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Hot Rods Hood scoops on street cars

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scotty t, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,822


    I like two scoops of chocolate with a sugar cone, please.
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  2. Is that from "Corvette Summer" the movie?
  3. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,702

    from So Cal

    That's not accurate. There is a smoothing of the flow of air that occurs with an air cleaner housing that increases the flow of air into the throat of the carb. A large air cleaner provides a better reservoir of calmed air, and one with a base that turns gracefully will outflow no air cleaner at all.
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  4. I've always managed to find a combo that would work without chopping a hole in my hood. I do have an OT car that I bought a big block hood for but have never needed the clearance. I do like the look of some scoops on some cars though. The thought of cutting a hole or even drilling holes in an old hard to find hood is what stops me from doing it.
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  5. Sure is! Ugly as a mud fence huh?
  6. I don't see the problem with scoops
  7. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,702

    from So Cal

  8. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 555

    ken bogren

    OMG ... I trust that's a photo shop
  9. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 862


    I wouldn't have one if I didn't have to let the hood close. Mines a bolt on, I'm not super concerned with body work and making it all nice. I just wanted to close the hood. This is the only pic I could find that showed it very well. FB_IMG_1521479217086.jpg

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  10. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,042


    The paint roller tray really happens. I remember a 62 Chevy 4 door coming into the gas station I worked at, a looong time ago. Unpainted, and the kid driving it was as proud as a puppy with two peters.
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  11. Oh no, that's real

    On a serious note I really do like functional scoops, being a drag racer, scoops are always used to ram in fresh cool air. But even drag cars can have some really ugly scoops, function over form is the rule there.
    Just a couple scoops I have and use, all a little bit different, to ram that cool air down the throat of those carbs ! 20180928_104020.jpg 20180928_104302.jpg
  12. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,062

    from Oregon

  13. 19Eddy30
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
    Posts: 903

    from VA

    2158EDF3-8531-4D81-A0C7-F967CB1C48EB.jpeg A6C0F0DB-C36E-4BF2-BB0F-92AF7F49F0EF.png I myself A Poser !!! My 1930 Ford A Sedan looks to be Just a 60ish Hot Rod with 283 sbc 6 inch wide tires ,But in Fact its a Big inch Race Motor in sheep clothing , Enderle Barn Door Scoop.
    I have Suckered in quite a few Bling Bling Hot Rods & modern cars ,
    My 32 Ford sedan is in transformation to be a poser also , ""Ultimate Sin "". Ricer -Ford , straight six
    Toyota 2Jz power plant .
    OP its yr car install what you think looks Good to you , I like the Look on 55 louvered hood or Plexiglas air scoops /Box
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018
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  14. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 358


    I tried several scoops on my 40, but didn't seem to find one that looked right. I do not think I will need one, but I have only had short deck bbc with shorter intake on it so far, 10.2 deck going in with a pretty tall intake. It's in my paint shop now, without a scoop.
    P.S. my paint shop is also my fab shop, engine shop, car storage and junk collection space.
  15. Yes, it's as ugly now as it was then...
  16. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 492


    I thought this looked ok, guess I was wrong?[​IMG]
  17. I love it! Good thing the resto wienies haven't made it look just like the pic in the brochure.
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  18. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 968

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    That's the way a T Bird should look!!!
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  19. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
    Posts: 492


    Thank's, it's a fun ride.
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  20. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,182

    blue 49
    from Iowa

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    This is the "dump truck" scoop I have on my Henry J. I cut a hole in the hood so it is functional, but it doesn't kill many bugs so it's probably not catching a lot of air. As far as rain, my '36 Ford pickup in the back ground and I have driven right into a downpour and it never skipped a beat, even with the open scoop and a windowed, points distributor cap.

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  21. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,711

    from DFW USA

    If you haven't done the math to calculate scoop position and sizing, then run it through CAD or a real flow bench and air tunnel to maximize the design for optimum performance, you're a poser.
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  22. But but that’s not traditional.
    Any less than a 9 sec car should have a drive in tray and a plastic burger and fries on display!
  23. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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  24. kursplat
    Joined: Apr 22, 2013
    Posts: 275


    what? the whole thread!? :eek:
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  25. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 3,154


    The Thread is fine, it's an opinion thread and that's my opinion, IMO, hood scoops belong on race cars only, not some Hot Rod, Street Rod or Kustom. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, my opinion and $2. gets me a coffee where I eat breakfast. Everyone, Have a Great Day !:D
  26. kursplat
    Joined: Apr 22, 2013
    Posts: 275


    thank god, someone who doesn't need to spend $10 on a cup of coffee :)
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  27. Schwanke Engines
    Joined: Jun 12, 2014
    Posts: 782

    Schwanke Engines

    Those look hideous, I think if you make them functional then that is one thing, But on old junk Louvers are the answer.

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