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Hi ., new to the forum ., I could use Any advice or help anyone may have ..
I’m swapping a 69 Lincoln 460 onto a 73 Torino … the issue at hand seems to be the 1) clearance of the front sway bar and crank pulley
2) the oil pan not allowing the motor to sit lower on the cross beam to allow for Tranny bell housing clearance to install the transmission.
any ideas if there is a different oil pan set up to accommodate or any other ideas at this point would be much appreciated..
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The front sump oil pan on the lincoln is the same as the OEM pan for the BBF intermediates.
The intermediates utilize a unique engine mount and no frame stantion.

What mounts are you using???





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The engine mounts in almost all online parts application guide are for the full size fords which are different. If the mount bolts directly to the block via 3 holes it is INCORRECT.

The intermediate mounts bolt to a bracket that mounts to the block via two holes. Mount then sits on the frame.

These mounts are NOT serviced in the aftermarket because they almost never failed.

1972 to 1976 T-Bird
1972 to 1978 Mark series NOT coupe or town car which are full size chassis.

I have pictures of the complete assemblies and heat shields posted elsewhere here.




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Insulators with out block brackets or heat shields.






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I see what your saying .. the shallow part of the pan is bottomed out on the frame and unless I have a shallower oil pan it’s impossible to get the motor lower to be able to mate the transmission. .. I’m 1.5-2inch away …
 

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Not sure if this helps, put a 460 out of a Lincoln Mark III in a 87 F250 and had to get a rear sump oil pan to get the engine low enough. Also, to help spear the transmission, I cut the heads off two transmission bolts to act as guides and cut a slot across the top of bolts to use a screwdriver to remove them to put new ones in after spearing. Steve
 

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Be sure to measure the nose of the torque converter, so far, I have found that there are 2 different diameters and two different size openings in the rear of the crankshaft that the converter fits into. If it's too big, it will never spear in. Wouldn't mention it, but it happened to me... Steve
 

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Post pictures of your engine mounts and oil pan please.

As others have said, the OE pan on your donor Lincoln 460 is the same part that would have been used on a Torino with a factory installed big block. To my knowledge, all passenger car front sump pans were basically the same except for minor differences.

What engine was in your Torino originally?

My guess is you don't have the right engine mounts.
 
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