You might try getting two long 1/4-20 bolts, say 3-4 inches, cut off the heads, and install them just above the dowel pins.
Trim the gasket channel ears on the cover, ie., cutoff about 1/8-3/16 inch in a verticle line, at the pan rail junction.
Insert the bottom of the seal channel onto the oil pan, teo guide bolts into the cover, and slide on the cover with a rubber hammer. Align cover with dowel pins for flush mounting.
The above had worked for me years ago. But recently, I used a thin seal, a good bead of RTV, and installed by hand without the guide bolts. Worked very well and doesn't leak. I still trimmed the ears, and trim away the oilpan gasket also for both methods.
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