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Old 07-03-2010, 04:53 PM
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scoop or cowl

Hey, i have a 1978 firebird and my air cleaner sticks up too high to put the hood back on. The hood has a crease from the front to the back the sticks up about a 1/4 inch. My question is is there any way i could put a cowl or an aero scoop on the hood or should i go with a carb mounted scoop?
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:05 AM
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I had the same problem with my '75 Formula. The aircleaner actually touches my hood when I close it. The first time I closed it, my carburetor stud poked through... There's not alot of room under there. How high does your air cleaner stick up? I'd reccomend trying a lower profile air cleaner. If you absolutely need a hood, check online. You may have to get a shaker.

Another thing, check near where the front corners of your hood should rest, there's these little posts that you can twist up. it should raise your hood. They came factory with a little piece of rubber that would sit on top of them, if theyre missing, then that may be your problem. My 'birds hood would actually be lower than the header panel, before I adjusted those posts. I think theyre called "hood stopper screws". They look like these: http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/auto...5904&3671=1002
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alright I'll try adjusting those but the air cleaner is a good 2 inches higher than the hood. Does anyone know where i could get a shaker scoop for somewhat cheap?
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are you using a drop base air cleaner?? VFN fiberglass in Ill. makes a nice product
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im having this exact problem. if you go with the carb mounted scoop there will be alignment issues and the car will look dumb. What im going to do is get a low profile cleaner, because i also need about 2 inches.

you said shaker hood"? that will not fit in there either. this is a frustrating problem with these t/a's...

if you raise your posts and your body lines do not match up the car will again look stupid. do not crank those posts up, just get them to match all around, and it will not give you two inches at the air cleaner.

good luck and let me know how you made out
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check out this site. They offer 14" air cleaner that is a drop & also can be off set if needed
http://www.jrmotorsports.com/subCate...Cat=161&cat=22
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:17 PM
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what about an aero scoop or cowl?
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aero scoop or a big cowl & you will have trouble seeing the right front corner of your car. If it's a street driven car you may have issues seeing say a small child @ the corner of your car. We have had both on drag cars & seeing the tree from the left lane can be tuff
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