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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
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posted 03-17-2001 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally got the new Boss 429 repro scoop installed on my 69 Fastback. I think it looks great. The fit is very good, but not perfect. Would have been perfect if I could have slid it forward another inch or so. Then the contours would have been dead on with the hood contours. There are a couple of spots where you can see daylight between the scoop and hoop if you look just right. Couldn't slide it forward though because my hood had a factory Mach I type scoop and it had holes in the hood for the turn signals in the scoop. Had to cover the holes. If I would have noticed it before it was painted, about 5 minutes with a sander would have solved the problem. But it still looks good, and is functional.

The scoop is from Crites Restorations and is supposed to be an exact size copy of a Boss 429 scoop.

The pics are not very good, (have no idea why my wife put 800 speed film in the camera, not good on a sunny day, pics are grainy) but you can get the idea.

If anyone wants to see any other pics from other angles, the directory is at:
http://home.earthlink.net/~racrcole/_uimages/

all the newer pics are named anew1JPG, anew2JPG, etc 1 through 16

Let me know what you think.

Later,

David Cole

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-17-2001 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks Boss!

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 03-17-2001 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks as good as I imagined!!! Very Sweet, David!! Ryan

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-17-2001 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Big ol' nastyass lookin' SCOOP!

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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 03-18-2001 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks sweet! Those are some mean looking meats on the tail end of that Stang too.

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John Holloway
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From: Romeoville Illinois
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posted 03-18-2001 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really looks Coolness Dave!!

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SG236
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From: Jasper, TN, USA
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posted 03-18-2001 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Dave, Looks great!

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Big D
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posted 03-19-2001 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks bad as in Dave... Those tires on the back don't look stock Dave...

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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
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posted 03-19-2001 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the good comments. Everyone seems to like it.

Uhhhhh, yeah, those rear tires are stock.

Goodyear *stock* # 1984.

Nahh, they are Goodyear 14X32 slicks.

For a better look at them take a look on my page:
http://home.earthlink.net/~racrcole/index.html

Later,

David Cole

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jesse
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From: Bedford
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posted 03-19-2001 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jesse   Click Here to Email jesse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dave, i've got one of those scoops, but i haven't put it on yet. now i want to. can you give me the dimensions/position? how far from the back of the hood does the scoop sit? mine bolts on, was yours the same? did you use glass to mold it on? thanks,

jesse

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Dave_C
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posted 03-19-2001 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jesse,

The scoopp bolted on. 7 bolts in all. It sits about 1/4" from the back edge of the hood. If your hood does not have the holes for the turn signals in the factory Mach I scoop then I would put it about 1 to 1 1/4" from the edge. I had to back it up to cover these holes up. Didn't glass it on. Most of the time glass to steel doesn't hold up too well.

To place it I put a slightly longer stud in carb. One that would slightly touch the hood just before the hood closes. Put a dab of silicone on it. Close the hood, the silicone marks the spot. Drilled a 1/4" hole at that spot.

Then got a piece of poster paper. Drew a 15" X 16" rectangle on it. Didn't go 16X16 to keep it inside the factory formed opening within the sheet metal bracing on the hood underside. Used a large plastic cup as a pattern to round the corners off. Bolted the poster paper to the hood using the hole drilled earlier. Centered it up, taped it down all the way around. Cut it out with a jigsaw. Used a fine tooth metal cutting blade. Cut was easy. Then finished off the hole with a sanding roll in my die grinder. Put touchup paint all around to to stop any rust.

Set the scoop down on the poster paper that was still taped down. Marked where the studs were and drilled. The studs at the front and rear had to go through two layers of sheetmetal, so I had to drill the bottom laryer large enough to get the nut and socket though.

Here's a pic of the hole:

Any other questions just ask.

David Cole

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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 03-20-2001 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like you did a pretty good install there. It looks nice and clean. Good job!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-20-2001 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That bottom shot really looks good, Dave!

I wanted to add that if you put duct tape on the foot of the jigsaw, you'll cut down the scratches.

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