Is the oil pump sitting on the steering rack? Maybe you can raise the motor up an inch and have better clearance. That wouldn't be hard to do.
Personally, I bolt on the exhaust (manifolds or headers), an oil pan, the trans, mount a starter, and anything else I think may cause a clearance issue onto the motor. Then I hang the motor/trans over the frame, at the correct angle, on a cherry picker. That way I can shift the motor any way it needs to go for clearance before I build any mounts. Its easier for me to build the new mounts as they need to be, to locate the motor properly, then it is to modify mounts made before hand. Nothing is more frustrating to me then having to figure out how to move something 3/4 of an inch on a ready made bracket. Gene
I know its hard to tell in the pics but there's about an inch between the pump and rack. I'm hoping to have a different mount setup made to move the engine a bit higher. I know that the exhaust will have to be custom. I have a picker so its not such a chore to adjust things. my first motor location didn't leave enough room up front for fans etc.. the front frame stubs obviously aren't welded so I can adjust the fit. waiting on the front rims and tires to get here this weekend. then I will line them up in the fender openings and tack the front into place. I also have a radiator that is on back order that's supposed to be here in jan.