new engine installation problems
i got a used engine for my car from a 1999 buick lesabre. i thought that i had switched everything i needed to (sensors, mounts, etc.), but the header doesn't fit into my current exhaust system. The studs on the buick header are farther apart than the holes on my current exhaust mount bracket thing. so my question is do i have to swap the header with my old one? can i drill/cut new holes into my current exhaust mount to make it fit?
also, the holes in the flexplate don't quite line up with the TC. I can two of them in solidly and straight, but one of them won't go in straight...or go in at all. do i have to install my old flexplate also? i really don't want to pull the motor again, i just want to get it running.......
"medium dark lichen" 96 SE with SLE package and a 99 GP motor
180 drilled t-stat., gutted airbox
clear corners (don't believe the pic, it'* old), NEW: Red LED interior lighting