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Cowl Hood

RECKS
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Cowl Hood

Postby RECKS on Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:28 pm

I dropped in a 383sbc into my '86 Supreme and it looks like my carb is 1" too high to clear the hood. I have an RPM Air Gap intake with a Holley carb. I'm looking for a cowl hood (maybe just 2" high). I saw that Glasstek made them, has anybody used these hoods or can recommend a different company?

I'm looking for a full hood, I don't want to bolt a scoop on.

Thanks!

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Postby TBRtat2 on Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:43 pm

is it the carb, or an aircleaner thats hitting?
1987 Cutlass Supreme, with an olds. 403, punched out .040", Deck & heads milled .010" each, Crane fireball cam, edelbrock intake & 750cfm carb, th350 trans, w/ higher stall torgue converter (approx. 1000rpm over stock stall speed). And a 2.14 rear gear. (yes I said 2.14)

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Postby RECKS on Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:46 pm

It's the carb. Plus, I'm adding nitrous, so that plate is going to bring the carb up another inch.

I don't have the hood bolted on yet, I can just tell by the relation of the carb to the fenders.

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Postby TBRtat2 on Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:52 pm

you might want to test fit the hood.

When i dropped my motor in, i was sure that my hood would hit. But it fits great and with room to spare.

Besides, if it does hit you will know for sure what you need. And is only a few bolts, and a minute worth of time to just try it.

And get some pics so we can see it.
1987 Cutlass Supreme, with an olds. 403, punched out .040", Deck & heads milled .010" each, Crane fireball cam, edelbrock intake & 750cfm carb, th350 trans, w/ higher stall torgue converter (approx. 1000rpm over stock stall speed). And a 2.14 rear gear. (yes I said 2.14)

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Re: Cowl Hood

Postby darthvaderolds on Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:28 pm

RECKS wrote:I'm looking for a cowl hood (maybe just 2" high)
I'm looking for a full hood, I don't want to bolt a scoop on.
Thanks!


Its not a full hood but its a cowl scoop, and its the only cowl scoop dsigned for a G Body Cutlass..The FE3X Cowl hood scoop , doesn't take much to install and it will look great on a Cutlass. I can make you one from the original prototype molds.
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Postby dan2286 on Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:07 pm

Angelo, how much would would the scoop cost around?
84 Cutlass
In many pieces right now.
70 Olds 350/350 trans
Just trying to make it driveable

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Postby 3XBrownCutty on Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:05 pm

Yeah, how much?? I remember calling the phone # on the FE3X site and talking to the guy but can't remember how much. Definately beats a normal cowl hood to me.
'83 Cutlass Supreme Brougham
Oldsmobile 355, TH350 w/shift kit
Dynomax Headers, Summit 2.5" Cat-less Dual Exhaust
800cfm Q-jet, 3:73 posi, Electric fans, Non-A/C
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Postby darthvaderolds on Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:05 pm

dan2286 wrote:Angelo, how much would would the scoop cost around?

YOU ARE LOOKING AT ABOUT $275 WITH SHIPPING. THEY ARE MADE TO ORDER ONLY IN HANDLAID FIBERGLASS FROM THE ORIGINAL PROTO TYPE MOLDS. THEY WERE ACTUALLY $325 BEFORE, AND HE HAS NOW GIVEN ME A PRICE BREAK SINCE HE HAS BEEN DOING A LOT OF WORK FOR ME AND I HAVE SENT HIM A TON OF BUSINESS.
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Postby pontiacman469 on Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:16 pm

What is the overall size of it?

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Postby darthvaderolds on Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:12 pm

I will post the exact dimensions of the cowl scoop tomorrow, when I get a chance to go out to the garage
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