Hey Folks, I need some help with the front heat shield underneath the car. Here is a pic of it.
My car is a Oct63 FHC with an all synchro trany from a '65 coupe. The pic actually needs to be flipped left side to the right to be oriented correctly. I am guessing that the newer trany has something to do with the mounting issues I’m experiencing. The 2 angled brackets line up with the holes for sheet metal screws on the floor and the hole lines up with a tab that requires a larger sheet metal screw. Those 3 mounting points align all right. But the flat tab that has the captured machine nut falls nearly directly on the spring-loaded mounting bolt for the transmission. I.e., that tab cannot go where it aligns because the trany mount is in the way.
Any ideas as to what I may be doing wrong, or what I should do to mount the rear fastening point of this heat shield?