Man yours look much better. I have all mine on the inside and its makes getting to the bottom coupling a little tedious. I did think about going through that front opening under the IC like that. I might redo mine, just have to stretch those babies.
I have had to notch the manifold and the VVT adaptor to clear each other. Just a hair on both.
And I did shave and notch the intake manifold so that a DBW throttle body can just mount right up and not need either adaptor. Did you end up actually using that little vacuum nipple on the side, or can I just plug that?
You will want to attach the bypass valve to the port on the side of the throttle body casting.The vacuum port on my bypass valve is actually sealed with a brass plug or something. So I think it doesn't matter.
Just have a couple things left. Still have to install the belt and also waiting for the ECU to come in so I can finish up the piping as well.