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my67RT
01-18-2014, 03:17 PM
I just finished rebuilding my 440 with and Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake and a Holley dual feed 1000 CFM carb... just wondering if my hood will need alterations? I prefer to keep the original air cleaner but not essential. Also I spent a lot of time making my original hood perfect for paint! Any comments or assistance would be appreciated. Cheers!

Piper
01-18-2014, 03:34 PM
I run a similar set up...you might be close without a spacer, on my 67 it hits even before you put the air cleaner on

67440Dodge
01-18-2014, 04:48 PM
I ran similar setup on my 67 also with the stock hood. Even without a spacer, I had to run a Moroso drop base air cleaner, and with one it was really close to touching.

my67RT
01-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Thanks for the suggestions... I was so revved up about getting the most out of the 440 and neglected the clearance issue.

Sedanman67
01-20-2014, 09:05 AM
I stuffed a 383 in a 69 Dart with a hi rise intake and needed an extra 1/4 inch to clear the hood. I LOWERED THE ENGINE. I cut 4 spacers out of 3/8 aluminum plate and intsalled them between the k frame and the frame rails. Dropped the engine 3/8 lower in the engine bay, no problems with steering linkage.

my67RT
01-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Now that's creative thinking!

ws27
01-20-2014, 10:51 AM
I stuffed a 383 in a 69 Dart with a hi rise intake and needed an extra 1/4 inch to clear the hood. I LOWERED THE ENGINE. I cut 4 spacers out of 3/8 aluminum plate and intsalled them between the k frame and the frame rails. Dropped the engine 3/8 lower in the engine bay, no problems with steering linkage.

I might argue that you raised the car, not lowered the engine. LOL That wan one way to do it.

Sedanman67
01-20-2014, 04:48 PM
Well, if you slacken the torsion bars an equal amount then yes, you would lower the engine.