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clearance under the hood
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Anyone know how much clearance there is to play with from the top of a factory air cleaner to the hood? 351C 2v 1972 NACA hood, no ram air.
I've got the original intake and carb, I measured the rise to the top of the carb as 6 9/16 inches from the top of the intake mating. I have a new intake and carb on it now but the hood is off so I need to check fit to figure out what to do about the air cleaner.
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(02-15-2018, 12:46 AM)libram Wrote: Anyone know how much clearance there is to play with from the top of a factory air cleaner to the hood? 351C 2v 1972 NACA hood, no ram air.
I've got the original intake and carb, I measured the rise to the top of the carb as 6 9/16 inches from the top of the intake mating. I have a new intake and carb on it now but the hood is off so I need to check fit to figure out what to do about the air cleaner.

I had to modify my ram air cleaner after installing new engine with highrise intake.
Used a rolled piece of clay on top of cleaner to check clearance as I adjusted to fit.
Hope this helps.
Bru
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You can also use alumimum foil to measure. Form it into a ball or similar and place it on top of the air filter and then close the hood.
I also modified my air filter to fit a spacer and now the Bluethunder intake under my Ran air hood.

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