So after a week off, the engine is back in again and an inch and a half lower.
That inch and a half bought us enough space to put the blower on this time, and it fits almost perfectly. The throttle body is just touching the firewall and the pulley has lots of space around it. The issue we will face is when we try and put the air intake onto the throttle body. To get around this issue, we will be cutting the access hole a little bit wider than stock, and then fabricating our own quick release panel for easy access. This will be a huge improvement over the stock design for accessing the front of the engine. Even with the wider design, the hump will still be smaller than the stock design with the 351C.
Next weekend we will be lowering the engine another inch, working on getting the front access panel cut out, and getting the front drive assembly test fit with the new panel. Stay tuned!
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