Rob's 427

Driver Footbox Stuff

And here is the answer to the clearance problem.  I decided to make some “bubbles” to clear the valve cover and rear cylinder header tube.  This is the first time I’ve made a part like this.  I used .040″ 6061-T6, which I annealed before forming, along with some plastic mallets and a sand “beater bag”.  I flush rivited the bubbles to the footbox with flat head aircraft rivets and polished it.  Looks great!  The last picture shows the ouboard “rail” that I milled.  This will be used to make a removable footbox top, to get access to the brake/clutch master cylinders for service.