RPM hood clearance
This is somewhat related to the other performer/perf.rpm post but wanted more opinions. I'm running a performer RPM on my trans am with the shaker hood scoop and the hood won't close. Right now it fits really tight with no weatherstrip on the scoop. I need about an extra 3/4" of clearance so i can put weatherstrip on it. I already had picked up a scoop mount that was shorter (from 81 T/A) so it is flush with the cleaner. I wanted to get a drop base cleaner but it is special since it is extra big in circumferance in order to mount the scoop. I thought of making it drop by taking a setting torch to it to heat it up then knock in the middle. Also, maybe I could cut some off of the top so when it mounts it sits lower. I also thought of welding a drop base on it and cut off the one thats on there but then there is the circumferance problem. Help me out with some ideas! I also have an electronic flap that turns it into a ram air scoop when activated. So, if I drop it I have to get a smaller air filter(if it will even fit) so it will fit between the base and the scoop. The Performer intake will make it work but i dont want to sacrifice the performance. This is going to be a Mcguiver job....