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Gibson engine help needed

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Hi, I'm having trouble with this

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The instructions are not too clear

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and don't show the gearbox at all. I fitted it where it seems to go but the bottom hangs down showing a flat piece at the front.

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and the front casting that has the pulleys and radiator cap etc has no detail on the back which shows when in place

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and finally the intake manifold seems too short and you can see the inside of the engine

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any help please?

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Posted · Report post

Andrew.. I just forwarded a link of this to Ross.. He will be able to help you best..

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Andrew.. I just forwarded a link of this to Ross.. He will be able to help you best..

Thanks Rick, sounds good

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Hit a google image search, you will see that the intake is correct, it is a pan under setup. always helps to know what you are building , is supposed to look like in a completed state. research is the key.

http://www.google.com/images?client=opera&rls=en&q=383%20mopar&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi

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Andrew.. Very sorry this took so long. The following is copied directly from ross..

(Q) "...bottom of trans hangs down showing a flat piece at the front."

(A) Yes. The builder has assembled the trans to the block correctly. The flat piece at the front of the trans represents the inspection cover, mostly obscured from view by the oil pan after full assembly" -=ross=-

(Q) "...front casting has no detail on the back when in place."

(A) Alternator has back detail which has to be glued to front pulley assembly casting. Cast-in oil filter mates up to oil pump which forms back detail for filter. Power steering compressor back is actually flat on the production 1:1 component, unless the builder chooses to go the full distance and install power steering fluid pressure lines and fittings. Not many builders actually do this. -=ross=-

(Q) "... intake is too short."

(A) MCM Ohana provided an excellent response, which is to do some research on the finished engine to get some accurate photos for assembly. The 383 Magnum has a valley cover pan which isolates the intake from the inside of the engine. This could be easily fabricated from .005 styrene sheet. This material is not provided in the kit as it is considered to be universally available to the builder. -=ross=-

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