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F23 and 3800 by BlackFiero86
Started on: 02-10-2015 09:16 PM
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Hello everybody long time lurker/researcher here. I have a few questions regarding the 3800 f23 swap. I have a 86 se. I was wondering the best way to make sure that the engine/tranny is straight/level and in the right spot. Should I bolt the engine and tranny together then make mounts for it or start with the transmission and go from
There? Thanks for your time and input.
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Engine and tranny bolted together with axles in sitting on your cradle supported in some way that you can move it around. Line up so axles are even with suspension on both sides and straight. Make sure engine is level and lined up straight with cradle and clears cradle as well as axles clear cradle allowing for axles to move up and down. Now make mounts so engine stays in this location.

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How would you line up the axles with the suspension. And how would I make sure that the engine is aligned with the cradle?
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I set a pls-2 laser up across the rear mounting holes then measured off the head to get it square(you could us straight edges, just make sure things are plumb.) Oil pan should be flush or slightly below the cradle. keep the axles parallel as possible. For left/right position, with the cradle and suspension in place, without the trans/engine, find the center between the axles. Both fully compressed so you know they are the same.

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Thanks everybody for the replies. I believe I now understand how to get everything lined up. Thank you!!
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