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Author Topic:   old drag racing trick???
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted April 22, 2005 07:56 AM  
was thinking about raising the rear of my hood (done in drag racing to create a low pressure area for the carb to draw air from, aka cowl induction) on my street stock big monte carlo. I realize I wont get the air draw advantage but was thinking it may help remove some heat from the engine compartment?? Good idea, waste of time?? thanks-

Steve Dupree
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 316
posted April 22, 2005 08:01 AM  
well we have done that and we kind of have a scoop in the front the way we made the front from flat plastic. You can sure feel the heat coming out sense we have lifted rear and every little bit helps.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 23, 2005 10:54 AM  
SAFETY ALWAYS FIRST!!!! I agree with racer

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted April 24, 2005 09:08 AM  
drag racing is evil and not natural. lol

Blind Barney
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted April 24, 2005 06:37 PM  
We have a new rule this year. The rule is that the space between the hood and the dash must be covered. One guy last year blew a top rad hose and it soaked him. I was thinking of getting some old welders curtain and rivet it to the hood and the firewall.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted April 25, 2005 07:48 AM  
hadn't ever considered the safety aspect, thanks for bringing that up, I'll leave the hood pinned flat in the back-


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