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i want to know how bad the hood clearance issues are with the 93 cobra's and 5.0 explorer intakes. which is taller? i know the lowers are the same, and that 94-5 cobras are the way to go. i also know that ill need an elbow with the 93s not sure about the explorers. anyone have either of these setups with a stock hood? im curious if the hood can be closed with dropping the engine with washers and trimming some bracing, and maybe shimming the hood brackets to raise up the hood over the intakes. post up, guys.
 

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and mike thats where i cut it, i reinstalled the blanket, leave it off, it just rubs
 

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well if they are taller then you will need to cut some, since the smaller needed just a tad bit
 

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i have an explorer intake in the garage ill measure it and get back to ya
 

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mike , sorry for the delay ill measure later today for you
 

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ok on the explorer upper , from the base to the top is 5 1/2 inches
 

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they are taller, they wont fit, i remember it being discussed a while back
 

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i have mine for my 67 stang project, but i hadnt measured the cobra in my cougar
 

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Hello

I had to raise my hood for clearance. But for a different reason. I needed hood clearance for my Aircleaner on top of my Carb.
Yes carb, I race this car on a 1/2mile asphalt Circle track. We can only use a 2bbl. carb.

I placed 3/4in Wood ferring strips peices under fenders & hood mounts. I had to retap the holes to 1/4-20 + longer bolts. I don't have any headlight assembly so I don't know if you will have any problems there.

You can see pictures of my car at:tessier-racing.com
 
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