Originally Posted by xbgs351
I will not put a bonnet scoop on it. A XB GS Coupe with a vinyl roof will not look good with a scoop.
I could try a 2" filter and K&N Extreme Filter top. This will give me an extra inch and hence some clearance.
Milling the manifold will remove the 'clover leaf'. Undesirable but perhaps necesary.
Were the XY engine mounts lower than the XA-XE mounts? This could give exhaust clearance issues.
I don't blame you about the scoop. The only issue is if there is no way of lowering the carby enough then something has to give and aircleaners through the bonnet may look good but they are not roadworthy .. but it depends on whether that bothers you or not I spose.
ESP's brother's car run's 12.5s or thereabouts so that option can't be too shabby