Hi Ryan, very detailed CAD work! Just curious about 01E transmission, how does it fit in the horseshoe compared to ZF? I think it may be a little bit challenging to fit it in the available space for the quite large bellhouse.
I have not optimized its position at this time.
The positioning of the drive line components I have in the CAD model is currently all based/positioned off the removable support member.
This is positioned based on the 10" grid reference from the ford drawings. Using the ZF 5DS-25 drawings, I have then positioned the crankshaft centerline height of the driveline based of this.
At a later stage I procured a 3D scan of the Windsor block and the Audi gear box. This 3d scan was aligned with its crank shaft center line at the same height and axis as you would for the ZF5DS-25 gear box. This puts the Audi gear box very low within the chassis. If I was going to use the Audi box i would probably end up raising the rear of the engine, and angling the front of the engine down in the chassis. This would lift the bell housing higher up in the chassis.
I still expect that the clearance would be really tight.
I may still look doing the MK II modification to the lower part of the horse shoe gets chopped out and lowered.
I have an updated scan of the 302 block to add into the model soon. I will use this to develop the positon of the engine mounts.
I also have a 3D model of a Audi R8 Graziano gearbox that I will add in as well as I am keen to see what the clearance is. These models have all come from the Bremar Automotion 3D Scan Store (bremar3dscanstore.com)
let me know if that makes sense or need any more clarification.