1973 Custom hatchback
I am referring to the transmission cross member mounting holes in the subframe: two sets of holes. When I got my Nova the engine pushed forward. The tranny crossmember was pushed forward to the "front" holes in the subframe. The engine was jacked up crocked on uneven stacks of washers to lift the engine up so the harmonic balancer would clear the back of the front subframe cross member and the sway bar. Additionally holes were drilled to mount the engine mounts, as they no longer lined up. I moved the engine back and mounted it properly. You are using the back "tabs" for the engine mounts so you don't have that issue.Well I guess I'll have to see where things sit when I drop everything in the car. My trans is a Muncie too. I could be wrong but I believe these clamshells are mounted to the tabs. So what you're saying is there are two different positions the clamshells can be bolted in?
On another note, I did few skim coats of all metal where we stitched the car together on the firewall, sanded, then scuffed the entire firewall with scotchbrite. I hit it with two light coats of por15 topped off with some decent quality rattle can paint in semi gloss black, then even hit it with two coats of rattle can clear. I think it came out looking alright!
You can't even tell we spliced in the piece from the Omega.. well anywhere that will be visible you can't tell. I didn't dress any of the welds where they are hidden.. yeah I know.. hack job.. but it will never be seen, and I'd rather not weaken the welds at all if possible.
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Suggest you drop your distributer in while you have the engine in, and check for firewall clearance.