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Old 04/28/2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hood Scoop?

Anyone put a hood scoop on their GT/CS? I'm running into a fitment issue with my 408 and might need to go that route or a different hood all together. Just wondering what it looks like. I'm thinking the Cobra Jet style. Just not sure if it looks odd with the blinker hood.

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Old 04/28/2015, 03:03 PM   #2
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I had to switch to a non-blinker hood because it looked too busy.


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Old 04/28/2015, 03:38 PM   #3
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I love the look of my Mustangs Plus "Ramjet" fiberglass hood. It gave me about two extra inches. Of course there is the Boss 429 that comes in lots of styles.

I mocked up a Cobra Jet Scoop like Joe's on my blinker hood. My blinker hood was white with black out stripes. It looked a bit odd to me, but to each his own





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Old 04/28/2015, 08:02 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! That double snorkel is bad ass Robert! I'm thinking about maybe a Shelby type hood like this one at CJ's:

http://www.cjponyparts.com/hood-1968...7-1968/p/HD44/

Might give the car a little more attitude. I'm wondering though if I gain much for hood clearance though?

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Old 04/29/2015, 02:51 AM   #5
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You pick up a bit of extra clearance with the Shelby style. Especially if you do not add the plenum.
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Old 04/29/2015, 10:31 AM   #6
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I measured a local Shelby. It does give a bit more clearance but was not enough for my application. They also make a motor mount that will drop your engine 1/2 inch:

http://www.ronmorrisperformance.com/...duct_Code=6110

These motor mounts are a nice upgrade to your car from a strength standpoint. The downside is they transmit a bit more harmonics into the car from the engine. I have them on my GNS.

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Old 05/01/2015, 05:12 AM   #7
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I actually have those motor mounts. That's why I am shocked I don't have enough clearance. That said, I still need more like 2" of clearance.

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Old 05/01/2015, 09:15 AM   #8
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I have Ron Morris to move my engine back to clear the blower belt. But not down the 1/2 inch. Joe had a one inch plate milled down to 1/2 that he gave to me in a carb swap that works with my nozzle for the water methanol injection. Below is an early shot before the W/M injection, but I am still using this air cleaner. I actually had to "smash" the top a bit by tightening the nut down to get it under this hood.

This hood provides more clearance than a 68 Shelby hood by at least one inch.

As I remember you are installing a 351 Windsor based block in your car?

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Old 05/01/2015, 06:15 PM   #9
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I have Ron Morris to move my engine back to clear the blower belt. But not down the 1/2 inch. Joe had a one inch plate milled down to 1/2 that he gave to me in a carb swap that works with my nozzle for the water methanol injection. Below is an early shot before the W/M injection, but I am still using this air cleaner. I actually had to "smash" the top a bit by tightening the nut down to get it under this hood.

This hood provides more clearance than a 68 Shelby hood by at least one inch.

As I remember you are installing a 351 Windsor based block in your car?

That 's quite the engine bay...

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