Topic: Hood scoops made of steel?

If I were to rivet on a hood scoop made of, well, steel that used to be a hood, is that kosher enough? I'm not talking Pro Stock, just enough to do some foolish ram air silliness. Kinda like an "SC/Rambler" AMC...

OMG Racing '94 Benz S500 #140: https://www.facebook.com/pages/OMG-Raci … 2774944199
Judges Choice and Regional Award winner! Chuckwalla '12, Buttonwillow '13, BFE GP '15, Miller '14 & '15, Sonoma '13,'14,'15. Inde '16,17.Finisher of the inaugural Lemons Rally, in the black Jag.... and IOE in the Super Snipe back in '12...look for the #820 Audi back on a track near you in 2017!!

Re: Hood scoops made of steel?

As long as Jay can't rip it off with his bare hands, I don't see why not. Lotsa people weld/rivet all kinds of scoopy contraptions to their cars.

I recommend a "shaker" scoop. Especially on a transverse engine.

K Car Stalker

3 (edited by racinrob 2017-04-12 09:00 AM)

Re: Hood scoops made of steel?

I've got my "scoop" held down with 4 bolts.

http://fastfotos.zenfolio.com/p94101688/e4673902f

"She's a brick house" 57th out of 121 and 5th in Class C, There Goes the Neighborhood 2013
"PA Posse" 21st out of 96 and 2nd in Class C, Capitol Offense 2013.
"PA Posse" 29th out of 133 and Class C WINNER, Halloween Hooptiefest 2013
"PA Posse" 33rd out of 151 and 2nd in Class C, The Real Hoopties 2013

Re: Hood scoops made of steel?

Totally kosher as long as physically secure.  When we were running the Fiat I cut one end off a lasagna pan and riveted it around the edges to the hood for that purpose.

Hopped us up from 86 to perhaps 86.1 bhp or so.

Scuderia Regurgito  '75 Fiat 131, '93 e36
2010 Stafford: Winner, class ugly  2011 NJMP: Organizer's Choice and violently exploded gearbox
2011 Stafford: Most From the Least, 2012 NJMP: Shockingly issue free, 2012 Loudon: Rod thru block
2012 Hooptiefest: Multiple spun bearings, 2013 Monticello: Head gaskets, 2013 Loudon: More head gaskets, 2013 NJMP, 2013 Hooptiefest, 2014 NJMPx2 and Heroic Fix

Re: Hood scoops made of steel?

Something to keep in mind. Unless the hood scoop is connected directly to the intake and nothing else, it's probably going to negatively affect your cooling. If the scoop dumps into the engine compartment, it's going to raise the air pressure behind the radiator, reducing the airflow through the rad. Much better especially with our crappy mega-mileage engines is to vent air out the hood. Louvers, vents, backward facing scoops - mounted in areas where there is negative pressure on the top of the hood (yarn testing!). Lowers the pressure in the engine compartment behind the rad, dumps out heat and even improves downforce by lowering underhood pressure.

12X Loser - Delinquent Racing - '86 TRUMPACO Merkur - '17 Arse-Sweat, Sears Pointless, '16 Pointless, Vodden, Arse-Sweat, Button Turrible, Arse-Freeze - 2015 Vodden, Arse Freeze. '96 Ford Taurus SHO Skunk - '17 Vodden (Hope for the Future award - not me, the rookies), '15 Pointless, Button Turrible.