I know this is an old post, but Jeff, if you're still out there, I've got a few questions about your set up. Also, obviously anyone else that can help... I'm building a 327/275 for my '68 RS Vert. Your engine looks awesome, and very correct. Much like the look I'm going after.
Questions: #1 I'm confused on how the rubber hose connects to the valve cover. All of the parts houses show a 90 degree elbow coming off the grommet. Yours appears to be a straight metal piece you push one end into the grommet, and then the other into the bottom of the hose?
#2 Your photo doesn't show the air cleaner. Does the hose from the right side go into the side of the air cleaner or to a hose from the bottom of the air cleaner base?
#3 Does your air cleaner have the Therm mounted on the snorkel? If so, I'm pretty sure the vacuum hose from it goes to the carb. Can you tell me where??
#4 I see you have the "torque spreaders" on your valve covers. Are those OE?? I like the idea of using them...
Thanks in advance, Brian