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Old 06-29-2008, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by fiero86
Hi, I am new this. I am building a 1929 Ford Hi-Boy with a Chevy 350 engine and 350 transmission. I have built the rolling chassis. I am now about to install the engine and transmission.
My question is on leveling. Do I make sure the Engine/transmission is level at the top of the carb, valve covers or according the the line of the spark plugs?
Thanks for any help.
With the frame set a the ride height (wheels and tires mounted and installed and complete suspension installed); place the engine in the frame at the height you want the engine to be to give you the ground clearance below the oil pan you want. Then place a level on the carb base area of the intake manifold. Level the engine front to back as well as side to side. You can now measure, fabricate and install the engine mounts and the trans mount. The rear of the engine will be approximately 3 degrees down from the front. This is built into the intake manifold from the manufacturer.
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