If you notch without disturbing the base edge area maybe brazing is worth a shot.thank you everyone for good insight and fast replies. sometimes being buried in the middle of it- it can be difficult to step back and see it objectively. Will try to reply to each comment:
- engine mounts. I used a set of Hinson urethane mounts I had laying around that were for my '06 GTO. These mounts themselves are not able to be trimmed down. To lower the engine I'd need to get a different set of mounts or modify the metal mounting areas. While I don't want to lower the engine, I may need to do some fine tuning to either my engine position or rear axle once I get my driveshaft to fine tune the operating angles. It's something I need to keep in mind.
- modifying the M/T covers. yeah, this is an option, and probably the path of least resistance. I have the ability to braze aluminum, but to have them welded I'd have to find someone. Doable, for sure.
I'll have some time tomorrow to take another look
Dave, The simplest and cheapest way is to buy one of these spoon pedal kits with a braided steel cable. I have used these in my last 3 builds and they work great. Don't buy the aluminum pedals, as they slip. But this steel pedal is a good one, and very inexpensive.Hey Brendon, can you show some detailed pics of your throttle set up inside the car? That is on my list and am a little perplexed on how to do it.