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Is this the original engine rebuilt, or another motor?
Does it have a pilot (spigot) bearing in the rear of the crankshaft?
Are you sure the torque convertor is home?
If the torque convertor is home, the flexplate is on the correct way, there is no pilot bearing in the crank, and dowels line up and fit, what else is left?
One of these has to be wrong.
I have seen others struggle with engine trans fitups, and 9 out of 10 is torque convertor related. Most of these I was the 2nd or 3rd to join in. But we always get them in.
Maybe the snout of the convertor is not lined up with the crank.
How far away from fully home can you get?
If you cannot see any other interference, it has to be the torque convertor.
This is the same engine as you took out?
I would look at the mounting face of the convertor in relation to the bellhousing, then the amount of the flexplate behind the block.
Have you had a torque convertor in and out before?
Just throwing some ideas.
Well, yes, lets take it off the mounts, and see the engine goes into the trans.
Mounts are last for me, after a few bellhousing bolts.
Hope you sort it tomorrow.
How did you go with your problem?
I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.
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