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Has anyone had experience installing the following crate engine: Chevrolet Performance’s SP350/357*(19367080)? I would like to know if it will fit in my 62' without hood clearance issues. Thanks for any help.

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Looks like a good engine but won't there be an issue with your requirement of a front sump pan? I haven't found any offering of a Front Sump 350 crate engine for a 1st gen Nova. I talked to a company not long ago and they did not offer the front sump and they also said if I changed to FS using a kit it would void their warranty. Anyone know of a company that sells FS crate 350 engines?
 

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Looks like a good engine but won't there be an issue with your requirement of a front sump pan? I haven't found any offering of a Front Sump 350 crate engine for a 1st gen Nova. I talked to a company not long ago and they did not offer the front sump and they also said if I changed to FS using a kit it would void their warranty. Anyone know of a company that sells FS crate 350 engines?
I’d ditch the front sump pan and look into a Kevko oil pan. Great pan and a real reasonable price. I’ve used 4 of their pans on various builds now.
 

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Thanks Pragmatist.

Given that I have Church Boys rack and pinion steering (includes upper and lower control arms), my understanding is that I should not have pan clearance issues. Am I correct on that assumption?
 

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Hi Guys

My ZZ5 crate motor bolted straight in no problems, get hold of a pair of genuine frame/motor mounts if you can. I also have CBR front clip.

Cheers Ian:uk:
 

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Having a CBR front R&P changes everything. I was thinking you were using the original steering sector. Don't see why it wouldn't work for you.
 

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Hood clearance will be dependent upon whichever intake, carburetor, and air filter setup you use. Be aware that this crate engine doesn't come with any of those items.
 

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Yes, it is dependent on intake and carb. Of course, there are many options. The suggested carburetor is a Holley 670-cfm 4-barrel carburetor (P/N 19170092); and the suggested intake manifold is Chevrolet Performance SP 350/357 dual plane intake manifold (P/N 12676887).

Does anyone have any experience with hood clearance on first generation Chevy IIs with the carb and intake manifold above?

Thanks!
 
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