thermostat housing


need help......I have installed a 1960 Buick 401 Nailhead into a 1958 Morgan. The nose of the Morgan is quite long however it narrows quickly towards to front and also slopes downward. My issue is that the stock thermostat housing is sticking up and will not allow me to close/latch the hood shut. I need something that is at least 1 inch shorter and 2 inches would be ideal. Any help in identifying a shorter thermostat housing would be greatly appreciated.



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Can you cut it the length you need and then fabricate or weld the lip on it. Maybe the lip isn't necessary. Just my opinion.