Ok I give up! What is the easiest and most acurate way to transfer and mark the fastener holes from the block to the engine plate.
I was trying to use this diagram, but it does not have all the info that You need (OldSquirt, I see now what You were talking about
) , not to mention that when I compare the actual holes on the block to the holes on the diagram ,some of the measurements do not match. They are close ,but not close enough to ensure that all holes will line up.
For the top water outlet holes, the diagram gives a distance apart, but no referance to centerline. The actual holes on the block are prety acurate to the sheet, but they are not centered on cscl.
Same for the bottom mounting holes, there is a distance apart but no referance to cscl. For the bottom left hand holes, You have a dimention from cscl up from main register, which is only close on the block, but on the right hand side there is no referance at all to the upper hole and it is not in line with any thing.
I have been measuing and double checking a hundred times and when I thought It was all good i drill the holes and I still had to make minor adjustments to almost all the holes
If any of You out there has the trick for accurately producing the holes in the plate I would really like to know.
I am serriously thinking about remaking the front plate, just becouse the holes are not perfect, the will work the way they are , but they are not perfect!.....Hal