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Old 16 Aug 2003, 01:45 am
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Default OK so whatcha think

Hood scoops,
Is this something I should check further into?

How do you vote?

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Old 16 Aug 2003, 08:19 am
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I Have the Lund Hood scoop on my black cruiser and it looks great!!

[8D]Alan
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Old 16 Aug 2003, 12:00 pm
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I DUNNO I DONT CARE FOR THOSE HOOD SCOOPS IF THEIR THERE FOR A PURPUSE THEN COOL BUT OTHER WISE ID VOTE NO SORRY[8][^]
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Old 16 Aug 2003, 10:18 pm
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You know, it's a tough call. Ever since I was teenager, I've always gone for function. "Poser" cars make me want to vomit. Actually, laughing with a friend beats puking! Apparently, I digress...
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Old 17 Aug 2003, 01:27 am
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[8D]I knew I was going with a scoop with my 03 GT and decided on a Lund (no $$ for a good hood) so I researched scoops and how they work. If you're not ready to cut the hood don't, it's the hardest thing I've ever done!! I cut the scoop holes with my trusty dremel, glued household screen (Home Depot) over the holes, inside and over the hole in the hood. A 3" hole center. Then attached with epoxy an aluminum dryer duct (gives it a L shape) with more screening on the end on the underside. Then attached a small length of aluminum dryer hose (crushed to an oval shape) to the air box. originally it went to the stock air box by inverting the fender tube to face up instead of down into the fender. Now it goes directly into my sealed custom plexiglass cold air intake and box.



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Old 17 Aug 2003, 02:46 am
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cruisergeo, I REALLY like the way you've made a "hot rod" statement with your PT using only minimal mods. It's still "clean" like the old cars that were dechromed.
My vote would be for no hood scoop, or any mods, that clutter up your fine rod![8D]
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Old 18 Aug 2003, 11:33 am
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[8D]I appreciate everyones opinions.
I don't think the scoop is in my future.
I am still interested in the previous thread about the thicker hood.

2SB, Thanks for your insight, that is the look I've tried to acheive.
I remember some on the old "Jalopies" when I was a kid and what they were doing was stripping off most of the chrome and "souping" up the engine, trying not to look like their dads car. (ie Happydays)

"Deja vu all over again"

[8)]still lookin' back

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Old 27 Aug 2003, 02:12 pm
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I plan to get a Good hood for the look and the performance upgrade. I would not want to invest in a big $$ item like a new hood without a performance perk. My 2 cents. I hear that you get an extra 10-15HP from a CA kit and hood scoop to force the cold air. Is this true? Are all you "scoopers" out there seeing or feeling a performance inprovement?

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Old 28 Aug 2003, 10:17 pm
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Airbillster...really nice job! You never stated ...after all the work, was it worth it? Did you see any drop in operating temperatures, or any increase in performance over the wheel well intake? I would love an induction hood - but no one from Publisher's Clearing House has called to inform me of a contest win and North Carolina doesn't have a lottery! I figure a nice hood, freight and paint would add up to about a grand. I can get a lot of mods for that kind of change!
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Old 29 Aug 2003, 01:18 pm
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Hey ZZ we must be related to Ed McMann because I haven't won either!!
On a hot day the temp inside my box is MUCH cooler than the engine box and YES What a boost to the torque at the wheel!
My final design uses 3" PVC insulated from the K&N filter to the 2.5" turbo opening. The box is 1/4" plexiglass insulated and sealed on all sides so the pressure created by the scoop makes a HUGE difference!
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