I spent alot of time last night going through threads. So learning I can put on my early intake in by 8ba. And about the intake and crank angles in relation to the older motors vrs later Flatheads. Here are my two questions. I set up the motor with the original intake on. Favoring 1/2 degree up on the back of the engine. When my new intake is on the carb angle is at almost 5. If I raise it up more to level the carb base my crank will not be pointing down I believe. But more parallel. Which I worry about screwing with my pinion angle. Better to set the motor with the original intake..correct?? And leave my new intake a few degrees off. Next question. On the crank pulley. Any issues if I machine off the first one? I want to bring the engine 3/8 forward.