Originally Posted by vanice
This is my 77 355 vortec headed engine with a ZZ4 cam. The manifold is GMPP 12496570 it will accept either square or spreadbore. I am running a quardajet and the air cleaner is a drop base and fits under a stock hood. On a 80-82 you can't use a 3 inch element 2 1/2 should clear. Earlier hoods had more clearence.
Nice looking engine and engine compartment. I don't know if you like the C4 crossed flag logo on the valve cover or not. I have those same valve covers on my '69 and took a chance and pried off the C4 crossed flags. To my complete surprise the depressed area on the valve cover exactly
matches the C3 crossed flags valve cover emblem. Here is a photo of mine.
If you like it, you can get the emblem at most Corvette vendors. I like it a lot more than the C4 crossed flags, but it is a personal issue.