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The only problem I had was the oil pan rested on the Ubolt bracket on the steering rack. I think I will trim some of the bracket and add a washer on top of the motor mount to raise the LS2 by 1/8". I think it will clear, or I can do what Austin suggest and remove the Ubolt and bracket and run without it.

Pete

 

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That's odd. I had no such U-bolt clearance issues. In fact, due to steering rod placement adjustments that I needed to make with the Hawks headers, I actually had to loosen and move it with the motor installed. Did you use both sets of washers included in the Hoke kit? If so, I'd probably just add a 2nd set to both sides. Bonus: that'll get your exhaust a bit higher. :D

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Maybe so. I received the same and also installed one on the top mount and one on the bottom on both sides. Well, the install looks fantastic aside from that one blip! An extra washer or two on both sides should do the trick.

BTW -- Is that an underdrive pulley on the crank?

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Driver side Sanderson header installed. I just need to make a small dent for the steering shaft to clear the header, it just touches the #1 header pipe. I will have lots of ground clearance with these headers. Passenger side will need more work. I hope to have Sanderson modify the passenger side to work with the Hoke mounts. I live 20 miles from the Sanderson facility.

The other problem I see not related to the Hoke mounts is #5 spark plug is to close to the header, there is only 1/4" clearance on my headers. Not enough room to get a spark plug socket on the plug. You would have to remove the headers to change the spark plug. Also the LS2 90 degree spark plug wire will not fit on the plug (not enough clearance).

Pete

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Has anyone had problems with the steering rack being loose after installing new urethane steering rack bushings. You can see in the picture with the clamp on and no bolts the clamp is almost touching the rack. After I install bolts the rack is still loose. I have tried two sets of energy suspension bushings.

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Everything is looking great.

Do you have any idea if any of the various stock LS engine manifolds tend to work on "Z" conversions?  I am looking at using the crate 525 HP LS3, and since I don't really want/need any more power...figured I would just use the stock manifold....if it fits the conversion.

 

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15 hours ago, Ironhead said:

Everything is looking great.

Do you have any idea if any of the various stock LS engine manifolds tend to work on "Z" conversions?  I am looking at using the crate 525 HP LS3, and since I don't really want/need any more power...figured I would just use the stock manifold....if it fits the conversion.

 

I just looked up the crate LS3 and it listed the hp at 435 and tq at 425 so I’m not sure if your getting something different than that but all of the LS stock style and FAST intakes will fit except possibly the truck intake which a crate engine  wouldn’t come with unless you specified it.  You will need to change the oil pan as the one pictured is too far forward.  Here is a picture of mine with the strut bars showing how low the engine sits in the chassis.

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5 hours ago, 30 ounce said:

I just looked up the crate LS3 and it listed the hp at 435 and tq at 425 so I’m not sure if your getting something different than that but all of the LS stock style and FAST intakes will fit except possibly the truck intake which a crate engine  wouldn’t come with unless you specified it.  You will need to change the oil pan as the one pictured is too far forward.  Here is a picture of mine with the strut bars showing how low the engine sits in the chassis.

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Sorry, I didn't word that too clearly.

This is the crate engine I am referring to: http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/crate-engines/ls376-525

I was wondering about whether the exhaust manifold it comes with would clear the stock steering shaft, Hoke motor mounts, etc.....or if I would likely need to go with some sort of header.  I wasn't asking about the intake manifold.

 

 

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