I'm in the middle of a 302 swap myself, and here is what I've found...
You MUST get a pan that has the hump in the rear. There is also a double sump pan the has a mini-hump in the front, and the main oil pickup in the rear...this works too. I know some mustangs between 86-95 came with the sump up front...not sure what denoted them coming with this pan or the rear sump version tho...?
Anyways, the front sump version will not work from what I have found. Granted, there are a lot of variables in the mix, especially how your motor mounts are setup. I am using the "bomb proof" M.O.R.E. motor mounts that shift the engine towards the driver side slightly (www.MountainOffRoad.com
, $200), but measuring the distance between the front pumkin and the oil pan sump (front sump version), that sucker is going to hit. Others have told me that this is not true, but I just walked out to my garage with a measuring tape and confirmed that with the M.O.R.E. engine mounts, and an EFI 5.0 Ford engine, the front sump is a no-go. I can't imagine a set of motor mounts that would allow clearence for this anyways! I have a 2 1/2 inch lift too. If you have some ungodly amount of lift, you may be alright [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
Attatched is a really bad photo of my pan on the motor. It is a double sump version from www.summitracing.com
, $69.95, part# SUM-123457, and fits like a glove. Plenty of clearance for the front crossmember, etc. If your motor has the front sump pan and you replace it with a rear sump version you will also need the oil pump that picks up oil from the rear (summit sells these too, but I have no idea the part#). The front of the engine is on the left side of the photo incase you can't make out the drive pulley... [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]