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Installing a 302 Ford in a 51 F-1 with aftermarket Xmember

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 64gtoguy, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. 64gtoguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 277


    I know this has been asked before, But my search doesn't produce anything. I would like to install a 302 into my 51 F-1 but it has an R B's Mustang II type front end . I have heard or read somewhere that the Ford front sump pans won't work with this X member. I am sure some of you guys have been down this road before. Any insight on this would be appreciated.
  2. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,848


    I used an original Mustang II cross member on my '51 with a dual sump pan on the 351W. It is what I had and I didn't know any better at the time. It fits fine, the cross member is sort of nested between the pan sumps. I don't know how different the R B cross member is from a stock cross member, but a rear sump will almost always work better and they are not that hard to find, as most 4x4 trucks had rear sump pans.

    Good Luck.
  3. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,308

    Dave Mc

    89 -92 Mustang uses that pan too

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