Engine Trickflow Intake Street Burner Spacer Needed?

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Hey! So I have an 87 LX 5.0 that I recently picked up and it had a 4" cowl that I really didn't like. I found a stock hood on craigslist to replace it. Once getting ready to install I realized that there was a 1" spacer between the upper and lower intake on the Trickflow and it definitely looked like there was not going to be enough clearance for the factory hood.

So I ordered the TF part I needed to remove/install without the spacer (correct bolt length and gasket) All was going well until I put the intake back on without a spacer and realized that there is not enough clearance between the vacuum part on the underside of the intake and the fuel line/injector connection. I think the fuel line is aftermarket (Stainless Steel BBK). I was thinking (hoping) maybe a 3/8 spacer would work for both the hood clearance and fuel line clearance?

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Any recommendations/thoughts on how to best approach is greatly appreciated, thanks!
 
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Fuel line can be moved easily. What exactly is hitting your connectors? Just work around it. I've put dozens of those intakes on with no spacer. Just sayin.
 

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The intake itself is hitting the top of the injector plug. There is no bending anything that is going to fix that. Get a half inch spacer. Problem solved.

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Okay - so the 3/8 spacer showed and it is SO close...this is it loosely tightened but not torqued to spec yet. It is so close that I am posting pictures to see if it's a problem. Not 100% sure if the injector wires are can handle the direct heat.

EDIT: Actually when I compare these pictures to the original they look almost identical so makes me wonder if even though it's loosely tightened if it is still partially resting on the injector.
 

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have you tried rotating the injector so its not hitting the vacuum tube? its just an oring fit top and bottom it should rotate easily for clearance.
 
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