Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

New Hood

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New Hood

    With the latest build of the Blue Flame requiring a hole in the hood, the search for a fix found this...

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1741.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	125.7 KB
ID:	476926

    It is actually intended as a cowl hood for a Marauder but it seemed to fit pretty close.

    I went this past weekend and picked it up from the fiberglass shop and installed it on the car.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2592.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	121.0 KB
ID:	476927

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2593.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	132.4 KB
ID:	476928

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2594.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	130.9 KB
ID:	476929

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2596.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	113.6 KB
ID:	476930
    JP

  • #2
    sure you can see over that.
    98 LSC Torreador Red
    "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

    Comment


    • #3
      Nice! Going to paint it blue or leave it?
      Eric
      -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
      -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
      -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
      -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
      -Rebuilding the T

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by beerdog View Post
        sure you can see over that.
        I may need to get me a forward facing camera! LOL
        Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2601.JPG
Views:	1
Size:	126.2 KB
ID:	473019

        Originally posted by Lvnmarks View Post
        Nice! Going to paint it blue or leave it?
        I'm going to leave it as it is for now. But I do plan to have it blended in and painted in the off season.

        I'm thinking of installing some type of hood pins, so now would be the perfect time.

        Either the AeroCatch...

        Click image for larger version

Name:	aec-120-2000_xl.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	52.3 KB
ID:	473020

        or the Quick-Latch...

        Click image for larger version

Name:	qul-ql-50-lp-bp_xl.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	38.6 KB
ID:	473021

        What do you think?
        JP

        Comment


        • #5
          Pins are ugly, go for the cleaner, more aerodynamic ones.
          Eric
          -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
          -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
          -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
          -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
          -Rebuilding the T

          Comment


          • #6
            That is big enough to put same gauges in, they will be like a HUD.

            Comment


            • #7
              And some turn signal indicators!

              Comment


              • #8
                Quick-latch looks prettier, but it also looks like it might be fairly easy to not get it latched correctly?

                I'm having a tough time envisioning the "clasp" mechanism on the AeroCatch, however.
                Mike Martin

                1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                2001 Dodge Dakota

                Comment


                • #9
                  I love it, back would be a good spot for a gauge or two?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Now get you one of these off a 2006-2010 Dodge charger and you will be set.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by biobug1 View Post
                      Now get you one of these off a 2006-2010 Dodge charger and you will be set.[ATTACH]14517[/ATTACH]
                      I don't think we're quite that fast...

                      Besides, the drag coefficient of a Mark VIII is pretty low. Not saying a proper wing wouldn't help, but in a 1/4 mile race it would likely be minimal?

                      I'm still on the fence with the hood latches. I'll have to look at the hood and header panel closer to see which may work best and be easier to install.

                      I was thinking of just having "windows" cut out on the back of the cowl hood and using some mesh backing just to make it better for heat extraction. I suppose there would be room for some functional gauges (and perhaps a couple LED warning lamps).
                      JP

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by driller View Post
                        I was thinking of just having "windows" cut out on the back of the cowl hood and using some mesh backing just to make it better for heat extraction. I suppose there would be room for some functional gauges (and perhaps a couple LED warning lamps).
                        That's how the SCP hood does it. I've been wanting to put 4 gauges in there for a while, but with a stock car I've got nothing that important.

                        Click image for larger version

Name:	20160415_105717.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	39.8 KB
ID:	473040
                        Eric
                        -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
                        -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
                        -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
                        -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
                        -Rebuilding the T

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Perhaps something like this?

                          Click image for larger version

Name:	sucp_1012_07_1970_chevy_monte_carlo_auto_meter_gauges_2e8de00743bd3721a4e312326c6c951a1547fe0c.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	37.4 KB
ID:	473041
                          JP

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I like that more then "A" pillar gauges, I don't like anything that doesn't look like it came from the factory.
                            Eric
                            -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
                            -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
                            -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
                            -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
                            -Rebuilding the T

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              just remember, right now it's water-tight...cut holes for air = holes for water to get it. it does rain from time to time between tracks and you might have to wash the car.

                              Our S-10 race truck had a 4" cowl hood andour '69 Roadrunner had the large open 6-pack scoop which meant extra care when water was used/fell from the sky.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X