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Old 02-28-2011, 08:24 PM
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Thanks for all the great advice! Will take a shot at it this Saturday morning and let you all know how it went!
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:50 AM
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I took the pan off my 66 without takeing the pump off. Just jacked the motor up as high as it would go and turned the crank to get it to clear. it fell off
TBird - How did you decide "as high as it would go" was? Did you unbolt anything besides the motor mounts?

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:39 PM
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I forgot i took the top part of the fan shroud off also but ya just the mounts. Keep an eye up top when you do this you'll know when it's high enough. I jacked it up by the bell houseing just go easy plenty of 2x4s
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:42 PM
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Another consideration while removing the pan is strategically rotating the crankshaft so the counterweights are not in the way. If the middle to rear ones are at their lowest point it makes it impossible to get the pan past them. The bolt on the end of the crank takes a 15/16" wrench; an offset box end works pretty good.

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Old 03-02-2011, 03:32 PM
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On my engine ('58 352) you have to be careful that the bellhousing especially the top center bolt doesn't go into the bottom of the AC evaporator housing. That's as high as I can lift it and it is about 1 2x4 above the motor mount. Replace the oil pump shaft and make sure that the clip is adjusted properly so removing the distributor doesn't pull the shaft out of the oil pump. I found that a shaft from a 292 had been shipped to me which is slightly shorter than those from a 352/390 FE.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:39 PM
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As far as re-installing the oil pump, I removed the inlet screen assembly from the oil pump and just installed the oil pump and shaft initially without messing with the pan. Then I put the screen in the pan and lifted it up and re-installed the screen to the pump from the right side with a box end.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:51 PM
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On the 64-66 the motor doesn't have to go that high. There's plenty of room. you do have to turn the crank though that helps big time. And make sure you pull the battery out
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:52 AM
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We reinstalled the oil pump and pan. We jacked up the engine about 1.5 inches (at the motor mounts) and that made a huge difference. We were able to install the pump with pick up line, and then the pan. Thanks for all the great advice.

Note we did not change out the motor mounts. I got a set from the local parts store, and they did not look anything like the originals. I think the engine would have sat too low with the new mounts.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:26 PM
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I bet they sold you the flat ones, instead of the 'U' shaped mounts. Glad to hear you got things back together.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:49 PM
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Yes, they were the flat ones. They didnt have any other options at the parts house.
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