Mick-- you can move it up alittle from the tri gear bracket, and fab up 2 rigid tubes to connect the the bulkhead fittings. Will also shorten up the 2 pressure out hoses accordingly.
Most of the RV7/9 installs we've been a part of put it on the firewall like the the RV10 location.
Tom Swearengen, TS Flightlines LLC
Teflon Hose Assemblies for Experimentals
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