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Old 05-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Clarence? He Needs Clearance...



So... My cousin's uncle's roommate is a guy named Clarence and he has a 1937 Ford. Or maybe it's a 1939... I don't know the details, but apparently he is putting some super tall power plant in the old car and lacks about 2-inches of hood clearance. H...

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Cool scoop!!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

Add two inches to the entire top of the hood where it needs it and then let it drop gracefully back to the front and rear. If that makes any sense.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

I like scoops, but will agree that the Italian cars look the best.
On a fat fender maybe a small reverse in front of the scoop before starting the opening. Would be hard to do and keep it looking correct.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

Are you sure Clarence doesn't own a '38?

Hard to beat the look of the Tbird scoop.

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

Running out of room for the blower/carbs in your Coupe?


I like the look of #11 and #12 and think something like that could be pulled off....









Plus, a scoop like one of those would pull a little of that Doane Spencer Thunderbird feel that you've mentioned before




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Old 05-30-2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

HOLY WOW that Thunderbird just stopped me in my tracks. That is badass.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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HOLY WOW that Thunderbird just stopped me in my tracks. That is badass.
Wait until you see it in the TJJ in print book...
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #9
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I'd lower the engine 2 inches.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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Wait until you see it in the TJJ in print book...
I think it has a small ford in it. Car like that needs a bad 312 or a cammer.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #11
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I'd lower the engine 2 inches.
Me too... But that's not an option.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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Wait until you see it in the TJJ in print book...
Oooohhh, thanks for the new background.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:54 AM   #13
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

I would be for seriously looking at a smaller profile carb, spacers, intake mill, lower profile air-cleaner, or moving the airbox to the side, whatever it took to modify the engines topside, to stuff it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:54 AM   #14
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

First thing that came to mind was this drag roadster




or Fred Carrillo's T


or Fugel's T


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Old 05-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #15
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Think vintage boat bilge vents...
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #16
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Just do the Stone, Woods, and Cook thing and let 'er breath...
(of course you've gotta know the rest of the 'theme', 'flavor', 'character', 'style', whatever, of the rest of the car in question) What looks good on "A", might look like crap on "B". (know what I mean Vern.....)

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Old 05-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #17
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

Need more info. What style car? Hot rod? Street rod? Could he pull off a surfer style scoop with a relief cut in the hood?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #18
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

I'd say run a stylish shaped blister like grimlock urm
Kevin lee's roadster had. Could look at blisters made in hood sides to clear hemis in model A's and B's for inspiration?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #19
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Default Re: Clarence? He Needs Clearance...

scoop....
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #20
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hood bubbles are good too....would match the profile of the tops of the front fenders on a late 30's Ford.
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