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Question for those who have the Choo Choo fake hood scoop.

Discussion in 'Chevrolet El Camino / GMC Caballero' started by roger1, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. thunderball

    thunderball Greasemonkey

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    i prefer the look of the choo choo hood over a 2" cowl. Or the turbo buick or h/o hood. A 2" would only go on my car if I needed it, not a fan of the look but we all have our own opinions. I wish they make an ss chevelle looking hood for g bodies.
     
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  2. jlcustomz

    jlcustomz Master Mechanic

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    Hey Roger, technically no reason you couldn't cut one large or 2 smaller cutouts for some heat extractor effect. You might be surprised at the amount of hot air rushing out of a hood or fender extractor vent.
    Another option you may want to consider either instead or along with would be some tasteful extractor vents on the rear sides of the hood . Google Aston Martin hood extractor vents on google images. You'd probably want to fab your own to get a look you'd be happy with . Just a thought......
     
  3. TURNA

    TURNA Royal Smart Person

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    That was the reason I went with the choo choo hood on my old Malibu.

    It reminded me of the true Cowl Induction hood on the Chevelle
     
  4. roger1

    roger1 Apprentice

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I want to keep the look original so I won't consider any other kind of vents.
    I think you are right that I don't need to cut the entire triangle area out. Considering the small size of the opening at the rear of the scoop, maybe a couple of good sized holes would be plenty.
     
  5. jlcustomz

    jlcustomz Master Mechanic

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    More area is better..............
     
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