Were pink rods the only ones used on the Z/28 302s? Also am putting it back into the car now and I installed a rebuilt M20 Muncie. Engine is on the motor mounts but still an inch or so between bell housing an tranny flange. Any tricks I can use to bring it together?
Put the clutch linkage in and depress the clutch and it will slide right in. Another way is to put a ratchet strap on the clutch fork. At the end of the day you have to disengage the clutch.
Are you sure about this? If that was the case wouldn't the bell housing push away when you would loosen the bolts during a removal ( the clutch is engaged when you take it apart)
Is it possible that the clutch disk is installed backwards causing this?
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The input shaft is not going into the pilot bearing due to misalignment
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Were pink rods the only ones used on the Z/28 302s? ?
Yes. If they were shot peened at one time, the pink paint may be missing. But all the original 69 Z motors had Pink Rods. Should have full floating pins as well. If not, they are not the original rods.