I'm just throwing this into the mix for those needing help removing the oil pan. I have a 1973 Maverick 302 that I am installing a HV oil pump on. I found out that raising the engine is not required in order to remove the oil pan. I found that by moving the starter over to get to the pan bolts is required. Remove the starter bolt closest to the pan and loosen the other starter bolt just enough to move the starter over to get a socket on the 2 pan bolts. The stabilizer bar will need to be unfastened at one end and the insulators removed from the frame in order to swing the stabilizer bar out of the way. The pan then slides forward and out. I was able to remove the oil pump and screen while the pan was dropped down in the front. I'm not sure if the pan will come out without removing the oil pump and screen first. Didn't go that route.