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I'm putting in an independent front suspension on my '68 and using the engine from my '67. I need to use a rear sump oil pan. My 289 actually has 1965 as the date stamp on it. The kit I'm looking at says fits 1983-2001 blocks. Question: Have the oil pan bolt pattern been changed between 1965 & 1983? The kit says it's for a 289/302so I'm assuming it will work.
 

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Probably has more to do with oil dipstick location more than anything. Over the years, they went from front cover, into the driver's side of the block and into the driver's side of the oil pan...
 

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I don't think the bolt pattern changed - just dipstick and of course the pickup would be flipped 180, but that should be in the kit isn't it?
 

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and of course the pickup would be flipped 180, but that should be in the kit isn't it?
The rear-sump pan (Fox-body style) uses a different pickup tube altogether, and one of the main bolts needs to have a stud to help support the pickup.
 
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