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Sep 2, 2007, 8:12 AM

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I have an early '70's 350 I just put in my truck. The engine turned before I connected it to the tranny, now I can't get it to turn and I don't want to snap off the bolt that goes into the crank. Any suggestions?

Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 2, 2007, 8:35 AM

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It hasn't happened to me but I've heard of what might be the problem. The engine and trans must line up so that if automatic the shaft of torque converter must line up such that the bell housing can touch the engine and may just look like it is a little off and when tightened it all jams up. Arggh! Not sure what damage might happen but suspect some if that happened.

There's also a pilot bushing for standards that must be removed for automatics. I'm not so familiar with the trucks but know there were some subtle differences whether the engine was for a truck or a car.

Also: Starter motor is OK? If that is all jammed in perhaps that's a problem,


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Sep 2, 2007, 8:42 AM

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Thanks I'll try loosening up everything and see if that helps

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