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Old 10-29-2007, 06:56 PM
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leveling a engine

Im new to doing this kinda stuff but i want to learn so here i go. Most of the people here wouldnt consider this a hot rod(VW scirocco), what i want to do is a motor swap, but i have to weld in new motor mounts. My problem is i have pretty much everything lined up but want to be as exact as i can but i dont know how to level the motor? Do i just put a level on it and call it good?

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Old 10-29-2007, 07:26 PM
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leveling the engine

I'd level the top of the carb (if it has 1) front 2 rear and side 2 side. Most engines aren't level,but the induction system is.
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The carb flange is usually level, but be sure to take into consideration the stance of the car. If you plan to modify the car's rake, set your motor with the full weight of the engine/trans on the frame and the car at the desired rake FIRST.

Also, take into consideration the driveline geometry before setting the engine. Inland Empire Driveline has some good tips for this.

I don't want to break your heart, but there's more to engine swapping than welding in new mounts.

George
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what motor due you want to put in there?
need more info...
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