you. I thought over the years on the this board it was true. r
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ft sump oil pan

you will also need the main bearing cap bolt, that holds the oil pick up.
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You only need the main bolt for the pick-up on rear sump pans. He has one of those already. The front sump pick-up doesn't require one as it doesn't span the length of the engine.
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ft sump

sorry about that. guess i have been building too many fox engs, jim. thanks for the correction.
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pan swap

You will also need the timing cover so you will have a dipstick, when converting from rear sump to a front sump oil pan on SBF's and Winsors.
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I see a flat spot on the timing cover

I see the flat spot on the timing cover where a hole could be. Any reason I cannot drill a hole accepting the dip stick holder and use the same timing cover?


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Just get yourself a tube and stick from FORD and you should be OK.
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