Lawyer, here is a picture of what you are describing, I hope this helps. It does clear the valve cover of a 352 and if you compare pictures you get a sense of where it will sit. I chose the jeep bracket because of the saddle top and its strength. I did mock this up and chose to cut it because I did not need the space and with out the a/c box on the firewall (Iam trying to keep mine as clean as possible) it looked out of place. I would probably build a plate to go under the original bracket that spreads the load and takes advantage of the fifth bolt.