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To help you get it lined up, find a couple of spare bolts the same thread as the main block to bell housing ones, then cut the heads off them and cut a screwdriver slot. Pop them into the block and about 10 and 2 o'clock. Slide the engine onto the studs and this will hold the two parts in almost perfect alignment while you finagle the last bit. Takes all the agro and effort out of it.
Whatever you do though, don't force it - find the problem first. Block should slide home easily enough, especially if you use the diy locating studs.
Of course, once it's in place, fit a few bolts, unscrew the studs and fit the last bolts.