Mounted the fuel filter on what will be the inside of the panel & under the tank. The plan is to have enough extra line to drop the panel for a filter change. Every thing from the bottom fuel tank bung to the bulkhead fitting thru the panel is #10 fittings for when & if I ever get the blown BBC in. I do not want to have to change much in here other than adding the electric pump.
I had opted to go with a rod type shifter for the 700R4 instead of a cable because I thought the positive feel would maybe be better for my wife to be able to get the right gears. That's what I get for thinking! I could not believe how much I had to modify all my pretty tunnel sheet metal to make that change. Not real happy with the finished product yet, but the shifter works well and I hope the floor will look better when it's covered. Will put a console type boot over the shifter and at least it can be removed from in the car if needed.