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Old 01-02-2015, 10:13 PM   #1
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Intake through the hood

My edelbrock carb does not fit very well underneath my stock hood. at all... What should I do?

Ive thought about cutting a hole in the hood the same shape as the air cleaner and enjoy the glorious uniqueness of an air cleaner sticking out the hood on a 1999 GT, but that is irreversible and I am not going to impulsively hack up my hood.

I cant buy another hood right now tho... so Should I just say F*ck it and get out some cutting utensils?
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Where does the air cleaner fall relative to the stock hood "scoop" indentation on your current hood and how high does the cleaner stick up?

I ask because you might be able to throw on an 01-04 GT hood scoop, cut a hole thru the hood and no one will be the wiser. It'll have a nice sleeper look and won't really affect the hood until someone removes the hood scoop.
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Naw, just remove the hood completely and get a super tall velocity stack with an air cleaner to sit on top of that Edelbrock. Hell, maybe even put a spacer underneath the carb to get the whole setup to sit a little higher.

That's how we used to roll in the days before fuel injection!
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Naw, just remove the hood completely and get a super tall velocity stack with an air cleaner to sit on top of that Edelbrock. Hell, maybe even put a spacer underneath the carb to get the whole setup to sit a little higher.

That's how we used to roll in the days before fuel injection!
I love that old school stuff. Keep in mind this is my daily driver. And I live in Wisconsin. And I commute an hour to school haha.

I love my ridiculous carbureted mustang. There are PLENTY of boring and unoriginal cars on the road.. Im in my car so damn much that it HAS to be entertaining, or I fall asleep at the wheel. I need to contstantly be terrified by small issues or else its just too easy and I doze off. Dozing off would be pretty bad in my car since it has no air bag (aftermarket wheel from previous owner).


So those reasons are why I am going to cut a hole in my hood tomorrow!! If I don't like it, I can just get a different hood (the only alternative as it is anyways...) Can anybody even hate on an intake sticking through a late model car?
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If its going to stick out anywhere in the middle, you can always find or make a scoop to cover it.


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My thought is what if the filter sucks up water/snow from sticking out of the hood?
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Yeah I am worried about the snow/rain thing. I would probably have to get a hood scoop that has the opening at the rear of it instead of the front
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Its not bad for the car to breathe some rain, but its not good for the engine and electrical components to be rained on or get wet.


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I love that old school stuff. Keep in mind this is my daily driver. And I live in Wisconsin. And I commute an hour to school haha.

I love my ridiculous carbureted mustang. There are PLENTY of boring and unoriginal cars on the road.. Im in my car so damn much that it HAS to be entertaining, or I fall asleep at the wheel. I need to contstantly be terrified by small issues or else its just too easy and I doze off. Dozing off would be pretty bad in my car since it has no air bag (aftermarket wheel from previous owner).


So those reasons are why I am going to cut a hole in my hood tomorrow!! If I don't like it, I can just get a different hood (the only alternative as it is anyways...) Can anybody even hate on an intake sticking through a late model car?
I miss those days.

Guys would put a tunnel ram with two four barrels on top of their small-block, take the hood off of the car and drive it to high school. Haha. The cars would typically run like crap unless they were running wide-open. They looked like they were fast though!
When I'm at car shows, I find that I don't even look at the cars that are mid 1970's or newer... I'm still attracted to the cars of my youth, and the taller the engine, the better!
Maybe I should put a big block and a straight front axle on one of my Bullitts and have a gasser style New Edge.

I was just looking at my car and it looks like the center of the engine is right under the hood scoop so maybe you could cut a hole and the air cleaner will be completely covered by the scoop so that you can drive in winter weather. You may need to get a smaller diameter air cleaner.
In most places it's against the law to drive without a hood, but I recommend that you just remove the hood until you get all of the kinks worked out. There may be some tuning to do after you actually drive the car around a bit.
I think that this is a cool project!
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Too much electrical to go hoodless these days.


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I miss those days.

Guys would put a tunnel ram with two four barrels on top of their small-block, take the hood off of the car and drive it to high school. Haha. The cars would typically run like crap unless they were running wide-open. They looked like they were fast though!
When I'm at car shows, I find that I don't even look at the cars that are mid 1970's or newer... I'm still attracted to the cars of my youth, and the taller the engine, the better!
Maybe I should put a big block and a straight front axle on one of my Bullitts and have a gasser style New Edge.

I was just looking at my car and it looks like the center of the engine is right under the hood scoop so maybe you could cut a hole and the air cleaner will be completely covered by the scoop so that you can drive in winter weather. You may need to get a smaller diameter air cleaner.
In most places it's against the law to drive without a hood, but I recommend that you just remove the hood until you get all of the kinks worked out. There may be some tuning to do after you actually drive the car around a bit.
I think that this is a cool project!

Wide open is the only time you need it to run good anyways haha. And yeah I have tuning to do for sure. The weather has changed 30 degrees just in the past 5 days that this project has been going on for. Good thing I work at an auto parts store I need new springs for my metering rods, fatter main jets, some idle screw adjusting, and I have to figure out why only one flap opens on top of the carb when I turn the choke off now lol. Im a rookie with car carburetors but I can make a dirt bike run like a raped ape
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