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Ooof - the VC fitting too tall? That is a bummer. The engine needs some room to move around too.Sup.
I've been unpacking and getting settled in at the new house. But started ordering a few more small things for the car.
-RTM Front Brake lines
-RTM Brake line kit (all 4)
-Zaklee Timing Cover (Tired of the cheap ebay ones)
-New driver/pass window glass
-Speed Bleeders for all 4 calipers
I failed to trim the bumper opening for the huge STM intercooler core, so I wanted to get that done so I could get the bumper to fit perfectly.
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I feel like I trimmed a whole inch off this thing..
I have to trim the hood a bit where my valve cover fittings hit, the hood doesn't close all the way as it is. Kinda bummed, but that is my fault for not slimming the fittings down/doing research on best fitting placement.
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Car is extremely dirty from the drive, haven't washed it yet.
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It hits the support within the hood, which is almost an inch thick, not removing from the skin of the hood!Ooof - the VC fitting too tall? That is a bummer. The engine needs some room to move around too.
Based on how clean this whole build is going, I dunno mate. I'd start fishing for a replacement VC, while you re-work the one on the car. I can't picture having much gain in removing material from the hood.
I MUCH prefer straight fittings at the stock locations with the holes opened up. Those sharp 90's flow like absolute garbage and cause the issue you're seeing. And I luck out with more space between the VC and hood on the Galant.
I agree with Justin. I would not be cutting into the hood. This build is just too nice for that.
Yeah that's a tough decision. Cutting the hood is the quickest and most economical solution and that VC is very nice.Not too sure how I can remedy the situation other than completely re-doing the valvecover. Drill out all the new baffles, cut the fittings, patch/weld grind, then re powdercoat, just seems like a huge waste of money. I never even thought about them hitting the hood as I was in a huge rush to get to the shootout a few years back haha. Would probably just get the frontline fab cover anodized at that point.
OCD is a blessing and a curse.You will make a good decision. Your OCD demons will speak to you in your sleep until you get it the way you can live with it. ;-)
My OCD demons are whiny bastards... Hows the saying go? "I don't drink to get drunk - I drink to silence the voices in my head."
Oh, oh. heh. This is another way I could have written it:OCD is a blessing and a curse.