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So I put my 2.2 block in the GT so that I could do all the mods necessary to drop it back in after paint. First problem, the 2.2 Intake Manifold will not fit under the back edge of the hood edge on the body. I figure it's because of the higher intake ports on the head. I searched the site and can't find a reference to this problem. Does anyone out there have a 2.2 block with a 2.2 head or do I have to either abandon the FI and go to carbs, or go to a smaller displacement head. HELP! :confused:
 

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I believe that minor cutting or bending will have to be done there to allow for clearance
 

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Look for Otto's posts on his 2.2 FI setup on a 2.4 in a GT. He has pics.
 

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2.2 FI in GT clearances

markandson said:
So I put my 2.2 block in the GT so that I could do all the mods necessary to drop it back in after paint. First problem, the 2.2 Intake Manifold will not fit under the back edge of the hood edge on the body. I figure it's because of the higher intake ports on the head. I searched the site and can't find a reference to this problem. Does anyone out there have a 2.2 block with a 2.2 head or do I have to either abandon the FI and go to carbs, or go to a smaller displacement head. HELP! :confused:
Hood latch must be cut on passenger side to clear back edge of 2.2 FI manifold, but that should be it!
 

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Otto,
I guess I am just lucky, because that's not the way it's working out on mine :( . I will take a few pics tonight and post them. I had to grind the top of the manifold just to get it even close to going in. I know the motor is in the right place, I have new motor mounts installed, I don't have the hood on the car so I can't test unless I put it back, but I bet it will not close either.
 

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markandson said:
Otto,
I guess I am just lucky, because that's not the way it's working out on mine :( . I will take a few pics tonight and post them. I had to grind the top of the manifold just to get it even close to going in. I know the motor is in the right place, I have new motor mounts installed, I don't have the hood on the car so I can't test unless I put it back, but I bet it will not close either.
Mark,
Right and left engine mount brackets are different in a GT (engine tilt), are they back on correctly? :confused:

Look at this pic of a 2.2 FI on my GT 2.4 . . .
 

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I checked that already, but I will double check tonight.
 

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Oops . . . GT 2.2 FI manifold clearance mods

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Mark,
Right and left engine mount brackets are different in a GT (engine tilt), are they back on correctly? :confused:

Look at this pic of a 2.2 FI on my GT 2.4 . . .
It's been so long ago that I did this that I had a bit of memory lapse . . . sorry! Went back out and looked . . . picture explains everything!
 

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Otto, That's it!
Thanks,
I was considering cutting into the manifold just a bit and welding a plate on to create the clearance rather than what you did. Do you think I will affect the airflow too much, it would only be a small flat spot on the top.
 

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markandson said:
Otto, That's it!
Thanks,
I was considering cutting into the manifold just a bit and welding a plate on to create the clearance rather than what you did. Do you think I will affect the airflow too much, it would only be a small flat spot on the top.
I prefer NOT altering manifold except specifically to improve airflow. That said, as long as you don't alter internal dimensions, grinding a bit on the outside for clearance shouldn't hurt anything . . . as long as you don't break through the manifold. :eek:
 

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I figured that is what you would say, I was talking about breaking through and then putting a flat patch on top. Thanks for the input
 

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Sectioning cowl lip for clearance . . .

markandson said:
I figured that is what you would say, I was talking about breaking through and then putting a flat patch on top. Thanks for the input
Sectioning (cut slits with hacksaw or sawzall) and then reforming and trimming GT cowl lip for 2.2 FI manifold clearance is NOT difficult to do! Just takes a bit of time and only needs a small amount of alteration. Looks almost stock to most, unless you're REALLY familiar with GTs!
 

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I did the modification today, it came out great :D . I used a combination of grinding the manifold and sectioning the lip. I was never concerned about the difficulty, I was concerned about the rubber fitting properly after the job was done. After looking at the situation, and knowing that you did it already, it was a no-brainer. The whole job took me about 1 hour. The manifold is now bolted to the head and I am working on the hood latch and the accelerator linkage. I will post a few pictures attached to this thread for future reference in the next day or so. I also have to modify the header that I have to fit the head and marry to the manifold, as well as bending it slightly because it comes too close to the inside of the fender well and will probably vibrate when the engine is running.
 

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Here are the pics of the body modification to fit the 2.2 Intake.
The only thing left to do is weld the seam after I take the engine back out.
 

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Nice job!

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Here are the pics of the body modification to fit the 2.2 Intake.
The only thing left to do is weld the seam after I take the engine back out.
Nice job . . . KNEW you could do it! ;)
 

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Pictures of the Hood Latch and Intake Clearance

Just posting a few pics of the hood latch mod, and a few pics with a ruler to show location of the hood lip mod location. Note that the pax side bracket on the hood latch assembly is actually a driver side bracket that I removed from another latch assembly. So the pivot brackets are both the same. Also the pivot point, which is a reduced diameter section of the tube, was cut from another tube assembly and welded on. I tried to fab a reduced section and it was very difficult to get it right so my solution was the cut and weld method
 

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