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stang106
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From: God's Country!... Port Alberni B.C. Canada
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-26-2001 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just installed an original hoodscoop on my '70 ragtop and found that I need to put holes in the hood for the turning signal lights to clear. Anyone know what the factory size holes are? Also is there actually a large hole under the scoop above the carb or was the scoop for looks only?
Thanks, Dave

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'70 ragtop Stang,
very worn 302, ET 16.090
Keep your stick on the ice!

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
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posted 08-26-2001 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Steve will have the hole answer. Quite recently there was an article in MMonthly about installing one of those scoops. They showed an exact repo and note was made of a barrier to stop air from being trapped in the scoop and possibly causing the scoop to raise up, etc. Sounds far fetched? I wondered about that as I've decided to put one on my 68- CJ style. The 68 signal hood is a pain in the butt for letting water run in on the engine. I don't know about a hole in the hood. I think that in 70, the shaker hood was used for that. Not totally sure. I think that is the sharpest scoop ever. They look good on 65's also!

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stang106
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From: God's Country!... Port Alberni B.C. Canada
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-26-2001 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone makes repro scoops with the grill and turn lights? I spent the last two years roaming the earth in search of the elusive stock 69-70 scoop! Funny you should mention the thing about the barrier to stop trapped air from blowing the scoop or hood off. I was wondering about that as the scoop studs are only held in with fiberglass and I drag raced at the new Port Alberni Raceway last week at a top speed of 90 mph for the 1/4, and the scoop thank god (or ford technology)stayed on. Twenty years ago me and a friend Roger (BFXComet) were driving a '66 Comet with 289 and lots of rust. I was driving and Roger was in the passenger seat and a guy we were showing was in the middle. We went too fast for the old rusty spot welds and the hood skin peeled back over the roof. I stuck me head out the window and kept the pedal to the floor and the guy in the middle almost peed his pants!! The good old days, Rodger rear-ended me driving that old Comet when the breaks failed.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-26-2001 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll dig up the article and post the address for the co. that makes the scooops and parts.

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Gary
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From: Sarasota, Fla. USA
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posted 08-26-2001 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stang106, I believe I have what your looking for. I don't know how to directley attached a pic in a post so I added a pic to my page of my old hood (1969) showing the factory holes for the turn signals. Let me know if you want me to measure it all out for you. Email me @ [email protected] http://hometown.aol.com/garyslight/index.html

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stang106
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posted 08-26-2001 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary,
OK, I just woke up from a night shift and am not sure if I am seeing right. Am I looking at the inside and valance part of the hood? There is no no large hole to vent the pressure either? Thanks for your pics, your car is cool. Is that bug net aroud your hot tub to keep the chebbi guys out?
Dave

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'70 ragtop Stang,
very worn 302, ET 16.090
Keep your stick on the ice!

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Gary
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posted 08-26-2001 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stang106, The pic shows the two holes in top of hood to clearence for turn signals. On the inner skin just below the top holes are two more oval holes I would supect is used to releive to air passing through the scoop.
Sorry the pic I gave you to look at was poor but the hood is stashed behind all kinds of parts in my shed. Like I said if you need me to measure all the holes I will do so for you. Let me know as I don't want to drag it out unless you need the measurements.

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stang106
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posted 08-27-2001 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary,
I have two oval holes cut in the brace portion under the hood. The holes measue 3-1/4 X 1 1/2. Are the holes through the top of the hood centered above these holes? Could you eyeball them and tell me if they are centered and if not the same size I would appreciate it if you would throw a tape on for the oval size? Your help has been greatly appreciated.
Dave

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'70 ragtop Stang,
very worn 302, ET 16.090
Keep your stick on the ice!

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