I swapped the crossover to be on the front, and have the rail mounted FPR on the rear (Although the crossover is VERY tight on the front due to the distributor. I plan to make another one)
That looks great. Did you have to extend the coil wires to get them up front or did you just pull that whole harness halfway under the manifold? What valve covers are those? Those are awesome.It's coming along. My plan for the fuel lines worked out well. Phew! lol. I wondered how I was going to like it. I have a plan for the heater hose from the intake. There are molded U bend hoses. I need to add a restrictor to that hose anyway (aluminum heater core). So I will turn a splice/restrictor and use a U bend from the hose I have to the elbow.
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I would imagine that this is a superior design. The closer you can get the monte bar mounting points to the tops of the shock tower, the better, since that is where all your load is.Getting there.
The offset air cleaner base seems to solve a few problems. I bought it just to mock up. It's a super cheap one and the bell mouth is way too square to flow best. I might look for one with similar dimensions but a more well rounded bell mouth.
The normal monte carlo bar fouls the distributor bad! lol I like Nailbender's idea. But in looking at the car there is a space between the distributor and the air cleaner that's a couple of inches rearward of where the normal bar would go. I mocked up the idea in green tape. Of course I will use proper black electrical tape for the final version. lol
Any thoughts about moving the monte carlo back like this? Seems like it'll work. The bar is actually more on the inner fender that the normal position.
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Mac427 here: True about the baffles on the Billet Specialties valve covers. Mine are fine using the screws they came with but the above approach is lots better. I'm gonna change mine if I have occasion to remove my valve covers.Thanks Bigred!
Yep, I had to extend the wires to the coil. The valve covers are Billet Specialties. I saw them on pics of Mac427's car here and had to have them! lol The only negative is the baffles come uninstalled and with flimsy sheet metal screws to attach them. I'm paranoid about things coming loose in an engine. So I drilled and tapped the bosses in the castings to use 10-32 screws and loctitied them in. No biggie.
I really like how your routing turned out - do you happen to have the part# for the holders you ended up using? Thanks!I used Billet Specialties holders. A little pricey but after some painstaking work with wire length they came out great. I found it easier to cut the wires to length at the distributor end rather than at the plug end.