First time poster, long time lurker. I have a '71 Nova that I believe originally had a 6cyl. I got it with a 350 and wound up getting a great deal on a 396 that I have swapped in. Now i'm on to the hookup of everything. I notice that the engine currently has a long water pump (no fan attached yet) and can already see that it's going to be right up against the radiator when that's re-installed. If i switch to a short water pump will that solve my problems? Is the radiator support my problem? I was considering going with electric fans but can't even see those fitting with it's current set up. As it is already this thing seems jammed in there. The stock hood doesn't even seem like it's going to fit on. Any input would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you.