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Hi All, I have a 69 Q-code Mach 1 with a 429 from a 70 Galaxie station wagon. Someone put the engine in the car long before I got it. It has an Edelbrock Performer, Edelbrock 750cfm carb, and a 289 style round 2" chrome air cleaner. It barely fits under the hood. The combo runs fine but I want to switch it back to an FE with a bit more power. I have a couple engine options available. One is a center-oil 427 and one is a 428CJ. Both have aluminum heads and a single plane intake. Since the 385-series 429 barely fits with a low profile dual plane, do I have any chance of getting an FE with a single plane to fit?
Here is my dilemma. I currently am getting ready to paint my 69 coupe. I was planning on doing the engine/tranny first, but circumstances arose that I am now going to be doing the paint prior to the drivetrain. I currently have a 302 with an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, 2" Carb Spacer, an Edelbrock 600cfm carb and the short edelbrock Pro-flow 1000 foam air cleaner. Currently that setup barely clears the stock hood. My eventual plan is to drop in a 351w with an edelbrock performer air-gap intake manifold (likely drop the 2" carb spacer) and get a standard sized air cleaner. I figure that this setup will not fit under the hood so the question is how best to proceed. I have considered these three options: Fiberglass Ram air hood Pro: I think this is a very cool looking hood, light weight Con: Not sure how much additional clearance this will give me. Does anyone know how much clearance that gives you? Fiberglass Cowl induction hood Pro: light weight, can obviously get as much hood clearance as I need Does anyone have an estimate on how much additonal clearance I would need? 2", 5", etc? Keep Stock hood and cut a hole in the top and purchase a carb mounted scoop Pro: Cheapest method, I have always digged the look of the carb scoop Con: Hole in my hood :), Not sure how large to make the hole, How do people typically trim the edges of the hole? Would I have to do this before painting or could I do it after? What if down the line I wanted to install a blower? Not sure how you open a hood with a big scoop sticking out of it? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Also if there is an option that I haven't considered (other than lowering the engine mounts - dont want that much work) please let me know. Thanks!!! Con: To me this is the least attractive of all the options