Actually the alignment needs to be done anytime you use a scattershied: to be perfectly honest, a stock bellhousing would benefit just as much from being properly aligned as a scattershield will. The need for the alignment does not come from the sccattershield, the scattershields are actually made to closer tolerances than the engine blocks are: that's where the alignment issues arise. But I have installe 4 scattershields on my car and never actually needed to align any of them, they were all within spec already: the mcleod that I used was actually the farthest out, however it was still within spec.garner67 said:I know Lakewood does make a scattershield that fits your application, but you'd want to double check the part number before purchasing.
I looked at the Lakewood scattershields, but I ended up purchasing a McLeod scattershield instead. The Lakewood product needs to be aligned with special dal pins so the transmission input shaft is in alignment with the engine crankshaft. The McLeod piece does that work before shipping the unit, so it's a more simple install.