Call me crazy,,,maybe
My edelbrock eps vortec (2716) on my 383 along with the 700R4 trans attached. All by the 1/4" flat steel intake plate and four grade 8 bolts, 6 latteral lines on the bolt head. Light torx on them 10 ft/lbs maybe
The picker would go just high enough to clear my rad support in the C10
Not a problem, but enter at your own risk.