More pick up tube issues. It looks like the tube itself needs to be slightly bent towards the back of the motor. The pan won't sit flush to the rails and is slightly to far forward. It. Doesn't need much, maybe .250". Anyone else have to bend pick up tube slightly? I'm not sure if it's because of ARP main studs or what. And please guys, if your shit just fell together like a dream come true with no problems, I Don't need to hear about it.:biggrin2: Thanks for any help.
I had to trim both of them to get the holes to line up with the posts in the pan, one of them I had to trim in multiple places to get it to rotate enough to line up.
Once they were lined up, I ended up enlarging the holes to get better penetration on the weld so I could get more heat into the post before melting away the plate. Adding material to the post prior to trying to weld the plate in was a huge help. I probably could have done a nicer job with my welder, but I did this at work and didn't take the time to dial everything in 100%.