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Hood scoop

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So I'm starting the body work on my 1970 2000.
Does anybody cut out the hood scoop for better air flow into the engine compartment ?
I'm thinking maybe four 3/4 inch drilled holes may work as well.
Not looking to do a full restoration, just cleaning it up to look nice.
Thoughts ????

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Re: Hood scoop

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The hood scoop already is functional, as the plate has a small gap to allow air to pass. If your cooling system is operating correctly there is no need for additional cooling for the stock engines. My car was my daily driver for over 10 years and I never had any cooling issues. Typical summer days in Oklahoma are in the mid 90’s with some 100’s. If you are doing an engine swap then additional cooling may be required.
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Re: Hood scoop

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When I bought my car the hood scoop was sealed, perhaps by one of the 3 previous owners. I’ve thought about opening it up but I haven’t had any overheating problems as it is.

I do have a 3 row radiator and the lower scoop is in place.
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Re: Hood scoop

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Bikermike brings up a good point about the lower scoop. I wonder how many with overheating problems are missing that lower scoop? I had always thought that the PO had bent back the little shield on my hood scoop until I saw pictures of other hoods and realized it was factory.
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Re: Hood scoop

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Both the hood scoop and lower scoop were intended to direct air into the rad. Opening up the hood scoop defeats this purpose and does nothing for the engine!
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Re: Hood scoop

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One easy way to increase flow through the radiator is to block off the hole on the drivers side next to the radiator.
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Re: Hood scoop

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Thanks.....upon closer inspection, I see what you're talking about. On either side of the plate are small gaps. I guess that's good enough.
p.s., We just bought a second home in Bartlesville, not far from you !!!
theunz wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:28 pm
The hood scoop already is functional, as the plate has a small gap to allow air to pass. If your cooling system is operating correctly there is no need for additional cooling for the stock engines. My car was my daily driver for over 10 years and I never had any cooling issues. Typical summer days in Oklahoma are in the mid 90’s with some 100’s. If you are doing an engine swap then additional cooling may be required.

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Bartlesville is a very nice small town with some fun roads nearby. Guess you’ll need two roadsters now! Get in touch sometime when you are there.
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Re: Hood scoop

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jayedeluxe wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Thanks.....upon closer inspection, I see what you're talking about. On either side of the plate are small gaps. I guess that's good enough.
p.s., We just bought a second home in Bartlesville, not far from you !!!
theunz wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:28 pm
The hood scoop already is functional, as the plate has a small gap to allow air to pass. If your cooling system is operating correctly there is no need for additional cooling for the stock engines. My car was my daily driver for over 10 years and I never had any cooling issues. Typical summer days in Oklahoma are in the mid 90’s with some 100’s. If you are doing an engine swap then additional cooling may be required.
If you look closer, it should be open at the bottom directing air down to the radiator.
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Re: Hood scoop

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Bartlesville has the ONLY Frank Lloyd Wright designed 'skyscraper'
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Re: Hood scoop

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One additional item that makes a huge difference for cooling is the fan shroud. Without it, the air is not forced to flow through the radiator. So, if cooling is a concern, make sure that you have one.

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Re: Hood scoop

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Not to mention a shroud reduces the potential for collateral damage to anything that might get close to the fan while it is in motion.

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mraitch wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:53 am
Bartlesville has the ONLY Frank Lloyd Wright designed 'skyscraper'
We just ate there Friday night. Yes, lots of cool roads around there. Where in Bartlesville are you ? We bought on So. Dewey, not far from the Frank Phillips house