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Beginnings 72 Coupe Resto
#71
Look at that baby! Beautiful!
btw why not open the scoops? I mean, you could use all the "cold" air you can where you live no?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#72
(02-18-2019, 02:05 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Look at that baby! Beautiful!
btw why not open the scoops? I mean, you could use all the "cold" air you can where you live no?

Thanks Fabrice, hopefully will have the scars on the back done soon, then interior and finally registration!

As for the scoop inserts I actually did wonder why they were closed, no doubt without a ram air system there is the chance for water and bugs to enter the engine bay.
Our XB Falcon has perhaps the same scoop except it has an open grille and they don't have ram air or a shaker example here - 
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Falcon-Fairmont-XB-XC-GS-GT-XC-Cobra-Pair-Bonnet-Scoops-Vents/202579863306?hash=item2f2ab3670a:g:kdQAAOSwlLlcKK-Q:rk:2:pf:1&frcectupt=true
Maybe I'll just drill them out rather than spend money on XB ones especially if they don't fit!
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#73
[there is the chance for water and bugs to enter the engine bay.]
Are the bugs kangaroo sized over there? Smile
I mean, you get both bugs and water from the front anyway. You have an air filter for that.
And if it's really pouring, just keep it bellow 140 !

I would not drill, as to cut in between the lozenge shape will take lots of time and likely will be visible on this kind of plastic. I'd just remove them.
With your craftsmanship, I'd cut/shape a plate of aluminium to replicate the fitting in the inside and add a nice thin stainless steel wire mesh instead.

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#74
for the sake of being complete...

[Image: scoops-stainless.jpg]

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#75
(02-19-2019, 02:02 PM)Now you\ve got me going, might have to cut up some fly screen mesh from the front door but could upset the trouble and strife!Shouldn't be too hard to find something to replace the plastic inserts Fabrice Wrote: for the sake of being complete...

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