Familiar picture I am just completing my build 306 Dss forged low compression pistons. I Did as much as I could afford at this time. I purchased a canton pan with dipstick and pick up. I installed a half inch girdle on my but had to pound a little on the pad above the crossmembel but not biggie. The pan sits a little lower than the stock because the little crossmember would not fit any more.( the tube between the k member ) but it is not very low i think you should be fine. Set up: 306 Dss low comp. stock rods, crank, block but balanced Twisted wedge Track heat heads 1.72 scorpion rockers with chromemolly puch rods Stock cobra intake Stage 1 trick flow cam 30# inj, 255 intake, T-rex aeromotive fpr, adjustabel Cartech Fmu ( purchased 42# and will ditch the fmu now) high volume pump canton pan, dipstick, and pickup Vortech S trim/ anderson power pipe Fluidine rad with 180 stat high volume Flow cool water pump. Good luck with your build planning on starting mine up this week end.