1964 Chevrolet Chevelle "Malibu" Convertible - Engine and Engine Compartment.

With most customs, the object is to clean up the engine compartment as much as possible and remove the "clutter" that often distracts attention from the engine. There are a number of ways to do this.

One way is to remote the power brake unit. In this case the Kugel dual brake aluminum master cylinder is hidden under the dash. All that will be sticking out of the firewall is an aluminum Kugel dual reservior fill. All the hoses and hardware that go with the master cylinder are tucked behind the firewall as well. Doing this opens up the space on both sides of the engine.

Wiring and AC hoses are routed do that they can be hidden as well. Some custom panels in the front corners of the fenders help to hide them instead of routing them back to the firewall.

Billet aluminum hood hinges from Fesler are compact and look good, too.

A Be Cool aluminum radiator with dual electric fans will keep the motor cool.. To the left of the radiator is an aluminum recovery tank.

Flaming River u-joints, steering shafts, and support bearings provide smooth steering and control.

Custom plates will close up the A-arm cut-outs in the wheel well as much as possible, while allowing them to travel normally.

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