I'm currently helping a mate fit a zetec engine into a spitfire and i have a query, we have the engine about where we need it & mounts etc look about right but it's very tight at a couple of bits.
Main question is what's the opinion re clearance minimums? At the front crank pulley its only about 4mm clear of the steering rack (centre area non moving) and similar clearance at the steering column. I'm just not sure if it's enough, other than the standard rotation of crank nothing should move but i'm not quite convinced
Obviously we can't just raise it easily without causing multiple other issues with alignment etc. so whats your opinion, will we get away with it with minimum clearance or is it just not enough?