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Old 28th-November-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Need to see some cowl hoods

First, on the 66's. might need to go from a flat hood to a cowl. Don't want more than 2 inches prefer 1. Any pics out there you can post.

If I put a straight edge across the fenders, is the bottom of the edge really the clearance or do the flat hoods have a bit of a curve? Would test myself but my hood is in a different location then the body.

Is this 1 inch? Is this a factory hood or aftermarket?

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Old 28th-November-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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My steel cowl hood looks like the one in the picture. The only difference between the flat hood and my cowl hood is a round cutout under the hood for an air cleaner. Not sure if that is what you are asking.
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Old 28th-November-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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My steel cowl hood looks like the one in the picture. The only difference between the flat hood and my cowl hood is a round cutout under the hood for an air cleaner. Not sure if that is what you are asking.
So is that a 1 inch? Do you know how much extra clearance you get with that?
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Old 28th-November-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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First, on the 66's. might need to go from a flat hood to a cowl. Don't want more than 2 inches prefer 1. Any pics out there you can post.

If I put a straight edge across the fenders, is the bottom of the edge really the clearance or do the flat hoods have a bit of a curve? Would test myself but my hood is in a different location then the body.

Is this 1 inch? Is this a factory hood or aftermarket?

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/k...roject/1-1.jpg
That is an aftermarket 2" cowl hood.
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Old 28th-November-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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It is a 2 inch. The only room that is gained is right above the carb. I run a single plane intake with a spacer and a 14" air cleaner with no problems. It also fit under my stock hood though. The bottom of the hood follows the curvature of the cowl.
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Old 28th-November-2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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Well I am looking for about 11.5-12 inches of clearance. Looks like there is about 11 using a straight edge across the fenders.
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Old 28th-November-2012, 08:26 PM   #7
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is the hood in the pic a steel or fiberglass? Who's car is that? i am looking for hood also. Like the wheels to.
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Old 28th-November-2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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2 inch 'glass hood.

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Old 28th-November-2012, 09:39 PM   #9
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^^does that give you an actual 2 inches of additional clearance? Is it all the way down the hood or just a round cut out like mentioned above?

Should have mentioned there is an LS in it.

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Old 28th-November-2012, 09:50 PM   #10
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Never really checked! I just knew I needed it.

However, I'm running a 2" spacer and an air cleaner and still have enough room to close the hood. Obviously!

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Old 29th-November-2012, 07:28 AM   #11
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I just put my Goodmark 2" cowl hood on last week! Love it!


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Old 29th-November-2012, 08:36 AM   #12
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I just put my Goodmark 2" cowl hood on last week! Love it!
So looks like all the cowls just have the round cut out for the air cleaner and the rest is as flat as a stock flat hood? Can someone measure the depth and radius of that cut out? Thanks.
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Old 29th-November-2012, 11:43 AM   #13
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Just went out and measured mine.. The opening is 15-3/4in dia. and its 2-3/8 from base of support to the top of he raised cowl hood section Hope this helps!
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Old 29th-November-2012, 04:25 PM   #14
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Mines a different gen Nova, but I like those 2" cowl hoods and that is what I run on mine.
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Old 30th-November-2012, 09:45 AM   #15
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the glassmark is only $430 that's cheap! What's a factory flat hood worth. Be nice to find someone to trade.
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