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fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby Minion1186 on Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:50 pm

Something I've been thinking of lately is whether to get a cowl induction fiberglass hood or run a steel hood with a "mailbox" hood scoop. Either way I need the additional hood clearance for a carb spacer so either will do, but it's just a matter of personal preference, the look of the scoop and the cost. I personally like both ideas, but seeing as though I have a strict budget this year the cheaper I can get on something I need,the better.
The cowl induction hood is $600 with shipping and the hood scoop is around $110.
What do you guys think personally? Is it worth saving the money over the hood by getting the scoop?
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And a video of how the scoop looks on a gbody
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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby Blake442 on Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:00 pm

Another option is the H/O style bolt on scoop from Lauren Engineering. They're taller than the stock ones.
Vern had one on his 442 and even made it functional.
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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby Chris Van on Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:14 pm

I know everyone has a personal prefference here but I'd definately go with a hood. The add on scoop will pretty much always look like just that... an add on.
I guess what type of hood would also depend on your preference but either way I would get a hood with the scoop/cowl/scoop"S" or whatever already molded in. You'll be happier with the finish in the long run.
But the hurst type scoop was an add on anyway..... so that would work too if that's the look you are going for.
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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby maddog20_20 on Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:09 pm

If its a daily driver I would never put an open mailbox on the hood like that -- but too each their own.

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby whiskybent on Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:34 pm

I like the 4 inch cowl induction hood myself,i had about talked myself into getting a 2 inch cowl because i was afraid the 4 inch would block to much of the view for a daily driver....but that 4 inch just looks better so thats probably what i will go with on my regal

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby Minion1186 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:31 am

I think i'm going with the scoop, first anyway. I'd like to test fit it and see how it looks on my cutlass and if i dont like it i can always return it. I figure it's cheaper to return a little scoop than a whole hood itself.

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby tc1959 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:02 am

Steel Goodmark cowl induction hood and aircleaner.

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby 85montanezSS on Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:12 am

My choice 4" cowl hood looks sweet thats what im getting.
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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby Blake442 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:11 pm

Cowl hoods are for Chevys! :lol:

I'd get the scoop, mount it backwards, and make a nice little screen insert to keep shit from getting in there...
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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby Chris Van on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:13 pm

http://charliemckinley.com/442/DSC02031.JPG

And 442 stands for 4 barrel 4 speed and dual exhaust..... (check the link)
And Pro stock cars are stock cars with 500 ci engines with dual 4's....
And nascar stands for National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing...... (atleast they are using cowl induction)(all brands)
And an 86 442 was considered a muscle car at the time.......
And every other Mustang out there has a cowl hood on it.....

And what was your point again????
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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby TheFullMonteSS on Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:34 pm

I had a shaker hood scoop glassed backwards on my hood on my 1st Regal. The car was white and I never finished the putty work on the hood so I sprayed the hood flat black. It was a functioning ram air too. It looked good in my in my eyes. go with a scoop to be different. Lots of different styles to choose from. I wish I had pics of that car..... Never took a single one the 3 yrs I owned it. waslifted to fit 295/50r15s under the rear on Cagar S/S rims.... looked bad azz :twisted:

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby maddog20_20 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:29 pm

Chris Van wrote:http://charliemckinley.com/442/DSC02031.JPG

And 442 stands for 4 barrel 4 speed and dual exhaust..... (check the link)
And Pro stock cars are stock cars with 500 ci engines with dual 4's....
And nascar stands for National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing...... (atleast they are using cowl induction)(all brands)
And an 86 442 was considered a muscle car at the time.......
And every other Mustang out there has a cowl hood on it.....

And what was your point again????


In that picture the 442 stands for 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed (auto), and 2 tailpipes off the single muffler :rofl: :blam:

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby Minion1186 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:07 am

The scoop is really growing on me, they look great on 70-72 buick a bodies and i think it wouldnt look bad on a g body. I'm not going to worry much about a screen unless i find a ton of dead bugs on my air cleaner element.

I'm pretty sure it's a bolt on scoop also as I've seen them both bonded on and bolted on to a hood.

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby 83hurst-olds on Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:33 am

I think big mail-box forward-facing scoops are fugly! Cowl hoods look nice if you need the room but I too prefer the lower profile H/O type, or inlet type like the late 60's & 70's cars. I saw someone use a newer Camaro type on a G-body before and it looked OK, and another time I saw someone use a 66-67 Vette type scoop with the ^ arrow in front of it. You could sure tell what they were trying to imitate, but it looked ok.

Of course, it is your car so do what you want. But, since you asked, there's my 2 cents worth...

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Re: fiberglass hood or steel hood with scoop

Postby G-Body_Vet on Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:51 am

Blake442 wrote:Cowl hoods are for Chevys! :lol:


x2! Don't get me wrong though, cowl hoods are proper on Chevys, but not an Olds. Go with something that has a resemblance of something potentially stock. The beauty of g-bodies is un-bastardizing them from the corporate machine.

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