I'll modify the exisiting manifold slightly, only 2 of the tubes really need to be moved about 20mm to clear the brake master cylinder, so not a massive job.
I don't know anyone who has ever had any issues (apart from slightly accelerated engine bore wear) from running open trumpets, whereas a lot of friends have had all sorts of problems with airbox pop rivets, air filter foam, air filter mesh, etc. ending up in the intake. One guy even had an air filter nut destroy a piston.. If I was running the car on gravel a lot I would fit some sort of filters, and eventually when the bigger engine finds it's way in the car I'll make a kevlar airbox for it, but for now open trumpets are a reasonably reliable and infinitely cool option. Honestly the horror story of a stone or something ending up in the intake due to having no filters very rarely happens./me shakes head disapprovingly
As a matter of fact, this is more fantastic:That is fantastic!
Work in progress Should be finished this week (apart from wiring and installation) I'm not very good at upholstery, so the end result won't be absolutely perfect, but at least the leather is really nice and genuineGreat results and nice sturdy roller for arches. No pics of the GT-dash done?