Moving a long nicely, the hood cross brace does look cool and well made
I considered using one of those, but in the end, the best option is to move the radiator out (forward in the car), so I not only have the clearance for the air induction tube, but additional clearance between the front end accessory drive and the fans . . .Would a cobra head induction elbow help?
Cobra head elbows are used when clearance is extremely limited, such as up against the firewall. Same flow capacity as a standard elbow but much more compact.www.intakehoses.com
I'm not sure which bolts you mean . . . there are two bolts on each end of the radiator tie bar, and the ends of the tie bar are flush against the fender . . . there are also two bolts on each end of the grille tie bar . . . either one can have shims placed to space either fender outward, but the issue is that regardless of what I do, the hood moves up and down whenever the latch plate is in the center or toward the right of the car, and if I move it to the left, it "pulls" the front of the hood over, causing a huge gap on the front lower section of the right fender/hood area, and next to nothing on the left side . . . it doesn't move up and down, but that's because it's now in a bind and can't . . .I wonder if you need to loosen the two bolts thatsecure the front end near the radiator. A slight shift in the front may help the hood align up.
i think dragsix refer to the 2 bolts going thru bottom of radiator support to cross member..??I'm not sure which bolts you mean . . . there are two bolts on each end of the radiator tie bar, and the ends of the tie bar are flush against the fender . . . there are also two bolts on each end of the grille tie bar . .
Those two bolts aren't installed yet . . .Correct