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Hi all. Is it bad if an engine sits higher at the front of the car and slopes down towards the firewall? Mine sits on about a 5 degree angle. I'm just wondering if it affects setting float levels or anything. Probably a silly question but i though best to ask now as i will be making extractors next week and want to be sure that it is sitting right. I have attached a pic. Another unrelated question is what throttle cable should i get to suit this holley bracket it takes a gm snap fitting but unsure of length and what ends are availble at the pedal and where is the cheapest place to get one? was going to use hq but got the holley bracket very cheap and like the look of it.
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P.s if anyone is chasing a hq v8 accerator pedal and cable i'm selling mine

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I'm reasonably sure my factory 253 and trimatic, lean a bit from front to rear.

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easy way to check, put a level on the inlet manifold base, where the carby bolts on,it should b level, and yes it should slant back ,, from the front,look at a red six inlet manifold, it looks slightly twisted, u can also get a fair indication by putting level on the top of the carby if u can get one to sit flat on the top cheers,

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Level as far as left to right goes, its just the slope from front to rear that i'm not sure about. makes the bowls on the carby sit at an angle this is my main concern. I'm thinking its meant to be like that to keep the tailshaft running straight to the diff and i am worried about nothing just looking for confirmation?

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About 6 degrees is spot on for a Holden Motor

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All holden engines lean back a little, looked at your pictures, its like the inlet manifolds not angled to allow for this???? Look at a holden V8 manifold. Just went outside and looked at my 308 and the engine leans back but the carby is dead flat, (Stock holden manifold and 4 barrel)Sorry I can't help you. Drew

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HZ Kingswood sedan, HQ Kingswood Wagon, HJ Ute, HZ Sedan, HX ute and WB Stato, what to work on or cruise in today?

Have a look at the manifold on this 350 on ebay, you can see how the cabry is level when the engine is tilted back, the carby platform is built up. Maybe the manifold you have is for vehicles where the engine sits level ie USA light pick ups?

Item number: 121030815038

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Maybe the manifold is the cause of my problems. so does that mean even though the engine is on a slope, it is important that the carby remains level? Im thinking so

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I think thats it exactly, even if the engines on a slope the manifold must compensate for it and keep the carby flat. Cheers Drew

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Cheaper than changing manifolds. Kool. Drew

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Now i'm going in the right direction. i wonder if the nuts would pull up on an angle when you bolt the carby up with one of those wedges

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Should be ok, with the amount of play in the stud holes in the base of the carby if you know what I mean? The angle of the plate is 5 degrees the thickness of the base of the carby where the studs come through wouldnt be thicker than about 1 cm. Drew

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Those wedge plates are 125 bucks, might see how much a machine shop would charge to mill it

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