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Old 07-25-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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hood scoop and painted center of hood...yay or nay?

So ive been thinkin about doing something alittle different. After watching some old muscle car show on TV, i had an idea. I was thinking about getting the Roush hood scoop, and then having the center of my hood and the scoop painted a satin black, somewhat resembling the old muscle cars. I was also wanting to make the scoop functional but dont really know what to do other than cut a hole in the hood. you guys think that would look cool?, ive seen guys w/ CF hoods paint the outside and leave the center CF, looks good on their.

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NO, I think it would be really rice especially b/c it wouldn't be functional................. old muscle cars/ race cars have the hood scoop so that the air goes straight in to thier carborators..........please don't do it............
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in case you missed it, i said it would be functional
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Yes do that


Seriously I actually think that if you were to put in the time to make it functional it would be worthwhile. Bringing cooler air into the engine as hot as these run would be sweet and doing it this way shouldn't cost to much. I say go for it!
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When tastefully done, hoodscoops look ok. I like it to be seamless...not those stick on hoodscoops that you can get at autozone. I'm understand that your open for opinions, but it all boils done to what you like.


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could anyone on here myabe do a photoshop of what it might look like? that would help. If i do decide to do it, im getting the Roush one, not some cheap one and am going to have my dads friend who has a body shop to the painting so its not going to be some cheap job. As for making it functional, i am really interested in doing this because i have a JRSC that should be coming in later this week, and from what ive heard, intake temp. in those can get pretty high, hoping that if i had a hood scoop, that would keep temps down. Also alittle concerned about water coming in, dont know if that would really hurt anything or not. thanks for the opinions, keep em coming.
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Sounds cool to me, I have photoshop but suck at it!!

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Yes do that


Seriously I actually think that if you were to put in the time to make it functional it would be worthwhile. Bringing cooler air into the engine as hot as these run would be sweet and doing it this way shouldn't cost to much. I say go for it!
i second that, go for it
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There is more to making this functional than meets the eye. Not that it cannot be done mind you, but there are many details to overcome. Off the top of my head is the ducting. I have a GoodHood ram air hood. I can tell you the stock hood's underside ribbing will have to be removed to allow ducting from the scoop's opening. The ducting will have to be shaped to allow the hood to close. Then there is water management. Designed into the GoodHood are drainage channels which direct water away from the hood's intake opening. Only one other hood, the SLP, is engineered correctly for this. If you plan on blocking the scoop opening during rain with a custom piece, then that's what you'll have to do. But I would seriously consider what you are about to do.
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i was planning on the same thing.

i have a spare hood to thrash and experiment with. It has slight bumpage, but the skeleton can be straightened back to normal, and I plan on cutting away all of the sheet metal and Laying down fiberglass.
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