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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default How level should my motor be?

Dropped a Chevy 350 in my CJ5 yesterday. Looking at the engine manifold from the side it is not perfectly level. Maybe tipped to the back of the Jeep at max 1/4". Is this ok or do I need to get it leveled out??

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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:05 PM   #2
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I think I read somewhere, a general rule of thumb, don't go over 6 degrees. We almost always have it slanted to the rear for our rear drive shaft angle and stuff, just for the motors sake stay at about 6 degrees.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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to make a long story short. I know the angle was done to keep oil at the pick up when the first presurized oiling systems came to be. then the idea of carbs messed that up and the intake had to angled so the carbs tilted forward so the carbs worked while driving.
I think chevys sit at about 3 degrees and if its fuel injected then its realy a mute point, you can angle the hell out of it.
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