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need help 71 mustang Grandé coupe
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im trying to find a manual for my mustang Grandé coupe cause im trying to do a oil pan gasket and it really needs the pan removed and cleaned out cause it has been sitting for over a year??... and ther is a cross member in he way of removng it and i dont know what else i can do??... surely ford doesnt expect youto remove the engine to remove an oil pan??... any help would be greatly appreciated... thanksHuh
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#2
You have to raise the motor not fully take it out I believe. Someone should be along shortly to confirm.
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#3
wow... thats alot of work to get the pan out...
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#4
http://vintage.mitchell1.com/PClubData/c...735182.pdf

Link is to instructions from a manual.
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#5
ok...that helps... now i just gota figure out how to get tha dirty cross member out... i gt te bolts out but it still seems like its welded in or something... and its so dirty i cant see where it starts and ends... makes me feel like its a 72 or 73 lol...
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SpitFire;84991 Wrote:ok...that helps... now i just gota figure out how to get tha dirty cross member out... i gt te bolts out but it still seems like its welded in or something... and its so dirty i cant see where it starts and ends... makes me feel like its a 72 or 73 lol...

The cross member stays. It is welded in and integral to the front. Need to raise the motor.

BKDunha
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67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

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bkdunha;84997 Wrote:
SpitFire;84991 Wrote:ok...that helps... now i just gota figure out how to get tha dirty cross member out... i gt te bolts out but it still seems like its welded in or something... and its so dirty i cant see where it starts and ends... makes me feel like its a 72 or 73 lol...

The cross member stays. It is welded in and integral to the front. Need to raise the motor.

thas what i figured... because when i took out the bolts i took another look and it does have the spot welds... what is the best way to raise th engine??... what do i need to disconnect or do i need to disconnect anything??...
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#8
Replaced the oil pan because someone had buggered
the drain plug and no way to fix it. My Ford shop manual
says to unbolt the cross member but there are no bolts on
my car, it is welded. If your car has bolts try removing them.
The car is a '71 Grandé M-code with the competition
suspension package. That may explain the welded cross member.

mike

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#9
Thats exactly what it is... and the motor mounts mount two bolts on each side of it... so i thought maybe that was the problem but when i clean away some dirty oil and grease there were the spot welds... any other mods that you guys could fill me in on that i could also do to the mustang??... im new to this and its all stock stock paint job that is all jacked up with chips and what not... needs a new grill... leaks everywhere... i just rebuilt the carb... it has a holley in it now... it has traction bars... just got the heads resurfaced... the wiring harness is all jacked to hell but managed for now... just did a new cap rotor plugs and wires... doing an oil pan gasket with royal purple in oil tranny and diff doing an tranny pan gasket and differential gasket and doing a coolant flush... its been sitting for about two years... anything else im forgetting to do??... oh and i dropped the gas tank and cleaned it out and did a new fuel filter... any suggestions would be great thanks...
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bkdunha;84997 Wrote:
SpitFire;84991 Wrote:ok...that helps... now i just gota figure out how to get tha dirty cross member out... i gt te bolts out but it still seems like its welded in or something... and its so dirty i cant see where it starts and ends... makes me feel like its a 72 or 73 lol...

The cross member stays. It is welded in and integral to the front. Need to raise the motor.

+1. You must raise the motor a bit in order for the oil pan to slide out. Here's a link to some more info: http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-oil-p...ht=oil+pan

Doc

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