I have a problem with hood clearence. I have a 69 chevelle with a 454 (75-83 car & truck) with 66-67 396/427 oval port heads. I put an eldebrock performer RPM intake and a 850 eldebrock Q-Jet with a 3" Summit air cleaner (non drop base)now the hood won't clear. I measure the distance from the top of the carb flange and it is 3" to the underside of the hood sheetmetal(the hood has a cutout for the 2 4's and tunnel ram that was on it). I don't know if the frame mounts make a difference but I've seen several 69 big block Chevelles using mounts with the center bolt almost directly on the crossmenber and others with approx 2" away. I would like to use an SS hood but which I believe has the same clearence as the malibu hood. HELP!