Random bits and pieces update. haven't got the rear u bolt plates on but it looks like they should do the job with out a spacer. Didn’t get them on because the holes, the u bolt ends, and the plate all measure the same but for some reason when it’s together the u-bolt ends are to far apart to slide on. Not relay any good spot to pry them on either. I’d rather not slot the holes, maybe I can slide the u bolts up u til they just barely peak out of the crossmember and slide the plate in then and then slide it all down? got the carb adapter on after a little filing and found that — kids waking up I’ll edit this later lol Ok so I get the adapter onto the manifold and found that I can’t actually get a nut onto the the stud. It looks like a bolt head will fit though so I guess I need to pull the studs and use bolts and it should work fine. Just a few shots showing how it all sits with it on And check that out! Still level after dropping both ends of the car! Safe to assume that I maintained my rake!