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Thread: carb to hood clearance

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    carb to hood clearance

    As you know I'm building a 68 chevelle with a big block. I need to see if anyone can tell me how high of a hood do I need to clear the carbs on a tunnel ram. The motor won't be ready for a little while and the body shop is about ready to paint the car. I would like to stay with a cowl style hood. Would 8" be high enough? Thanks

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    Do you have a block, intake and carbs that you could use just for mock up? Would the body shop just wait to paint the hood until you get your clearances figured?

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    They would paint the hood later, but I really wanted to get the hood now. I know I need to have patience and just wait. I have a 5" now and I know it is not high enough. It is a glasstek that is already in yellow primer and I'm trying to get $400 for it. If I sell it I was going to buy another one and just get the hood out of the way.

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    mmmmm ya better wait till ya get at least a full size mock up or the real deal in place..... All ya gotta be is 1/4 of an inch too high and........been there, done it, got the T-shirt, and a whole lotta frustration !!
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    I guess I need to listen to you guys and just wait. If not I will be out of money for another hood. But if anybody does have a big block with a tunnel ram in a 68-69 chevelle please let me know how high your hood is. Thanks


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