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Old 08-02-2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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Functional Roush Hood Scoop

Alllllllright.... the time has finally come to do some body surgery. I have been contemplating the idea of making my Roush scoop functional but I have a couple questions before I start cuttin into it.
1. How should I cut the hood in order to provide adequate air flow?
2. What should I do in order to minimize water and snow into my engine bay?
3. what should I use to cut the hood?


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and other tips hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I plan to begin work on Monday so I gotta good two days to gather parts and info.
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I will be paying attention to how you do yours because I have a scoop just waiting to be installed, and I want mine to be functional too.....
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I have been thinking about this project myself and this is what I have thought up...


* Remove the scoop, throw down some masking tape on your hood and plop the scoop back down where you had it.

* Trace out the outside of the scoop then remove it from the car. Look at the underside of the scoop and figure out how much hood you need to leave to be able to remount the scoop and then throw some maskingredraw your cut line using the first one you drew as a line.

* Grab a drill to start your hole then finish it up with a jigsaw or sawzaw.

*Remove tape and any metal burrs from your cut.




Now this is something I have seen done before and it didnt look too bad.


* Get some of that door trim that they sell at the auto stores...the stuff that goes down the edge of the door, its metal..sometimes ghetto chrome.

*Sand it down and put a coat or two of flat black on it.

*Run the stripping along the edge of the new hole you cut to give it a finished look.

*Get some mesh, like you would use in a bumper, and tack weld it to the stripping from the underside or find some sort of adhesive to do the job if you can think of something...epoxy perhaps?

* Probably want to paint that flat black too.




To make the scoop functional, all you would need to do is take a dremmel to it and cut out the front piece.

* Mount that sucker up.




I figure that the screen will keep most not-so-desireable items out of your engine bay and should still allow plenty of airflow. Water is going to get into your engine compartment anyways, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. The amount thats going to get in there should be liveable, for sure.
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to keep water out this is what i have tought of before

the water will only be comeing in at driving speeds so i get some mesh (like some window screen) and put a few layers of that on the front of the scoop.

also has anyone ever looked at a trans-am ram air hood hoe does it work? maybe google it
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^^ I've seen the door trim in black. They had it at Wal-Mart
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i think the best way to put any kind of usable scoop on a focus is to place the scoop on the fender. the intake is already pointing in that direction. where the silencer is on the stock intake box is where your new piping should be attached.

this way, your not required to have a volant intake. if you have a volant already, disregard my post.

if you have a volant, just place the scoop right above it and call it a day.

im thinking of ways of making it rain resistant, but it hard to type out my design...
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Yeah, I agree with you Scrammer.

I think in the application of a functional Roush scoop, its usefulness would be solely with helping engine compartment temps. (the reason I have thought of doing this)

I still cannot believe no one has yet copied the Focus Central hood. They were the poop.
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