Mustang update #26 - Checking the CVT fit in the transmission tunnel

First fit of motor in transmission tunnel.

First fit of motor in transmission tunnel.

Did a first fit of the motor in the transmission tunnel this evening. It fits better than I expected to be honest. Not perfect, but not terrible.

The oil pan will stick out a bit below the frame rails, but not by much, maybe 30mm or so.

The steering rack bolts to the frame rails here. You can see three bolt holes on the driver side and two on the passenger side. The motor more or less needs to sit behind these bolt holes. There’s a little room to move the motor forward a bit, which I’ll need to do as it’s actually touching the transmission tunnel right now.

A bit of an issue here though. I would like to keep the original shifter, but there may not be enough room.