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Old 25th-November-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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Question air deflection?

i have seen these on some cars, its a shield/deflector between grill and rad support and is supposed to force more air through rad.forget what they are called .im looking for pros/cons from users of these.are they worth the money?
i need all the cooling help i can get.
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Old 25th-November-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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I made mine 12 years ago but there is a place that is making them. I've seen them on ebay and there was a post about them here on steves somewhere.It certainly does force more air to get through the radiator. I did mine more to clean up the area between the grille and rad support. A couple o screws per side removed them to let me clean out the bugs. [IMG][/IMG]

Here's a place that has some:

http://eastcoastchevelle.com/product...&sectionPID=14
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Old 25th-November-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
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Might have to break down and get this air deflector.
Cleans up the front end very nicely!

Thanks for the link Shane, Man I have always loved your engine!

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Old 25th-November-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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Old 25th-November-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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i dont see any for a 65.
shouldnt all 1st gens be the same?
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Old 25th-November-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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In theory it should help cooling,never saw any improvement on my car,It does clean up the front of the car nicely though I made mine out of sheet aluminum.
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Old 25th-November-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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yeah.....

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i dont see any for a 65.
shouldnt all 1st gens be the same?
what he said, are they the same?
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65 front stuff is actually quite different than the others,core support is even slightly different.
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Old 25th-November-2012, 10:48 AM   #9
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62 and 65 hood latches and side supports are different. 63-64 are the same. Since the Classic application says 63-4 only, my guess is there are differences.

I bet that these covers, combined with the lower chin spoilers, would really make a difference. I'm planning on notching my radiator support, right above the chin spoiler and behind the bumper, to maximize air flow.

It might sound silly, but I bet it stiffens the front end a little bit too.

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In theory it should help cooling,never saw any improvement on my car,It does clean up the front of the car nicely though I made mine out of sheet aluminum.
now theres the answer i was looking for
i really cant see that much more airflow through rad as it will only alow so much but want to know from guys who use them if they actually worked or not.
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Old 25th-November-2012, 10:54 AM   #11
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65 front stuff is actually quite different than the others,core support is even slightly different.
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62 and 65 hood latches and side supports are different. 63-64 are the same. Since the Classic application says 63-4 only, my guess is there are differences..
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These are actually made by Undercover Inovatinons here in California and the do list one for 65

http://undercoverinnovations.com/ind...products_id=69
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try looking at this place:
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I picked up mine on Ebay for Fifty bucks. Anyone, and I do mean anyone could make these with a cardboard pattern. When my 66 needs them I will make my own.
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Old 25th-November-2012, 02:41 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=Pragmatist;1967841]I picked up mine on Ebay for Fifty bucks. /QUOTE]

We bought a pair for our 68's.

I agree with the previous comments.

I saw no improvement in the air flow; however, they really hide a lot of stuff in front of the radiator. They are worth the $50.00
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