|Posted: April 12 2011 at 12:27 | IP Logged
The reason is there's little room under the engine hatch for a aft riser, let alone a center riser. To make the driveline angle needed to penetrates the hull aft, the engine angles up, going forward. The center portion of the manifold is too close to clear the hatch- there's little clearence. Having a flat, uninterupted cockpit sole was what CC was going for here.
Roy & Laurie, S.F. Bay Area
'83 280, hardtop, single 305