Installing an Offenhauser Cross-Ram
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Here you can read about the Offenhauser Cross-Ram I have installed.
I had to do some minor grinding to clear the oil pressure sender.
The stock wiper motor did not clear the larger Cross-Ram manifold. I found a smaller wiper motor on a 1985 Chevy Blazer.
By cutting the mounting feet off the wiper motor I could insert it a bit further. I then welded the feet back in the new position.
I wanted to be able to use the stock air-cleaner. To get the throttle plates further apart to match the Offenhauser I decided to rotate the front TBI. To do that I had to modify it to clear the air-claener base and also modify it so I could insert the throttle shaft from the other side.
I made a custom lid and installed my modified swirl-plates.
I re-used all cable brackets and got the fuel system back together.
To clear the distributor I had to remove a clamp on the air-cleaner base for the vacuum hose.
The stock air-cleaner is in place. You could probably fool almost anyone that it is a 'stock' cross-fire with that air-cleaner in place. And YES!!! It is does clear the hood.