Windage tray installation
I'm currently rebuilding a 351C and ran into a bit of a snag.
Here's my situation. The block was sent to the machine shop, they bought all ARP fasteners (main bolts, rod bolts, etc.) and did all the machining. I then got the engine back and began assembling it. Now I was about to seal up the bottom end with the oil pan, then I thought "windage tray", only problem is, I have main bolts, not studs. I emailed ARP & they confirmed what I've been reading here that I cannot swap out the bolts for studs without sending the block back for align boring. Since the engine is already partially assembled & painted, that really isn't an option for me.
Obviously I can just scrap the windage tray idea entirely, but I'm here now, so I figure why not install one if I can.
What do you guys think? What are my options here?