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MadMacs 01-13-2012 11:47 PM

Cutting hood opening for flytrap scoop
Hi board members I need some advice to cut an opening in my steel hood for my flytrap scoop. I have a Edelbrock TRX-1 tunnel ram topped off with a pair of Carter 500's on my 1972 Chevy Nova. My scoop is an old school Mr. Gasket biggie. So give me a baseline and we will work up from there. Thx Madmacs.

shine 01-15-2012 08:26 AM

if you mean a through the hood scoop i make a cardboard template to locate the hole. first i make the hole then lay it on the car to locate it. mark the cowl line. the see if it clears when you lift it up.

MadMacs 01-16-2012 02:43 PM

Thanks for the reply, shine. Yeah I am looking to cut a hole in my hood for the flytrap. I did find an excellent web link from car craft

to help anyone else out there with the task.

shine 01-16-2012 02:49 PM

do yourself a favor. make the cardboard hood first then see if it matches the measurement. dont ask how i know....... :(

MARTINSR 01-16-2012 02:58 PM

Listen to Shine, the template and trial fitting parts are the fabricators best friends. Time spent on templates is VERY good time spent indeed.


shine 01-16-2012 03:00 PM

and a hell of a lot cheaper than another hood !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

malc 01-16-2012 03:05 PM

When I did mine, 86 Camaro, I found the motor is offset to the pass. side,
as you can see here.

And here´s the cutting pic., take care....

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