It's all an illusion, Gene......
The motor sits no higher than as if it were on a stock Stingray. Observe the bottom bracket (pedal crank tube) in relation with the axle line. The horizontal tube is what makes mounting the engine, jackshaft, and new sealed electrical compartment possible and hassle free. It's a very important branch of the tree.
The motor is slanted in stock configuration for a good reason; available exhausts for choppers. Moreso important than Jim's straight intake, as exhausts are hard for the average joe to make, modify, and tweak.
No fuss, no muss.....
Jim's intake is the bomb however, with it's nice o-ring seal. Wish it was possible for one with a bend that would locate the carb in its' stock location.
Originally Posted by GeneFiorot
What is the reason to locate that tube in that location making the motor sit so high in the frame? If it were lower you could have the cylinder head level and use Jims intake.