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The fake hood scoop looks pretty cool, but it annoys me that it is non-functional. After reading several posts I was thinking of making some kind of base that would be mounted to the top of the intake kinda like the shaker without the scoop and get another hood, making a opening in same. Like the old ram-aircleaners that had the big rubber piece that sealed the aircleaner to the hood when the hood was closed. Or just simply open up the scoop to get cool air over the engine. The shaker would be nice but it doesn't seem worth the money compared to performance gains. I want to stay with the look of the car the way it came from Ford. Just curious, anybody else with any ideas as what to do with our non-functional hood scoop without getting away from the original look of the car.
 

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The only thing I've done with the hood scoop is admire it everyday! It is one of my favorite parts of the car. People have commented that it looks mean from the front, maybe that's why cars keep pulling over from in front of me. :smile:

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Black Sunshine No.161, of Houston, opened the holes in the inlet grating and the hood under the scoop. I haven't seen any posting by him in quite some time.
 

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I'll be slapping a couple silver stickers like this one on the side of it when I get the Vortech installed!


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Hi Karl,
I just washed the car (again...worst thing about black cars) and this is what works for me regarding the scoop...
Dry the hood, then open it for a while and get all the drips coming off the top.
When it's done dripping and the rest of the car is dry, close the hood with a good moderate slam and all the water comes flying out of the honeycomb...wipe and you're done! I hope this works for you. I may have an advantage since we have 0% humidity here.

Another interesting note (and another great reason to keep the cars clean) is that I found the driver's side front rocker mudguard halfway popped off! I think I did it backing up the steep driveway yesterday.
 

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I've experienced all the "water left in the fake hoodscoop after washing" problems as well. It seems to me that this is going to be a source of corosion problems down the road. Any ideas on sealing it to hte hood better to prevent this?
 

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Here is SoCal all the carwash/detail joints use compressed air to blow the water out of all the nooks and cranies. If you have an air compressor at home get out the air nozzle and blast it out of the hood scoop. I don't so I just use the slam the hood method and shove a towel in there overnight.
 

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The hood and scoop are fiberglass :smile: no corosion problems there!

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Duhh, Good thing its Friday, I'm slipping.
 

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I roll up a synthetic chamios after washing and drying the rest of the car and shove it in the scoop till next morning or until your ready to go on a high speed drive to clear the rest of water out (no speeding hehe). That usually does it for me. And yes the water drips bugged me too!
 

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I have a Cobra hood that is being installed. I will post pics when done, and I will, of course, keep the factory one in the Cobra Hood's box for originality. I think I will like the look, no water drips, less drag (marginally, anyway) all of two pounds lighter, and vented for cooling purposes, at the margin better for me....we will see!
 

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I use a air hose for the upper and lower honeycomb and it works great!
 

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If you go back thru our archives,you will find plenty of info. on opening up the scoop.You will have to add a center support to stabilize the scoop.
 

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I just went through my body shop here in Dallas. I am sure it is a Factory Ford part, and I probably could have shopped a little and made a better price, but I trust this guy, and needed a box to store the other one. All the mounting hardware is the same, so all we really have to do is match the paint.

Best,

Brad
 

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Kar Kraft has built a working Ram-Air kit for the GT that feeds to the air box. It uses your hood scoop if you have one. I talked with them and there is a problem with head room on the Bullit. The air duct (in the hood) hits the top of the engine probably the hi-flow intake on top.. They are working on it. http://www.karkraft.com It's worth going to their site just to look at the engines. :wink:
 
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