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does anyone here have a main support girdle in thier car??? my short block came with one from dss. the problem is that there is absolutely no clearance between the block and oil pan. not to mention if the oil pan were to be modified and extended the extra inch necessary, it would hit the k member. any ideas? since i am pullin my motor AGAIN anyway to replace my custum bent kooks header :rolleyes: my friends convinced me to try to get the main support to work, raise the motor mounts, fab up the oil pan, and go with the cowl hood. anyone else go to this extreme?
 

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Personally, I don't feel that a main support girdle is needed on the modular engines. Their cranks sit so deep in the block and are enclosed with some pretty beefy bearing caps. They all have 4 bolt mains (aluminum blocks have 6), and have a really solid build. I am sure that people out there run them in some extreme applications, but the crank on a modular is much better anchored and supported than previous generations of engines that would require the extra help to stay in one piece.

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i cant help ya on a 4.6 but i had to massage my pan and pick up for my 5.0
 

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firescout211 said:
does anyone here have a main support girdle in thier car??? my short block came with one from dss. the problem is that there is absolutely no clearance between the block and oil pan. not to mention if the oil pan were to be modified and extended the extra inch necessary, it would hit the k member. any ideas? since i am pullin my motor AGAIN anyway to replace my custum bent kooks header :rolleyes: my friends convinced me to try to get the main support to work, raise the motor mounts, fab up the oil pan, and go with the cowl hood. anyone else go to this extreme?
Pulling it AGAIN??? WTF???
 

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yep.... I don't think there is a way to get them off without pulling it again.
 

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basskid said:
yep.... I don't think there is a way to get them off without pulling it again.
And how is this going to happen? I'm curious...
 

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Chris is puckering his lips now.... but I think my headswap should come first.... maybe even while chris is at work.
 

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I am curious to know why the motor has to be pulled??? As far as the main support system...there is no need for the main support system your car isnt going to be putting out massive amounts of power...it will put out plenty but as far as that car goes the are 800 and 900 hp drag cars running 4 bolt mains and they are plenty strong...plus your motor is naturally aspirated no spray and no boost equals not necesary...and you need to get a hold of me about that other truck of yours...please


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no boost.....yet.......lol. motor must be pulled because i had a stupid friend help me get the car off the trailor and one of the headers caught on teh corner and bent it down into the steering linkage. made a post with pics in the exhaust forum. who needs enimies when you have friends that help you wreck the car of your dreams? the truck is at a friends house. motor will be harvested along with other brake parts, shell is still there though.
 
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