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mrjohnnydhall Johnny H
Granger, IA, USA   USA
Hi there, me and two of my friends are about a year into building our sprite sbc conversion on a college budget. We're about at the point of having it moving, we've got a Ford 8.8 waiting to be cut down and we've got the engine and trans sitting on its mounts with the radiator waiting to be hooked up. However the clearance from the carb to the hood is 3/4 to 1 inch so we need to figure out a way to fit a plenum. I've been looking around and have found some neat ideas, but I want to know if anyone has seen some good hood scoops or has a good idea for fitting it. The side shot of the car isn't the most recent so it won't look quite the same as it is now. Thanks!

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Here's a few...



Gerard

http://gerardsgarage.com/



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AN5L8016 Mark Haynes
Nederland, CO, USA   USA
Check out Clay's BE Project:
Topic Title is: Re: being delivered tomorrow My 383 ci bugeye
He's just about finished if I remember correctly.



'58 Bugeye
'66 'Stang

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mrjohnnydhall Johnny H
Granger, IA, USA   USA
Wouldn't the one in the first attached image cause alot of stress to the steel? They do look fairly manageable to do though.

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mrjohnnydhall Johnny H
Granger, IA, USA   USA
I think it looks good on the bugeye model, probably won't look as good for this one though, thanks for the idea though. I'll see if did anything for his build that I could do for this one.

Mark Smith Avatar
Graham, WA - Washington, USA   USA
This is what I did,


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mrjohnnydhall Johnny H
Granger, IA, USA   USA
That looks sweet.

napamike Mike Afentakis
Rogue River, OR, USA   USA
Consider the chevy cowl induction hood design. It will maintain a nice aerodynamic effect and provide you with the choice of cowl induction air or heat release up and out of the engine bay. Same idea with the late model mustang cobra r hood bulge. That is if hood clearance is the only concern.
If air intake to the carb is a concern same idea, or perhaps the Shelby ac cobra scoop design. Effective and low profile in appearance.
Just a thought being that you were looking for Ideas.

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