Re: Trouble installing ZZ502 - help!
Maybe you can swap the engine stands onthe frame from left to right,that should ove theengine back about 1".Depending on how big your distributor is and how much room you have between it and the firewall will be a deciding factor in how well this works.Your trans crssmember should have enough movemnet to fitand if you dont by use the bigblock motor mounts you wont need the bogbock crossmember or clutch linkage.
No offense meant here, but everything said here is wrong !
The big block mounts move the engine towards the passenger side, to allow more room for the exhaust manifold or headers at the steering box. It also moves the engine forward that 3/4 of an inch. If you swapped the mounts, the engine would be offset to the driver's side, making it impossible to fit an exhaust manifold or header on that side ! It also would move the engine farther towards the front of the car ! The big bock crossmember IS required to match the offset of the big block frame mounts. A big block z-bar (bell crank) is necessary to line up the ball stud with your clutch linkage and to extend a 1/2" farther to the engine and transmission assembly. This probably is why they moved the engine forward. If you do attempt to install a big block engine on small frame stands, your z-bar will not line up and you will have little to no room at the firewall. You also will not have room for a drivers side exhaust manifold. Header's would have to be specially made by a company like Lemon's headers.
69 Camaro -originally a LM1 car. 327, Edelbrock E-streets, hooker, DUI performance distributors, ultradyne cam, stewart, TRW etc. Vintage Air, AGR steering, Corbeau GTSII seats, 700R4 transmission, 12-bolt w/Eaton 4.11:1
Last edited by TJS69; Feb 16th, 10 at 09:09 PM.