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Old 08-12-2018, 07:57 PM
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ISO 460 Dipstick and Tube

Hey all, Im in search of a dipstick and tube for my 460, it was out of a 76 Lincoln and so far I'm not having much luck locating one. I measured the threaded end that goes into the oil pan to be a 5/8" 16 thread. Any help would be appreciated this is one of the last things keeping me from dropping her back in.
 
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What year and model oil pan are you using? I am seeing slip fit tubes for the 80's 460's.
 
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What year and model oil pan are you using? I am seeing slip fit tubes for the 80's 460's.
I'm not really sure how can I find out?
 
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Originally Posted by 86F250 460 View Post
Im in search of a dipstick and tube for my 460, it was out of a 76 Lincoln and so far I'm not having much luck locating one.
Might be a shot in the dark, plus they might know someone who does


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Mine is slip fit cause it slips and flops around!

My rebuild motor has a slip fit tube off of the front of the motor on the passenger side of the crank. That one is nice and snug.

 
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All v8's used in these 80-up trucks must have a rear sump oil pan. So any engine from a car that has a front sump, must be converted to a rear sump. I have gone a couple of rounds with this situation with 302's and 351w's. I have not done any of this with a 460, but I am betting that front dipstick in the picture above is not going to work and will have to be abandoned when that engine is installed in a 1980-up pickup truck.

I am assuming the original poster has some sort of rear sump pan if the engine is mounted already in the truck.
 
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Engine did come from a 70s truck though it was 2WD. Those are front sump oil pans, or can you go either way?
 
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I did a little checking, nothing definite but I am getting hints that the 70's trucks that are 4x4 have different oil pans than the 2wd versions. The 460 during those years was only offered in the 2wd trucks. That pan may not fit, you may need to get a pan from a late 80's 460 and also get the oil pump pickup and the main cap support stud for it. Hopefully you can find one with the dipstick mounted in the pan itself.
 
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While I was moving my motor over to my new place, I took a look at the pan. It is front sump. So that is good to know.
 
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