Eliminator scoop on my 67

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FordBlue4ever
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Eliminator scoop on my 67

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Hello All!

Getting ready to mount a repro Eliminator scoop on my 67.
Reading online the distance from the back of the hood to the rear of the scoop is approximately 2"
Any tips or tricks?
Are there hazards I should be aware of?
I don't want to screw up an otherwise reasonably good hood. :pray:

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

Brian
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Re: Eliminator scoop on my 67

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If you have a nice rust free original hood you might want to find one that has already been cut up. They do make reproduction hoods now so it's not as big a deal as it once was. Given that, there is no right place for the Eliminator scoop. And unless you go all in to seal the base of the air cleaner to the under side of the hood, you won't actually get any benefit from the scoop. So just pick the spot where it looks the best and where it most closely matches the profile of the hood. Once you pick the spot you will need to do some sanding to match the two contours. The scoops do look good on the '67 and '68 so I am not trying to talk you out of it.
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Re: Eliminator scoop on my 67

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xr7g428 wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 11:56 If you have a nice rust free original hood you might want to find one that has already been cut up. They do make reproduction hoods now so it's not as big a deal as it once was. Given that, there is no right place for the Eliminator scoop. And unless you go all in to seal the base of the air cleaner to the under side of the hood, you won't actually get any benefit from the scoop. So just pick the spot where it looks the best and where it most closely matches the profile of the hood. Once you pick the spot you will need to do some sanding to match the two contours. The scoops do look good on the '67 and '68 so I am not trying to talk you out of it.
Appreciate the reply xr7g428. I figured the scoop would need to be fitted to the hood. It is more for looks than functionality. The previous owner had dimpled the hood a little with to much air cleaner stud. I didn't help it any when I switched to the Holley Sniper Stealth with a 1/2" spacer. After a few spirited drives I realized that one of the motor mounts was broken and the hood "dimple" was now much worse. Adding the scoop will help to camouflage the damage. Changing to a different hood is probably out of the question as the 30 year old enamel paint would be impossible to match. Plans are to paint the scoop and the power bulge a color that matches the interior somewhat.

Thanks, Brian.
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Here is a photo i pirated. It may help line up to drill holes to install the scoop.
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sevenliter66 wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 18:23 Here is a photo i pirated. It may help line up to drill holes to install the scoop.
That's outstanding!

Thank you!
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Make sure and put holes big enough to get a socket on the scoop's hold down nuts. Some holes will be in the reenforcing ribs of the hood.
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Re: Eliminator scoop on my 67

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Rickyracer1983 wrote: 26 Nov 2021, 21:30 Make sure and put holes big enough to get a socket on the scoop's hold down nuts. Some holes will be in the reenforcing ribs of the hood.
That is a great tip!
Yours looks great. 8-)
The 66 looks pretty good too!

Thank you, Brian
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