^thanks tino! I prefer being able to see the turbo right up there in your face, but for the bare bay look I see your point.
The manifold design just came to me one day, I drew it up on a napkin and had my fab guys make it for me. Just something unique as the focal point of the engine bay. I call it an "inverted manifold" due to the plenum location in relation to the runners. I'll get some pictures of that process once I get back into the build details.