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Old 07-07-2004, 04:36 PM
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oil pan clearance ?

I have a 1964 ford falcon that sits 2" lower than stock in the front. I bought an extra capacity oil pan and am concerned with ground clearance. I looks like the new pan will sit 3 inches off the ground. Is this enough?This is a streetstrip car for weekend use.

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Old 07-08-2004, 04:27 PM
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Most likely no. You'll need to measure your ride height. Now remove your front springs, reassemble your front end and lower the car until it's bottomed out. now measure the new ride height and subtract it from the ride height with springs installed. Now take into consideration that roads are crowned and tend to get lane grooves in them. It's really a good ideal with lowered cars to make sure that the cross member is the lowest part.
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Old 07-10-2004, 05:47 AM
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wrong oil pan?

They sell different style large capacity oil pans. Some are wider than others and some are deeper. You may have to return the deep pan and buy the wide bottomed one.


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