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Can someone explain to me the difference between the "scoops" and the "inserts" on the 71-73 Mach 1 hoods ? I have seen what appears to be chrome scoops on the openings of some hoods. Are the inserts to ducts that draw air to the carbs ?

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I have never seen a Nasa hood with chrome inserts..some have inserts and they are black eggcrate design and serve no partical function other then to look good..however many hoods have functioning ram air systems under the hood..the scoops go directly into this ram system and feed cold air to the carb.. when the engine demands more air, via a vacuum connection

'59 T-Bird..[color:blue]'70 Mustang Convert</font color=blue>...[color:green]'72 Mach One</font color=green>
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The Black Bird At 42,she's the oldest in my Ford stable
 

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I look at it every time I read your posts, and have never told you, but that T-bird is absolutely gorgeous! Must be a nice, smooth ride, huh?

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Yes it is a nice ride..not twitchy like the Mach..it is more subtle..more comfortable..a ride fitting for a man of my age..*LOL*

'59 T-Bird..[color:blue]'70 Mustang Convert</font color=blue>...[color:green]'72 Mach One</font color=green>
http://clubs.hemmings.com/baymustang/t-bird.jpg
The Black Bird At 42,she's the oldest in my Ford stable
 
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