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Old 11-01-2005, 09:21   #1 (permalink)
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4.6 into 1965 Galaxie

I am in the process of installing a 1996 linclon 4.6 engine into my 1965 Galaxie.
My reasoning is I want the improved gas mileage, along with the good ride and looks of this car.
One of the first things I see as I lower the engine in place is interference between the front crossmember and the oil pan.
The old 390 had a front sump, and the 4.6 is a rear sump.
Does anyone know if there are any 4.6, or 5.4 engines out there with a front sump?
I am sure I will have many more issues, (as expected), but really want to avoid changing out the front frame clip to finish this conversion.
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 4.6 into 1965 Galaxie

Yep, the 5.4's used here in Australia are front-sump equipped. I can check out prices for both oil pan and oil pump pickup if you are interested. Just PM me with your email address, and I'll chase up for you.

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Old 11-08-2005, 09:54   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 4.6 into 1965 Galaxie

OOPs, I allready am in the middle of the sub-frame thing.
Thanks anyway.
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I am in the process of installing a 1996 linclon 4.6 engine into my 1965 Galaxie.
My reasoning is I want the improved gas mileage, along with the good ride and looks of this car.
One of the first things I see as I lower the engine in place is interference between the front crossmember and the oil pan.
The old 390 had a front sump, and the 4.6 is a rear sump.
Does anyone know if there are any 4.6, or 5.4 engines out there with a front sump?
I am sure I will have many more issues, (as expected), but really want to avoid changing out the front frame clip to finish this conversion.
Was told Lincoln Navigator was a front sump, have not researched
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Old 05-19-2006, 17:29   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 4.6 into 1965 Galaxie

I'm not sure if your found a solution to your problem but here is a site with a front sump oil pan for the 4.6.
http://www.wurthitdesigns.com/60-64FordRack.html
Scroll to bottom of page.
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