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Old 05-02-2012, 08:36 PM
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HI guys when I pull my engine out I notice where the ram cylinder and the two spindle connecting rods attache in the center of the car had rubbed on the oil pan, now that I restored everything the clearance between the pan and the steering linkage is half a inch and I think it want to rub again all the busching are new. motor support in front are ten years old and very nice, in back it's new, when I swing the car up and down the rods are not touching . please somebody know's what the clearance should be between the rod and the pan and do you have a clue why it's rubbing
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:01 PM
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I just installed a 390 and a C6. I noticed there is very little clearance between the steering components and the oil pan. Does not seem to be a problem. My clearance is also only about 1/2 an inch.
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What about a new tranny mount??

That could effect the "pitch" of your drivetrain too.


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BTW, what is going on with your oil drain plug bolt?
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What about a new tranny mount??

That could effect the "pitch" of your drivetrain too.


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BTW, what is going on with your oil drain plug bolt?
brand new tranny mount and engine mount shimed wiht one washer ea.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:33 PM
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looks like I'm the only one to have this problem. today I shim between the engine and the engine mount with two washer problem solve I hope
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Elvis, do you have the original transmission or a C6? I only noticed how close mine was to rubbing after installing the C6.
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Elvis, do you have the original transmission or a C6? I only noticed how close mine was to rubbing after installing the C6.
I have the original trans and my clearens was less than 1/2 in it was rubbing on the pan now I have in total tree washers thickness each side and look ok but all keep a close look I repaint the pan so I'll see if it touche again
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And you have all stock drivetrain in that silver bird??

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yup all original drive train the front as granada disc conversion put it was rubbing before I restore the car and it was all original then
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Here is a thought-There are two idler arm bushings, long & short. They must be in the correct positions and since they are pressed into the drag link and the idler arm bracket, there could be some control of the drag link height, depending on how far they are pressed in. Since you said you replaced bushings, I wonder if this could be the problem.
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