I am in the process of installing a small block ford in my 41, and i am in a situation where I have the shallowest oil pan I can get( explorer), and without even all the weight on the car i'm around 3 to 4 (depends on motor placement height) inches from the straight axle to the oil pan. I have the stock crossmember in the car, reversed eye spring and some leaves out. I'd like to keep the car low, but I don't like what i am looking at. If I move the motor any more forward I have to come up above the crossmember, which I feel puts the engine to far up in the chassis. I will have some pics tomorrow, just brainstorming while I cant sleep.