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Old 04-21-2003, 03:54 PM
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getting ready to mesh the angle of the engine with the pinion in my street rod. I plan to make them within about 3 deg of each other, but the question is how much should the engine be tilted back before i try to mesh the two. I'm thinkin it should be tilted down on the tranny end about 5 deg. Is this in the ball park, and what should I use as a point of reference? The transmission pan is flat as is the carburetor flange on the intake. Would either be usable and if not, what should i use?

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Ive always used the carb mount on the intake, but you have to consider the ride height of the car after all the other compenents are added, so stay flexable, but carb mount to start. Good Luck. JF
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I built a street rod with a 327 engine and Muncie 4 speed. I put an angle finder on the back of the transmission snout beside the spline and adjusted everything until I had a 3 degree Downward angle. I then put the angle finder across the front of the diferential yoke where the drive shaft U joint connects with a 3 degree Upward angle. In 15 years I have never had a problem. Worked Good for me.
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Agree w/HRM- (tranny spline) is the method I used and it worked fine.
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[quote]Originally posted by toymobile:
<strong>Ive always used the carb mount on the intake, but you have to consider the ride height of the car after all the other compenents are added, so stay flexable, but carb mount to start. Good Luck. JF</strong><hr></blockquote>

I aggree with this statement. Set the carb mount level in both front to rear and side to side. Then check the angle at the transmission tailshaft. Set the pinion to the same angle as you have at the trans tailshaft.
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