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Old 02-29-2012, 03:22 PM
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Tie rod hitting oil pan 67 Chevelle 350 small block

Installed new 350 crate engine in my 67 Chevelle. The tie rods are hitting the oil pan. Any solutions besides dinging the oil pan?

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How bad are they hitting?
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They are through the paint. Steel showing. Seems to be on right more than left
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what oil pan are you using?what was in car before?
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The pan came as part of the 350 crate engine
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what engine/oil pan was in car before?
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the crate engine more than likely has a truck pan..
what mounts and stands you use.. ?
I'd just dimple it and call it good
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Thanks! My garage said the same thing. I am looking for a long term solution including changing pan, mounts, or steering system. Any ideas?

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Thanks! My garage said the same thing. I am looking for a long term solution including changing pan, mounts, or steering system. Any ideas?

MS
you might not find one.. over the years the weight of the driveline bends the frame dropping the engine crossmember slightly, and just enough to cause the issue you are having, the frame rails themselves get a little camber to them..(the bottom of the rail is farther out than the upperside)

also 307 mounts are different, not sure what the difference is (taller,shorter,off to one side) but that may help/hurt but worth looking into..
or hack like I did, adding 1/4" washers between the block and stand lifting the engine 1/4" you'll need longer bolts.. cheap and easy.. (note may need to add washers under the tranny mount if the driveline gets a vibration from u joint angle, mine didnot need any..
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