Like I said. After getting it all together and looking at it I don't think I needed to clearance the hood but if the engine twists much the tb will definatley hit the hood if it doesn't already rub against it. I think I'm going to get a new hood when I repaint my car and just massage it with a hammer instead of cutting it if I need more clearance. Also I've heard you can flip the tb over to get more room but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Maybe someone else is smarter than me(not too hard )
Good luck,