Help!! Carb needs a Hat

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  1. PJ McCoy

    PJ McCoy Active Member

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    Ok. I need to cut a hole in the hood. I really really dont want to.

    First picture of hood.
    What type of scoop would look good with this body style to you?
    Please attach pics if you can. Or links.

    Any "BACKWOODS" IDEAS?
    The other photos are to give you all an idea of the height.

    Thanks in advance. I know you all are creative.
    PJ
     

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    Was it the TA with the 400 H.O. that had a factory scoop? Maybe one of the restoration catalogs for your car would have one.

    But it's hard to go wrong with a cowl induction style scoop as well.
     
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    It was a TA, but had the 301 TURBO motor in it.
    It is titled as a 301 TURBO Trans Am.
    1981 compact car.

    The "301 T" block was weak. Casting was thinner, heads were garbage and the draw thru design needed rethinking.
    Pontiac used the same turbo as the Buick GN. But they only gave it one small turbo with max boost of 9psi. It was a dog engine brand new. 305 chevy was a better engine all the was around.
    I do have a pontiac block under my work bench. It was going in the car until I came across the Caddy engine. I would have been better off using that block I do believe. So many set backs with this engine.
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    hey pj:
    here is one for you.....
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    Like the T-bird, I have an extra, $75 plus shipping
     

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    Mopar shaker th.jpeg

    They make bolt on ones.

    Doug in P.R.:cool:
     
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    And there were "shaker" units on the Pontiac 6.6 Lt engine TA as well. So, what's not to Love, Bro. PJ?

    bro. d
     
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    Thanks guys.
    I love the shaker hood scoop. Im not skilled enough to fab a way for it to work. The carb. Or Carbs, Holley and Quadrajet both will be to high for the shaker. The bottom of the flange on the shaker will be hitting the hood. See pics and you will understand. Im thinking wheelbarrow turned upside down with wooden handles and wheel removed? Maybe? Maybe not!
    Below you will have a clearer understanding. My grease monkey was working with me until 10pm. We both lost track of time. (Daddy girl) oh btw she wants to race me at 16yrs. Thats when she "thinks" she is getting her dream car. 2005 Mustang Gt red with 2 black racing stripes. Lol. She has 2k saved up from ummm. Everyrhing!! To bad my son wants his video games wait until his next oil change is due. "Slick Willy" might be alone for that one. He expects dad to do all maintance on his car. Thats over with. Time grow up. Learn how to do it or pay someone to do it. At 19 he should be playing with more than video games.idk, sorry for the rant. We got her done!!!
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    I cant wait for the morning. I am going for a drive. Ya hooo.
    Sorry cant help myself.
     
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    I was just thinking Fakit, go drive it as is. Hillbilly style. And you did!

    Cool to have the helper, girls seem to be better at that stuff at that age sometimes. Boys can have a huge lazy streak.
     
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    Any Bolt on scoop would cover that hole.:whistle:

    Doug in P.R.:cool:
     
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    Blue you know thats right.
    Doug, Thats a really big hole. Lol
    I mean dont get me wrong, I know some tin about big holes. Butt Dat one is too big.
    Lol
    PJ
     
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    Nonsense! If the hole is too big, you need bigger equipment to fill it up.....

    .....like a BDS 8-71 & Enderle fuel injection!
     
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    I don’t know your fabrication skills but here is the easiest way I can think of that doesn’t require any custom ‘glass work. I’m thinking a shaker (I’m a poncho man myself)....you could just bolt it to the carb like an air filter and use a filter element in the (now functional) shaker opening (any style flat filter cut to the appropriate size and secured correctly) the hood will still have a hole in it when you lift it up but the shaker/air cleaner assembly will be “one piece” (think mopar)..hard to describe but shouldn’t be too difficult to make (thinking JB weld, old filter base, tin snips and a small bit of lower (house door type) weather striping here) that should help drop it to whatever level you need and keep it fairly cheap, and it would look pretty bad ass! And I know for a fact that JB works on fiber glass just rough it up with a wire wheel and the wipe with acetone (gotta knock the wax off), if more clearance is needed it could be made into a “drop base” shaker by trimming the filter base to move further into the scoop.
     
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