Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Western Australia
Re: Having trouble fitting 502 into my 68
Thanks for your responses so far.
Regarding the new vs old mounts, from memory, they appeared to be the same width. The new mounts certainly positioned the engine forward and the drivers side mount was certainly taller, however whilst I could bolt in the left side, the pan would hit the frame before I could bolt in the right side mount.
As far as the frame stands pictured, they are the same which were used with the previous BB in the car, so I assumed they should be OK. I have seen many ZZ502's used in 68's with the HEI clearing the firewall, so I am wondering where have I gone wrong?
I should also mention that to settle our curiosity, we drilled new holes in the old mounts to buy us some clearance between the HEI and the firewall. A quick test fit seemed to indicate that this might work. Is there any reason why this is not a viable alternative? This is only a budget build so I am really trying to make do with what I have and I really can't afford to start buying other distributors, pans, etc.