I have installed transmission before and never had an issue. I am doing a swap in a 4x4 F150 with the E4OD tranny. Basically a C6 with overdrive from my understanding. I am currently putting the engine back in and the torque converter is hitting the flexplate. I have checked everything I can check and everything seems to be in order and I cant possibly the the converter any further onto the splines, it went up two good clicks and appears to be in the pump as well. It bottoms out good and solid, but still dont have enough room for it to spin to line up the holes and slide it forward. I have a tick over 1/2" clearance from the studs to the bell housing mating surface and a bit less from the snout to the mating surface but I can run a straight edge across the surface and not touch the converter anywhere. But if I measure from the block plate out to the flex plate mating surface I am needing nearly a full inch to have clearance. I have read different things different places and I certainly dont want to damage anything but some say I need to line up the holes and studs when mating the two together and some say I should have clearance to spin the converter. Does anyone know for sure what the true answer is? Here is what it looks like right now. The boards going across should give you a idea of how far in the converter is. They are above the snout so it looks like it is hitting but the snout is behind the boards.
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