- May 9, 2022
Wouldn’t the surface of the trans and engine be what determines if anything is wrong? Both items inside spin. I’d guess Aslong as both are aligned should be no issue
You say that as how many people out there have no pins in at all..I wouldn't ream the trans - bad juju will happen if you're off by .005-.010".
Haven’t tried. I thought about changing them but then it’ll be loose on the Block.Can you take the Dowell out of the Block easily?
Just got the 5/8 ream. Was looking at .622 reams but not sure how long that’ll take to arrive. I’ll call Monday. But .0030 on the 5/8 (.6250) don’t think it’s THAT much offOpening up the hole in the Transmission is the best bet here. I would do that.
thank you all. Got it all mated up. reamed the holes a little (Went smooth this time) and attached 6 bolts through bell housing to engine and tightened to 25 pds. Between the TC and FP there was very little over 3/16 gap so i added a thin washer between them , then was able to get a 1/8 bit inbetween easy but no 3/16. loctite and torqued those bolts to 50pds (per circle d recommendation). Now this is all obviously going in a g body i know there is mention of some "ears" that should be chopped of the transmission, i have an idea what that may mean but would much rather be for certain before i take a sawzall to the bell housing. Any one have an image for these "ears"? TIAThe dowel is an alignment aid on the factory floor at production speed. Bigger concern is the bell housing is correct for the engine and the bolt holes align. The centering is done by the torque converter matting with the back of the crank with correct run out tolerance. Axial centering is the input stator and impeller meshing properly to the stator support and input shaft and the Torque converter meshed properly to the transmission front pump. Then the bolts in proper alignment and torqued to spec. The dowels are just an alignment aid for initial install on the production line and of course later on in the event of R & R.
You could sand down the dowels or remove... But why? Aluminum is softer. Just drill the holes so that hole I.D. matches dowel O.D.
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