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12-30-2010, 10:19 AM #1
Functional Hood Vents 96-98 Cobra Hood
Has anyone done it? Made the little snorts on top of the hoods function as vents? I know I've seen some ram air setups, just curious if they would serve a purpose to help vent out some engine heat as well.
12-30-2010, 10:21 AM #2
its an interesting idea, I do think someone here has tried it before, but I cant remember whoMods-Griggs coil overs 4 corners, griggs caster camber kit, Koni shocks/struts, Griggs tubular k-member/tubular a-arms, 2x4 steel boxed framerails cut and welded into the length of the body, 4 point roll bar, Battle Boxes, Currie johnny joint rear upper control arms, griggs lower control arms, Kenny Brown rear shock tower brace, NA SVT shortrunner intake, IMRC deletes, BBK longtube headers and O/R H-pipe, SLP powerflo catback, FRPP aluminum driveshafts, Centerforce dual friction clutch, C&L cold air intake/K&N, pro 5.0 shifter, rear seat delete, stalker side skirts, boss shinoda wing, rear mounted battery moroso kit, chrome terminator wheels
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12-30-2010, 11:04 AM #3-Joe
97 Cobra Starlight Black Pearl on black
Chassis & Suspension: Subframe Connectors, MM Steering Column Shaft, Alumimum Steering Rack Bushings, Bumpsteer Kit, X2 Balljoints, Caster/Camber Plates, Steeda Superlite Springs, Tokiko Illumina's, J&M Street LCA's, Steeda UCA's with rubber bushings, Steeda Rear Swaybar
Drivetrain: 3.73's, aluminum driveshaft, Steeda Tri-ax on a Street/Strip T45 from thet45source, 03 cobra clutch, steeda quadrant & firewall adjuster
Intake/Exhaust: WMS Intake, O/R X, Spintech Sportsman Street 3000's
..then COP swap, 1" spacers, 20% tint, shorty antenna, sequentials, clear corners, cobra floormats, Dallas Mustang Speed Cal, and lots of worn out parts that have been replaced...
12-30-2010, 01:21 PM #4
The ones on mine are cut out the are just open in to the engine bay nothing special
12-30-2010, 01:40 PM #5
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12-30-2010, 01:54 PM #6
I cut mine out, but I never took any pics.
heres one with the snorts opened up.
12-30-2010, 01:55 PM #7
I used a dremel and trimmed mine under the hood. I might have a pic of it- its nothing special and i dont know if it does anything, but it cant hurt
Bolt ons and spray. 150,000 miles on the stock motor and counting. 11.68@ 116.8
12-30-2010, 01:57 PM #8
You can see the triangular cutouts in this pic
12-30-2010, 02:01 PM #9
Done it. You won't get ram air as they are in a low pressure area of the hood.
No noticable difference in engine temps but the low pressure area should help suck out a little heat while moving and you can see heat rising out of them at stop lights..
That guy is a tool, and I hope his kids are hit by a truck and his wife is DP'ed by 40 dudes with AIDS.
12-30-2010, 03:49 PM #101996 Cobra - Back together - awaiting color match
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12-30-2010, 04:44 PM #11
i did the same but opened up the bottom pretty big on both sides with my dremel1997 Cobra, Built motor, 1.5l KB @10psi, snow w/m injection, Long tubes full exhaust.
12-30-2010, 05:13 PM #12
I was just thinking about doing this! What are you guys using as a screen to keep bugs from getting sucked into those openings?1998 Triple Black Mustang Cobra Vert - Build number 1528 out of 3480
Forged Teksid / Vortech V3 SCi / Hanlon Built T45
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12-30-2010, 10:36 PM #13
12-30-2010, 10:47 PM #14
Nice Cobra jumperjack!
12-31-2010, 10:52 AM #15
12-31-2010, 10:59 AM #16
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i think the only thing ive noticed with mine open was the amount of dirt that built up under the hood lol
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built 331 and a V3 vortech
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12-31-2010, 07:54 PM #17
I thought about doing this on my 98 while I was at the autocross. I thought maybe it would vent a little more heat between runs.VTEC - Sometimes you need a catchy word to let the world know your car doesn't make any power until 5000 RPM.
01-04-2011, 12:04 AM #18
I was just about to do mine while its in storage, got a ton of projects going on and thought of doing this, so all in all was it worth if for those of you that have?
01-04-2011, 03:00 AM #19
did you all cut the whole thing out? I would think it would still look nice if you just carefully drill out each indention in the piece.
01-04-2011, 11:40 AM #20
01-09-2011, 02:01 PM #21
I did it on mine.. Used a dremel to cut it out and then cut a rubber hose cut in half and used it to cover the edges of the hole I cut.
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01-09-2011, 06:13 PM #22
Got any pics of this Cookieman?'96 Cobra #1371
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