Fitting under the hood problems on 68'LC

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Fitting under the hood problems on 68'LC

Postby Chaser8686 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:06 pm

So I am in the middle of a resto on my 69' 2 door w/460. I went with the edlebrock performer intake and the #8477 MSD distributor. The problem we think will be that we can't get the hood closed, anyone else have this problem? I've looked for different caps but they don't make any. We also can't get the air cleaner on. So looks like I'll need to sell the MSD distributor (pm for details) and get a different one. Unless someone has other options.
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Re: Fitting under the hood problems on 68'LC

Postby Dan Szwarc » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:45 pm

It is kinda tight under there to begin with. I'm not sure that I've seen a 69 with the performer manifold since they come with 4bbls already.

You need a low rise air cleaner to fit under that hood. Make sure you don't have too many spacers under the carb.
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