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I have heard of people with V-8's running a little hot, just curious if anyone has tried using a good cowl induction hood?

Does anyone even make one?

I used to have one on my Mustang, and it worked great there. I'm sure with the steeper windshield angle they would work as well if not better on a Jeep.
 

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I have a big hole cut in the hood as of saturday. Im just looking for a style that i like. I want something square and simple, like the previuose post, or even the Harwood Mustang style. I was gonna make one out of sheetmetal, but my girlfriend asked me to jsut buy, one. She said she still ahs to be seen driving it around town.
I should find, and install one by this weekend, ill post some picks.
I am considering installing an electric fan on the hood under the scoop, then experiment with pushing or pulling. My Jeep runs plenty cool with the 5.0, but the underhood temps, when going 0 mph all day long while climbing rocks are brutal on the other components(power steering pump, and high amp alternator, elect ignition, etc.). Plus the cooler air to the open air K&N, deffinitely beefs up the performance.
Time will tell.
 

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Only down side to a cowl induction hood is if it is to tall it will keep the windshield from folding down. Something to keep in mind at least. Another option I have seen is make some half inch spacer's for the hood hinges. This raises the whole rear of the hood and allows the air to escape. Doesn't look to bad either. Or get some louvers punched in it.
 

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I have a hole in my hood as well.....not because of cooling issues but because it was kinda tough to fit the 460 any other way <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I'm also looking for a hood scoop of some sort so if anyone finds something for the right price, please post it. You could probably make out the hole in this pic:

 

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Me pesonally, I won't be folding my windshield down at all. So the height doesn't bother me. Either a 1 3/4" or 2 1/4" raise would be sweet!

I tried to post a picture off a website, but couldn't.

I was just curious if someone had found something "mean" looking.

I will keep you updated on my findings.

Steve

[ 09-25-2001: Message edited by: Kicker ]
 

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Another thing to do (which some ZJ dudes do) is use the hood louvers off of a late model Pontiac. These are available at the dealer for like $50, are pretty large, and are paintable.

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Bob Levenhagen has a nice one on his 8. Fiberglass hood and scoop that he did himself (I remember he said it was a royal biotch though) :

<IMG width=463 height=310 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/bob_camp.jpg">

A couple other pics here, but unfortunately the pic above was the best I could find of the scoop: http://www.colorado4x4.org/featured_rig/
 

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Thats a hell of a Jeep!

Thanks for the pic. The hood looks good, I hope I can find one from someone of a close up. If I keep looking/asking, someon will find one.

Thanks again
 

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That 8 is cool but the scoop looks like a nasty growth. <IMG SRC="smilies/puke.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/puke.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by sawzall:
<STRONG>That 8 is cool but the scoop looks like a nasty growth. <IMG SRC="smilies/puke.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/puke.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Gotta see it in person... that pic doesn't do it justice <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> Follow the link and check out some of the other pics, it's not as prominent as that pic makes it seem.

Actually there's only one other view at that link where you can see it <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Here's one from the front: http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=907832&a=13425462&p=51214716&f=0

[ 09-26-2001: Message edited by: Eric Ruhl ]
 

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The guys at J&W Jeep Wreckers know a body guy who does a killer job with louvers in Jeep hoods. I have seen several examples.
Clean work.
(916)723 3950
 

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Well before I had my jeep it was a sand drag jeep and had dual holley 4 barrels peaking through the hood <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

So when we changed things around we were left with a big oval, summit has a black hood scoop for $39?, we tossed the bottom riser and installed just the top scoop. I can still lay the windshield down if I want, I just throw 2 of the foam things people put on the edges of canoes on my window frame, works for me...

Inretrospect I would have installed it reversed with the opening toward the windshield...oh well some day and another fix <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

<IMG width=579 height=409 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/hood_thing.jpg">

Found one of the early picts of my jeep...


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summit and jegs both carry fiberglass and posibly steel cowl induction scoops that could be grafted onto just about anything, I'm probably going to use one cause I mounted my motor high for front axle clearance
 

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JC whitney has a ton of different styles to choose from. I am having louvers stamped in my hood, if you want to save some $$ go for a hood scoup. My hood is gonna cost about $130 to get louvered and then I still gotta fork out the cash for new paint (when you have some thing louvered the metel has to be stripped clean). <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 
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