I am within a whisker of putting in my engine but have a question about the gas line. The old line ran through the fan shroud a’la VW. My old gas line was brittle and cracked as I was taking the engine out. Very scary! We TDers make no pretense of trying to separate upper and lower air with our wide open spaces under the trunk/hood.
Q: Wouldn’t it be better/safer to run the gas line around the body inside the trunk area and then to the engine vs through the shroud? Why not?? Then I could also plug up a couple of holes in the shroud and kill a couple of cooling air leaks also. eh??
Mine was a new line run under the car from tank to the rear, goes up under the rear deck/fender area around the left hand side of the engine to the fuel pump, not through the shroud. No problem, easier to access.