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Both Keisler and Lakewood stress the importance of verifying the alignment of the belhousing's center register with the crankshaft centerline. If the are not synchronized, shifting difficulty and premature gearbox wear can result. The procedure-detailed in the directions-requires the use of a dial indiacator mounted to the flywheel to gauge the position of the bellhousing's center register. Correcting misalignment requires offset engine dowel pins, which Lakewood can provide.