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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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62 impala big block problem

The engine is sitting seems to me to sit at higher angle.... 1/4 inch clearance under oil pan....Do i have to put in a different pan? motor mounts?

More concerned about the angle


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 12:01 PM
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Looks like your clearance problem is with the hood...

That will be a real tire melt-er when you are done

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 03:12 PM
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Is that a Predator carb on top?

Looks like you will have to leave the hood off to drive in current configuration. Great for cooling a hot power plant but not so good if you don'y have a garage to park it in.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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my concern is the angle.... see new photo...yes predator carb
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 12:45 AM
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You can raise the angle a little by using the upper holes on the Trans Cross Member.

When I dropped a 396 in my '62, I just used the same 283 Engine Frame Mounts.

Somewhat of an angle is normal.

I did have to change the Oil Pan as the one that came with the engine would not clear.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 10:59 AM
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I would also double check your driveline/drive shaft angle to make sure that isn't out of wack with the pinion. Hate to have a lot of vibration going down the road.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 09:37 AM
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I would also double check your driveline/drive shaft angle to make sure that isn't out of wack with the pinion. Hate to have a lot of vibration going down the road.
This is particularly an issue if you are running a 2 piece drive shaft with the steady rest bearing. That bearing doesn't deal well with loading and can be tricky to get set right. If it isn't set right the bearing will wear out in a very short amount of time and your teeth will hurt.
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