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Old 09-24-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
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I was thinking of having a hole cut on the right side of the hood right where the cone would sit or somewhere where it would look good and where I could position the cone. I would then put a nice looking and working hood scoop on it that wasnt too big but functioned perfectly being over the cone and all. I think this would be pretty awesome but I havent found any cool hoodscoops on the net except this one on Ebay but I wanted something a little better and smaller. I dont want anything too ricey and I certainly dont want it to be a wet weather problem either. Budget right now is of no concern as this will be a far in the future project. Please help me find a good scoop!
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Lund makes nice scoops.
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somebody around here had some fake hood scoops at one point...who was it? you could always get some of those and make them functional...as soon as you find out who had them, if memory serves they were Lunds.
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Ya but I was just looking for one piece rather than a two set cause it has to go on the side of the hood and no I cant just use one of the pieces because I dont want it to be slanted.
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bonne94sse had them, wrong positioning though.... It you put it just above the headlight, to the out side corner of the hood you can actually have it go to a sealed box (meaning functional) and not have to be rmoved to work on the engine...
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Better take a close look at what steel you'll be cutting. One layer will be fine, two will be a big no-no. that'* structural. You may want to go back and look at mine. Pull from the bottom, not the top.
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Well I think it would be worth the try and if it came out nicely then it would be quite original and would surely bring in a horse or two. Im thinking of having a sealed box with the cone in there and then the scoop forcing all that air into it. Sounds like a good idea but I'll see what Im up against before I get my hopes up. Thanks for the help guys!
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It might not hurt to try to figure out the airflow over the hood at speed. Having the scoop that close to the front may not get any air into it, as the air launches over the bumper.

A poor-mans wind-tunnel would show you. Tap some 2" long strings to the bumper and hood in a 2"x2" grid, then go for a drive with another car filming the hood. Watch the motion of the strings. The ideal airflow would have all strings pointing back towards the windshield in the area you have planned for the scoop. Any jittering would indicate turbulence, and a non-directional flow.
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That poor man'* wind tunnel is a good idea... I might need to find you an honorary redneck certificate...
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Spank you very much. Just do it on an empty road, preferably with two lanes in your direction of travel, or modify a camera tripod to be able to do it with one car.

The location of your scoop is critical. You need to do this to make sure. You could end up putting it somewhere, and gain nothing from it.

Now you see why I went down low and out front for my scoops. I avoided this problem entirely. And on a side note, the airflow over an SE may differ considerbly when compared to an SSE or SSEi with the lower air dam.
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