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Hood Scoop Installation Question (Read 3162 times)
May 17th, 2012 at 7:53am
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Hey Guys. I always liked the look of the L88 scoop. even back in high school when I had my 74 Camaro I wanted to put one on it. You can get scoops all day long for about $90 and since I have some stress cracks on my hood from people trying to open the hood without releasing the lock all the way ( before I got it ) and normal handling, I'm seriously considering it. Plus I'll be doing the bumper soon and since I'll have the paint mixed up and ready to spray, seems like a good time to tackle it. I also want to change intakes and with it is right now, I already had to grind down the wingnut on the aircleaner. My question is has anyone done one before? I want to get the style that has to be molded in rather than the tape / bolt on style and I've never done any glass work before. And no Dale, I'm not leaving this one up to the pro's  Tongue  any suggestions my brothers?

Charlie
 
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Reply #1 - May 17th, 2012 at 5:16pm

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   I put an L88 hood on the 73 that Alan has now. What forced me in that direction was I wanted a serpentine belt system. The one I used off the first gen S/T truck series it sits tall in the front compared to the car serp. The added room for any manifold and carb is an added plus. The hood I got for $25.00 at a swap meet at Raceway Park.....jack
 

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Reply #2 - May 18th, 2012 at 6:53am
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Oh really. I priced hoods but didn't think to check local swap meets. I'm sure they have something somewhat locally. I'll have to check that out. If not, I'm sure there's some tutorials on youtube I could check out. I've done a lot of body work and have been called a bondo'n fool before. I can make anything look like new. eventually.

Thanks Jack. Good to hear from you. You miss your Vette yet bad enough to consider getting another one?

Charlie
 
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Reply #3 - May 18th, 2012 at 7:44am

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Thanks Jack. Good to hear from you. You miss your Vette yet bad enough to consider getting another one?

Charlie


  Never gave it a second thought. You will know when your done with the hobby. I visit my 77 at my daughters, so it's like it never left.....................jack
 

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Reply #4 - May 18th, 2012 at 10:53am
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well, I know my wife is tired of looking at it. I've had some negetive thoughts myself but that's probably because the engine is still on the stand and I have bike fever at the moment.

See ya,
Charlie
 
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Reply #5 - May 18th, 2012 at 4:01pm

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I'd not put a scoop on. Buy the whole hood. Got mine from the Ecklers Catalog. This way you will always have the original hood.
 

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