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I've had my new TKO installed on my 302 for a couple of weeks now and
I'm finally ready to button up the car and fire the motor for the first time in
many many moons. So I go to install my 17" flex-a-lite fan and I realize
I can't get the shroud on because the top blade of the fan is higher than
the top tank of the radiator. And the 2-o'clock blade is poised to slash the
upper radiator hose. What's up with this?

The entire motor is sitting at about a 10 degree nose-up angle. I don't
remember it being like this before, but I had a different fan then and no
shroud, so it's possible. The TKO is installed as high in the trans tunnel
as it can get and is mounted with a Windsor-Fox crossmember and a
polyurethane mount.

What could cause a motor to "aim for the stars" like this? Wrong
motor mounts? Bad motor mounts? Or is this something that
happens with TKO/T5 trannies and everyone just uses electric fans?
 

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The post you reference was for a '65. As far as I know, the '67-up (this is a '68)
should take the TKO up the trans tunnel with no problems. Anyway, I don't think I'm as tilted
as that, but it's hard to tell from his pics - I'd like to have seen his fan/radiator spacing.
The top of my shifter tower is just about a 1/4" below the level of the sheet
metal in the shifter hole in the trans tunnel, so there's not really any more space
for the trans to go up into.

Besides, if the trans were too low, wouldn't that mean that the Windsor-Fox
crossmember was incorrectly shaped? My assumption is that the tranny mounting
gear is correct and that I've got a problem on the engine end. I know the PO did
a motor swap at some point and based on other things I've found in the car, I
wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find that he used the wrong motor mounts
or something equally goofy.
 

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Sorry missed the year thing!!!! Your right some lower mounts would probalby be the ticket, now to just figure out what mounts you have currently
 
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