What engine, hood, carb and air cleaner combination are you running?
oh sorry left out some info
67 full restoration,402 big block,big block frame mounts, new body bushings,elderbrock air gap rpm intake ,750 holley double pumper, stock ss hood with full insulation pad on the bottom of the hood,original drop base air cleaner for a 67 big block with a chrome lid.2" filter
here's the problem, the lid is touching the top of the carb on the inside when tightend down, but it is also not touching the filter element so there is a gap between the lid and the filter(2"),the edge on the top of the lid is also rubing off the stickers againsts the insulation hood pad, so I have zero clearence. if the pad was gone maybe there would be enough clearence to leave the intake on but i would like to keep the pad, this is a cruisin show car, changing the base or the filter element won't help me since the lid is allready to high and at the same time to low since its setting on the air horn choke assy. so a lower profile intake was were i was going, a performer is only 5/8 shorter than the air gap while the torkerII is a 1.50 shorter so i could add a 3" filter and get the clearence below the lid and still not be into the under hood pad, since the air gaps claim to fame is the oil seperated from the runners i was asking with the other two choices for intakes if a oil lifter valley tray to keep oil of the intake runners was needed or just spending money for no real reason?
appreciate any help
scott OH ALSO ELDERBROCKS CATALOG STATES A RPM AIR GAP WILL NOT FIT UNDER A 67-69 CAMARO'S FLAT STYLE HOOD