So, the 5.0 blocks have a hole on one side of the block where the angled dipstick tube goes into the pan. The 5.0's also use a rear sump pan giving them plenty of room to do so. This is a 5.0 block, but I'm using the front sump early 302/289 style pan and the tube hit's the shallow part in the rear of the pan. What you say? Go through the hole in the timing cover? No can do, I'm using the 5.0 timing cover for a few reasons and there is no hole there! So my dad wants to drill a hole for the dipstick tube right through the timing cover and the block. Any ways around this? I sure hope so, thanks!