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    Junior Member dhummm's Avatar
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    What do you think?

    Hi all,
    What do you think of my hood vents? Not sure how to post pics but here is my first try. I didn't like my cheap plastic stock vents so I designed an made these. I made them out of mirror polished stainless steel. I included some links below to my autoX vids below also.

    enjoy,
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    Well that is something I haven't see yet.
    I think they look good.
    You should start a business.
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    They aren't my taste but they are kinda neat I must admit.

    The only downside is that they don't allow hot underhood air to escape as intended.
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    Thanks guys,

    Hi Burn Tire,
    Thanks, ya, I put a pair of brushed stainless steel on ebay to see if there is some interest, I hope there is. I put the mirror polished on my car as I have chrome wheels and I think the mirror looks better on my car but I figure most would prefer the brushed, not to mention the mirror is really hard to make compared to mirror. I didnít post here that I put a pair up as not to think I was trying to advertise (hope thatís OK to talk about them). I am considering a different pattern as well. I like the Tribal tat look but a more conventional pattern would be nice also.

    Hi Mark,
    They allow air out, the projected open area is reduced over stock but they are also a lot thinner than the stock meaning the restriction would be reduced over stock, possibly compensating for the reduced area. There is a lot of hot air coming out after a beat run like the stock. I havenít done a flow calculation but I figure they allow similar but slightly reduced air out to stock (assuming stock is open). I did an area calculation on mine and will do the open area calculation on the stock. Iím kind of surprised they didnít put small openings on the rear near vertical area of the hood. It just would make sense to me to have a vent in the highest location and towards the back for best venting (heat extraction). I figure when you are driving, the air over the motor/blower has no incentive to move forward and down to go out the vent. The vents are in the front and much lower than the top of the hood. I guess Ford doesnít know that heat rises, although I must say I really like the look of the terminator hood. My favorite the the Cobra R hood which has venting at the highest point and over he motor. Also, love the black and chromeÖ..

    Thanks again for the input, and feel free to keep the comments coming.
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    Ralph
    I think a set that look somewhat like the stock vents would also draw some interest. How are you securing them to the hood?
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    Ralph,

    For some reason I remember reading that the airflow is supposed to go thru the grille opening, thru the rad and condenser and will rise up from the electric fan area. I don't know if this makes sense but who the heck knows what ford is thinking. lol

    I do like the Steeda cowl induction hood and will probably get one this winter. Don't think about copying me either Jeff!! heheheh..
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    I like the stock hood. Maybe you can get a crown air filter and put it on the dash also. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnTire View Post
    I like the stock hood. Maybe you can get a crown air filter and put it on the dash also. LOL
    I will post up a bad ass pic later of the hood that I like. It really does look killer!
    Mark
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    Good point Mark, so you push air thru the front (rad/cond) up and out before going over the motor. Sounds like they may be smarter than we (opps I) think, hehehe.


    Jeff,
    They are held in the pocket with double sticky tape. I don't know if you ever popped the existing vents out but it's real easy, I am surprised they don't pop out. They don't have much incentive to move in the pocket so they should be fine. The tape I used is 3M tape that is heat resistent, flexable and is used to hold tractor trailer fenders on... It's really high quality tape, I purchased thicker tape so if you want to remove them you can fit a razor between the tape thickness also the tape conforms to the car better. I didn't put the tape all the way around so when you wash your car it won't sit there in the corners. You can see the install and the vent pocket in my video.

    I am thinking I might do a black powder coated steel version with a more open pattern than stock probably between the billetflow and stock. I would be trying to balance being open but not seeing inside.


    short version of the install:

    Video of COBRA HOOD VENT INSTALL SHORT - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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    Ralph,

    I just watched the video, very nice work!

    I didn't realise that the vents were open at all until I saw the video. At first it looked to me like they were painted black on there and not laser cut thru. I actually like them a lot better now that I've taken a closer look!

    Like Jeff said you really ought to sell them. Have you thought about how much a set would cost if you did sell them?
    Mark
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