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pyrofighting
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From: Fountain Valley, Ca., USA
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posted 09-29-2002 04:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pyrofighting   Click Here to Email pyrofighting     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok guys help me out here. I dont know what to do. I am putting a 351 in my coupe and obviously it will not fit under my stock hood with turn signals in it. I love the stock look and really want to keep it. If I cant I DO NOT want fiberglass. I want something custom made into the hood to make the engine fit. Something like the ealanor hood but metal with the signal cutouts. Are there any after market steel hoods, with or with out turn signals? Please help! thanks

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Fastback68
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posted 09-29-2002 04:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, better wait for someone else to say this with 100% certainty, but I believe a 351 will fit under your stock hood just fine, at least if you use the original 1968 low-profile air cleaner.
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pyrofighting
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posted 09-29-2002 04:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pyrofighting   Click Here to Email pyrofighting     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well heres the thing. I am using the same air cleaner, but I am using an Edlebrock Performer RPM manifold which is a high rise. So I have been told it will be too high, unless you think otherwise or is there another manifold I can use for that same RPM range as the RPM series?

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68 S-code GT
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posted 09-29-2002 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you can use the stock hood

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Fastymz
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posted 09-29-2002 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too think you should be able to get it under the stock hood.Mine fit under the hood with the RPM intake, stock motor mounts, and a 1' four hole carb spacer and a thin air cleaner.
I'd try it 1st before you change anything.Unless you want to scoop it,'SCOOPS' are always cool.

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68stang351
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posted 09-29-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68stang351   Click Here to Email 68stang351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 351W in my 68 coupe, regular mounts, performer RPM, Performer carb, and a regular (not drop base) are filter/cleaner and it fits under my stock hood.

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JT
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posted 09-29-2002 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 351W fits under my stock hood with turn signals. It has the stock '70 intake. I even have the A/C compressor mounted in there.

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mustangzrule
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posted 09-30-2002 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangzrule   Click Here to Email mustangzrule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know from personal exp. that the Vic Jr will not fit, but I have heard from trusted and respected sources that with a RPM or even Perf RPM you will not have a problem. They do make drop base air cleaners too, but not one with enough clearance for my stock hood. Don't tell anyone or I will be put into the 'loser class' but I ran this Woodward cruise with no air cleaner. Yeah, yeah - I'm a loser.

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ice'68
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posted 09-30-2002 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ice'68   Click Here to Email ice'68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've heard from the other members on here too that a Performer RPM Air-Gap barely clears the hood, anyone had any experience with this that has a '68 with a 351W?

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ewokeric
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posted 09-30-2002 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a 351 under a stock hood as well and i have a 1" spacer plate on top of the manifold (of course its stock though). But i have plenty of clearance.

eric

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