ok, i figure id start a post in the proper thread this time. I have a 64 dart gt convertible that im updating with a 5.7 hemi and alterktion front suspension. Im also going to be using a dash out of a different car. Anyway, i bought a locked up hemi from a guy to use to see how it would fit into my enginbay. i had the block cleaned up to see if it was rebuildable, but i got the engine back and it looks like i wont be able to use this 5.7 after all, looks pretty bad in the cylanderwalls in my opinion. thats ok, ill still be able to use it to mock up things. im getting ready to bolt up the k-member or frame of my alterktion onto my car. after this ill bolt up the 5.7 to see how things clear. ive been told i might have to notch out the passnger fenderwell a little otherwise i wont be able to get the valve cover off without pulling up the motor a few inches. ill take a few pics of it in the engine bay for anyone doing a 5.7 in an early A. im hoping the hood clears the air intake box (the one with hemi on it) and i hope the a/c compressor clears. i should have the engine sitting in the enginebay by this week. as a twist to this swap im not going to be using any after market air filter set ups. i know id get a few more horsepower from a good cone shaped K&N air filter and intake tube, but im wanting to do this as if the factory would do it. So im actually going to try and use a airfilter box from a new hemi durango. I believe ill have to cut and mod my passnger fenderwell up in order to fit this thing in and make it look nice. Will cutting on my fenderwell weaken my cars engine bay? i see guys cutting open the back of them when they use fenderwell headers, but unlike them, i will be welding a section back in, just further out so as to fit this air box. i might not have to cut much out, there is already a cut-out for the slant six alterntor as any early a-body ouner knows, i just need to make that area a little bigger. i had a thread started on another area of this site and thought id move it into the restoration area.