Originally Posted by Panther140
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!