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Old 03-30-2010, 02:29 PM
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engine install issues

So, I'm installing a new engine and after a few "ahem", "challenges" we were finally ready to put the heads on. Passenger side dropped in just fine, however, the drivers side header is resting on the steering shaft.
Any ideas on why they don't fit all of a sudden?
I loosened and jacked up the driver side to mount the head to get an idea of how out of whack things are. Here's the driver side after I tried lowering it back down:

Passenger side mounted for reference:

Where the header hits the steering column:


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Old 03-30-2010, 02:37 PM
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Re: engine install issues

What size Engine did you drop in a 440?
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:42 PM
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Re: engine install issues

426...still the same block size.
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Re: engine install issues

doesnt make sense, like you say, same block.

cant really see but what if you remove header, after its in, does it look like it still hits steering column? in other words, is the header only stopping install or does it look l9ike it will never work?
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Re: engine install issues

Just throwing this out their is the block sitting right? It might be tweaked a tad towards the drivers side.
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Re: engine install issues

The thing is that the heads and headers going on the 426 was on his stock block and had no fitment issues before. Can't figure it out either.
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Any updates?
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Re: engine install issues

Motor mounts were on the wrong sides. Even after following manual and extra research, an LX member pointed this out.
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I knew it would be something simple....LOL
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Motor mounts were on the wrong sides. Even after following manual and extra research, an LX member pointed this out.
Yep that will do every time.
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No issues now!! Can't wait to see the Video.
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