Preparing the body tub and fitting the engine. 


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These are the areas I had to cut to get the engine/transmission to fit. The top bell housing bolt is still tight against the heater duct on the firewall. I think I can bend that in a little with out deforming it too much.


Finding hood clearance. Use collapsible magnet pen on piece of iron. Set hood on top, lift off, measure  height at that location.

Click here for my measurements from the base of the Edelbrock intake.