Now that we have the angle of the engine, we can set the height and firewall spacing. The goal is to position the engine as low and as far back as possible, to improve center of mass and increase hood clearance. We first pushed the engine back, until the back of the lower oil pan was just about 2mm away from touching the front of the subframe, and then lowered it until the upper oil pan was resting on top of the subframe.
So now that we have our motor mounts “maximum travel”, we raised the engine until the upper oil pan was 6mm away from the top of the subframe. Since we’ve done quite a lot of moving around now, we double checked and nudged the engine around to make sure the center, yaw, roll and tilt were still spot on.