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Flat hood clearence.
#11
Fabrice's idea of modifying the brace should work or perhaps you can modify the drop base air cleaner?
I have the NASA hood, air gap, 1 inch spacer, Holley 770 and drop base but looks like it just touches in one area so might have to go to a 1/2 inch spacer
This combo might work in a normal set up with NASA hood but I had to raise the engine 1/4 inch to clear the steering rack
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#12
Are the 73 convertible motor mounts not about an inch lower than others? If so change the motor mounts to drop engine and no alterations to expensive hood.


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#13
If I drop the motor down an inch the fan will interfere with the shroud.

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#14
Lower the radiator an inch then!

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#15
(11-14-2018, 05:27 PM)Don C Wrote: I've thought about adding a little clearance on mine, too. I have a Shelby (Blue Thunder) intake and a 1" spacer under the carburetor and the nut on my air cleaner just barely touches the brace. Three possible solutions, notch the brace, hood scoop (which will require running the braces around the scoop), or a NASA hood, sans ram air.

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Can’t you just take the spacer out?

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#16
Yes, but there's a noticeable difference in performance with the 760 cfm carburetor I'm running. I put it on when i was living in Las Vegas, to help isolate the carburetor from the engine heat, liked it, and kept it on after moving.



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