Hello Rayo and Happy Holidays:
I'm using the Cobra intake and the SCP shorty headers. The combination may be creating the problem. I'm considering buying some copper pipe and coupler to solder together or getting a pipe bender and heat up what I have to try for a fit. It would be nice if you could find a braided stainless line that fits. A pipe bender will help either way I go with the existing copper.
I don't think a spacer was used in my Cobra intake. The upper plenum does hit the sound blanket in the hood at the forward most edges of the upper intake and one bolt digs deep into the hood blanket.
The vacuum line I broke plugs into part 98289 in your diagram. I don't see a part number in the diagram. Some tiny rubber hose might seal the plastic line that I broke and serve as a coupler.
BosNA302's idea would work with a coupler if I could get another EGR pipe from a junkyard. Cut each one a little longer than half length and solder together with a coupler. Then employ pipe bending to make a fit.
If and when I get these shorty headers installed properly I will replace my True Bendz X-pipe with their resonator x-pipe hoping to reduce the brain draining drone using Magnaflow mufflers and no Cats. After that, it will be more or bigger mufflers for the true dual exhaust. It does sound like a muscle car when you stomp the pedal but the drone at 70 mph is too much. I am told the new shorty headers will make it louder still so the exhaust will almost surely be getting revisited. Good performance increase with what I have done so far though.
The stock EGR Pipe is made out of steel in case you didn't know..
Making your own EGR Pipe out of 1/2" copper would actually work pretty good if you can get the right "S bend" in it..
The key to bending copper pipe by hand is to make sure it has something inside the pipe solidifying it..Like Sand,Salt or even Ice..
As long as you keep something on the inside of the pipe to solidify it..It shouldn't kink..
The stock EGR Pipe has an OD of about .62"..1/2 copper pipe has an OD of around .625"..So it's pretty close..
If you can get a set of flaring tools like what they sell at Harbor Freight you should be all set..--->>>Harbor Freight Double Tube Flaring Tool Kit
The flaring tools will allow you to make the necessary flares on the ends of the (copper) EGR Pipe to hold the Male and Female fittings on there..
Only thing about that is..You'll have to reuse the Male and Female fittings off your stock EGR Pipe unless you can locate these fittings somewhere else..
About the vacuum line you broke that runs to part# 9B289..You should be able to use a similar size vacuum line..Like what you'd find at the parts store..
Get some pics up of your exhaust system when you get a chance..I want to see how that looks under there..
Sounds like fun hunting quail..When I was just a wee lad I use to hunt quail with a friend of mine..
Anyways you have to step away from working on something sometimes if it's really frustrating..