I'm not trying to pick on anyone that that attempts detailing...I'm trying to improve...
A hypothetical situation would be if you have entered your latest masterpiece in a contest (if you do that kind of thing) and the judges had to make a decision for the grand prize between your model and someone else supposedly worthy masterpiece, most conscientious judges will give the award to the model that has been detailed to the possibility of being functional as a real car and not a fire hazard if the key was turned.
A quick example (no photos on this, don't want hurt feelings), 4bbl carb fuel lines don't (in real life) get connected to the middle of the side of the carb, that is where the venturi (the big air holes) are, generally speaking... the fuel inlet on any carb is right at the main "bowl" ( the reservoir where the fuel stays till atomized in the venturi), this is the design rule followed by every single carb maker on this planet.
If you have a 4bbl Rochester(a common stock carb on GM vehicles) the fuel line goes into the front face in the middle.
Most Holley and other performance carbs have their fuel inlets on the side near the front (and rear) corners.
Now even if you choose not to detail in a manner that may work in real life I will still applaud your modeling and detailing choices because there are many styles and choices out there and the next artistic masterpiece is always just around the corner.
Edited by blunc, 17 August 2012 - 10:18 AM.