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My Grandfather cut a big hole where the hood scoop goes I assume for heat reasons, I have a new hood since the old one has bad rust pitting and has the front crushed in.

Is there any downsides to having this hole cut out on my new hood? Its about 12 x 12 inch cutout.

I plan to run a 24inch aluminum radiator later so I shouldn't have heat issues.

My thought is that maybe with a hole that big it could cause stability issues at highway speeds. No idea tho.

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If you want to stay with an original option, early 69’s that came with the turn signal Mach scoop had a pie cut under the scoop. Heres the only pic I could of mine at the moment. Seems Ford wanted to keep the hood integrity also, but then they quit stamping the pie cut.
Ya I've seen others with that odd 4 pie slice cutout under the scoop, I am cutting the turn signal ovals out along with hood pin holes. Not doing 100% original but keeping most things stock.
 

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I put a 69 scoop on my 68 because I like the look of them, but I also wanted it functional. I didn’t cut nearly as big of a hole, though, so I could seal it. You can see a faint outline where the rubber hits the hood.





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I put as many holes in mine as I could
( for louvers) to remove unwanted heat.
The big hole for clearence.
Notice the back of scoop is open for
" cowl induction" as a Jeep is like a wall going down the road so it can swirl better and reduce the air pressure there.
Do what you think is best, or what works for your application.
 

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I put as many holes in mine as I could
( for louvers) to remove unwanted heat.
The big hole for clearence.
Notice the back of scoop is open for
" cowl induction" as a Jeep is like a wall going down the road so it can swirl better and reduce the air pressure there.
Do what you think is best, or what works for your application.
I put as many holes in mine as I could
( for louvers) to remove unwanted heat.
The big hole for clearence.
Notice the back of scoop is open for
" cowl induction" as a Jeep is like a wall going down the road so it can swirl better and reduce the air pressure there.
Do what you think is best, or what works for your application.
Seen the picture of the turbo set up & am curious what's it on? How about posting another 1 ( or several) that I can search a round on when I blow it up along with some info .

Always intrested in turbo set ups on vintage cars. I like it when its outside the same old box.
 
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