Figure 85. The oil pan is now installed. The next step will be lifting the engine off the stand and final installation of the rear cover and flexplate.
Figure 86. The rear cover has been installed with the Alignit tool, and the rear seal installed. The dowel pins for the transmission bellhousing are also installed. The oil pan and this rear cover have been the most difficult part of the rebuild so far, they resisted being installed every step of the way. The oil pan will have to be removed one more time now that the covers are aligned, to put RTV on the four corners to prevent leaks, then it will be reinstalled. The engine had to be taken off the engine stand to install this cover.
Figure 87. The flex plate is installed with ARP bolts. The bolts are torqued to 85ft lbs in a star pattern. At this point, the engine was placed back onto the engine stand for further work.
Figure 88. The new intake gaskets are put on. They just snap on to the intake manifold.
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