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Old 06-08-2010, 10:58 PM   #41
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Do you have a duct molded into your hood, or was that pure metal work? Its hard to tell. Also, were the pins needed after cutting the hood up, or just added protection? My budget is already tapped out...... about 5k ago..... So if I don't need them, it won't have them. If they are needed, so be it.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:59 PM   #42
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Do you have a duct molded into your hood, or was that pure metal work? Its hard to tell. Also, were the pins needed after cutting the hood up, or just added protection? My budget is already tapped out...... about 5k ago..... So if I don't need them, it won't have them. If they are needed, so be it.
The hood is fiberglass made by RHarris. I did the aerocatch latches because I don't trust a stock latch mechanism in a fiberglass hood.

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Old 06-08-2010, 11:03 PM   #43
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Makes sense then. I've been trying to figure out how you molded the aluminum that much without any rips in it. It takes forever to do correctly, even with steel and an English wheel.
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http://www.v8roadsters.net/forum/vie...&t=33&start=50

The link to the thread showing the pressures
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:00 AM   #46
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I didn't pay attention to all the low/high pressure ****... mine works - maybe not the MOST effecient but works none the less... it always lets me know when I have a loose (likely missing) flange bolt as I puff smoke out the vent during decel - sucking oil through bad exhaust valve stems - or the journal bearing.

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Old 06-30-2010, 04:10 PM   #47
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Bump for opinions. I'm wanting to vent the hood and keep it fairly subtle/clean looking. I'm thinking about a couple of the steel 7 louver panels from ebay. Round the fronts to match the roundness of the hood bulge. Look OK? Can these louvers move enough air out to be worthwhile? Appearance wise straight or angled?

These...
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:07 PM   #48
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Angled, but the opposite of what you have shown, so the louver starts towards the middle, and angles back away to the side.

Also, I would not round the front, but try to blend in the panel so the edges do not show. Otherwise, it's gonna look ghetto tacked on.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:14 PM   #49
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Pretty much any way I am capable of doing it will look iffy at best. I just don't like how big the cooper scoopers are. Trying to find something that will look OK and still function.
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Done. I jacked up the corner closest to the drivers side cowl corner, but hopefully no one will notice






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Looks similiar to WRX scoop, but still looks nice man.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #52
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Done. I jacked up the corner closest to the drivers side cowl corner, but hopefully no one will notice

I should have one of these for sale soon, i keep forgetting I have it.
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I'm trying to find a good spot for this vent without cutting out a piece from the middle. It looks like if it's pushed back an extra 0.5-1" (in the first pic, the other pics already have it moved back) the bracing on the outside edge of the hood won't have to be cut. Does the location seem reasonable? I don't feel like driving around with a magnehelic gauge right now. It's definitely after the radiator, but I'm worried it's a little too far back.





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Old 10-22-2011, 10:31 PM   #54
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I keep looking at these Peugeot 206 vents. Rotated 180 and placed over/near the front of the exhaust manifold.


http://www.body-kit.co.uk/section.ph...1/bonnet-vents
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http://www.carstylingtips.com/969-chrome-bonnet-vent/
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Orion,
What is that vent from? I like it...
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Orion,
What is that vent from? I like it...
gt500. Here's an installed pic on a miata: http://www.miataforumz.com/attachmen...ine=1313546497
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:44 AM   #57
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Where did you get the scoop from?
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:33 PM   #59
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Had my vent installed on Sunday. It had to be pushed pretty far forward to clear the throttle body. The hood flexes a little in the front, but it's easy enough to add back some bracing.





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Those vents are like $54 from the Ford dealer, right?
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