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Eric Barbaric Verified Driver
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I'm installing my head on a lower mileage bottom end. But I've run into an alignment problem.

The front alignment pin that protruded downward from the head is now pushed up and into the head.

I never did get the head to line up properly.

I had left the intake on the head, but that is turning out to make the head not want to sit down properly. Too much weight on that side, I think.

The bottom end is an '00 the head is a '99.

The two alignment pins, I'm referencing are really tubes. Do they have a function other than alignment? Do the head pins fit into or over the bottom pins? They are close tolerances, so I couldn't really tell.

Must I take that intake off?

Must I get that now recessed pin out of the head?

Your input is appreciated.

Eric

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If you are having issues then yes- Pull the aligning pin from the head (make sure you don't have 2 one already stuck in the head interfering, snap ring pliers have worked for me) loosen or remove the intake support and have a second set of hands to start the head bolts when you install

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Eric Barbaric Verified Driver
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Ah, Chris, I think you are onto something!

My head has two aligning pins protruding downward.

My "newer" block has two aligning pins protruding upward.

I'm guessing now I just need one or the other. Not both.

Can someone confirm that?

Eric

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confirmed, only one dowel pin per location

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