i got to thinking the other day- when i get around to doing the LT1 swap in the Nova (hopefully) this winter, how much benefit would one get from shoving the engine back tighter against the firewall, since there is no distributor back there to get in the way? i think 2" is pretty easily doable- and i have even thought thru the crossmember and clutch linkage mods to make everything work, along with the shorter driveshaft, of course.
also, since i'm moving weight around, the battery will go in the right rear corner of the trunk and a fiberglass cowl hood might got purchased, as well.
would it be worth the effort- which should be about a good afternoon of fabricating?
the thing that got me thinking about this is my eventual dream of a pair of turbos hanging off the front of the engine, and the extra mass they will add to the car.
you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.
wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?