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Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby 86Cutlass350 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:29 pm

Howdy,

Possibly going to an aftermarket intake on the 455 that will negate any hood clearance I have. I'm too cheap to buy an aftermarket hood at the moment and I was wondering if anyone had any experience or leads on a good hood scoop for Cutlasses/G-bodies in general. It's hard to find ones that look good, and I don't want a cowl hood if I can avoid it. Not a big fan.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby beermonkey9417 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:34 pm

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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby Intragration on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:10 pm

I've got a Performer on my 455 and it fits fine with a regular open-element air cleaner.
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby trocutlass63 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:53 pm

How about a reproduction Hurst/Olds scoop from Lauren Engineering? They look like they belong on the car and I believe they're even a little taller than the originals for extra clearance. If I'm not mistaken dogshit had one on his Cutlass and even made it functional.
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby dogshit on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks yep they are cheap and easy and look like the original Hurst Olds hood. I made mine functional but you don't have to. You can see it in my pics just click the little camera button off to the right. No bondo or body work either.

Here is another good link for a 455 Olds in an Olds Gbody.
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby 86Cutlass350 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:09 pm

Wow. This has turned into an awesome forum since I was last here. Thank you guys for the prompt and good responses. Those are a little pricier than I was hoping for but they look a lot better than any of the cheap ones I'd found.

On the height, I am currently using a 60s Toronado intake with a 1" spacer, a Quadrajet and a Edelbrock Pro-Flo 1000 air cleaner (triangle one at the bottom, shortest air cleaner I've found http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new ... rome.shtml) and I might have a half inch of clearance. Maybe it's my motor mounts, I don't know. But I'm going to a Holley DP and a square bore intake (unless my Toro intake is dual pattern...car is at the shop, gonna check when I get it back), and any of the Edelbrock intakes I've shopped are at least 2 inches taller than my current intake. Obviously I won't re-use the spacer, but even that's not enough space savings on mine.

Who knows. Maybe my car is weird or I'm doing something wrong.

dogshit, did you use the A or B scoop? I'm leaning towards the B, and it will be made functional as I have a spare hood from my 86 to cut up.
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby FE3X CLONE on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:49 pm

What motor mounts are you using?
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby dogshit on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:42 am

A. Its a cheap easy solution at $149. Did you look at a drop base and I have an extra low profile 2.25" K&N type filter never used if you are interested. Its blue though. fwiw If both are tuned to your combo the double pumper will give you a little bit at the track but you will pay for it in tuning aggravation in changing weather, fuel consumption, and drive-ability on the street.
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby 86Cutlass350 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:51 am

The frame mounts are the stock 307 mounts and the engine mounts are OEM replacement G-body Cutlass mounts I got from O'Reilly's. I didn't know there was anything better at the time, but if there are that would help.

On the DP vs. the Q-jet, I'm a Q-jet fan but I'm sort of tired of them. They are fantastic when they work but when they break it's quite expensive to get one properly rebuilt and I'm not knowledgeable enough to do it myself at this point. I'm not abandoning them for all time, but I'd like to try a Holley out and see if I can get the hang of it. I understand they are very crude compared to a Quadrajet but if I can master one it's worth it to me and maybe I can move up to doing Q-jets when I have more time to actually sit down and study a book on them.

Would a drop base be any shorter than what I already have? The triangle cleaner I have right now doesn't have anything under it, it sits directly on top of the carb.
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Re: Hood scoops for the G-body

Postby dogshit on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:18 pm

A drop base drops the filter around the carb. A normal 3" filter ends up being about the same height as the low profile flat bottom triangle shape thingys. With the short 2.25" filter I have even shorter but you often need either a slight bubble lid or a filter top so that they breath well.
In the muscle car era if it had a small block it was your moms car. When you turn your car on does she return the favor? Life's short enjoy your ride. Hybrid burns gas & rubber. Check out my photo album.

87 Olds 442, Blue on Metalic Silver with 275/60/15 drag radials on 15x8 442 wheels, 10-1 509ci Cadillac, 800cfm Q-jet, Performer intake, Street ported heads, 230@50 518 lift cam, Headers, Built 200-4R, 2800 stall lock-up converter, Electric fans & in-tank fuel pump, Factory AC, All factory guages work including tach & oil temp with the 509, Functional Hurst hood & rear spoiler, 36mm hollow sway bar, 3.42 posi 8.5, 17.0 mpg hwy, sold :(

87 Buick Grand National, Tuxedo Black w Chrome 275/50 drag radials on 15x8 GN wheels, 231 Buick V6, TE-60 turbo, Stretch intercooler, 42.5lb injectors, 3" downpipe, 3000 stall lock-up converter, Meth/water injection, 3.42 posi 8.5, 22 mpg hwy, original owner ~ Goal for both cars 11.8 ETs / 115 mph in the quarter reliably on pump gas


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