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Old 03-13-2006, 10:27 AM   #11
Striker
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Originally Posted by Gamite
have you looked into that clearance issue? The last swap I saw, the guy had to shave down part of intake manifold because the engine was too high.
I think it depends on which M30 they used and the motor mount bracket they used. I purchsed my brackets from a guy in Europe, who made all three style brackets for all 3 generations of the M30 engines and they did have all the alignment issues sorted out.

In any event, if the hood is touching, I will install a low profile hood scoop facing the windsheild at that point. Instead of forcing air into the engine bay by having the scoop facing forward, I will have it facing backward. This way it will do two things, since there is more air force acting upward below the car and hot air rises, it will allow heat to escape upward and cool air in from below cooling the engine. The second advantage, facilitating more downforce since you are removing the air pressure from under the front of the car.
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