Hood Vent, Good or Bad? - TCCoA Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Fry Rice Specialist
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Midland, Michigan
Age: 39
Posts: 4,794
Hood Vent, Good or Bad?





which one looks better?

My daily job is to fry rice for my customers....

My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

CarDomain Page

Every success are only archieveable through many mistake and that's the learning process.

Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
brand new for $70 bucks shipped to your door within 48 states within United States.
Casper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 08:41 PM
PostWhore
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Walton, KY
Posts: 1,606
grab some pics looking at it from the front more...be easier to tell, but as it looks im gonna lean toward them farther apart.

most people talk, but few are up for the moment
-where there's money and imagination, there's cool cars
ohhh the Junkyard , one man's trash is another man's treasure

1993 3.8L Tbird----sold
1994 4.6L Tbird----sold
1995 Mark VIII----sold
2004 Mustang GT----sold
2003 Mach 1----current
smitty2919 is offline  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 08:50 PM
Veteran Poster
 
95_SilverBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: CT
Age: 36
Posts: 789

Eibach 1.5" Lower Springs, Koni Adjustable Shocks, SCP IRS Brace, SCP Lower Engine Cradle Brace, Mark VIII LCAs
Chuck's Poly Motor Mounts, 13" PBR Front and Cobra rear brakes, 245-45-18 ADR Kasai Wheels, RichardM Intake Tube
Super Coupe leather seats and console, Pioneer Head, Audison Amps, Boston SL Components, 10" Boston G5 subs, Reverse Glow EL Gauges, Super Coupe Ground Effects, '96 Hood and Headlights, Custom paint: Tungsten Silver, PI Intake, 4000 stall
95_SilverBird is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 08:57 PM
4th Gear Poster
 
dew the thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Bend, IN
Age: 31
Posts: 218
I'm gonna have to say I like them better farther apart. Also glad to see I'm not the only one with one of those dogs hanging from my rearview lol.


-Brice-
1996 Thunderbird Sport 4.6L SOHC
85,300 miles

MODS:
Really rockin' stereo
Go-Parts
- Screamin' Demon packs - Livewire plug wires - Magnaflow resonated X pipe
PBR front brake conversion - 245/45-18 BFG KDWs - K&N hot air intake
H&R Sport Springs - Tokico Blues (F) - Bilstein Cobra Verts (R) - A/C Delete
Sights - New paint w/ black accents - 18x8 ASA JH9s - Painted calipers - Custom trunk layout
Sounds - JL Audio ZR525-CSi (F&R) - JL Audio 8W7-3 (2) - JL Audio HD900/5
Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT - AudioControl Matrix - ALL JL Wiring

The Daily Duties Handled By 2000 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 5-Speed
dew the thunder is offline  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
Fry Rice Specialist
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Midland, Michigan
Age: 39
Posts: 4,794






i'm leaning towards the 2nd one...

the vent is gonna paint gunmetal color if i end up doing this project.

My daily job is to fry rice for my customers....

My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

CarDomain Page

Every success are only archieveable through many mistake and that's the learning process.

Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
brand new for $70 bucks shipped to your door within 48 states within United States.
Casper is offline  
post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 10:20 PM
Full Metal
 
RedThunder94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South Central, Tx.
Age: 41
Posts: 4,744
Send a message via AIM to RedThunder94 Send a message via Yahoo to RedThunder94
i like 1 and 2,

Smash Forehead on Keyboard to Continue....

2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS
Pioneer DEH-P6000UB Infinity 2 way 6x8's, and Eclipse 5x7 3 ways, Fultron Tweets, Infinity 1211A, Alpine SWR-1222D Type-R 12.

1999 VW New Beetle SOLD!

1990 F150 Lariat Xlt 4.9L std cab longbed, E4OD, Work Truck.

1994 F150 XL 5.0L 4R70W Current Project.


Member of the MN12Online posse.



click here to check 'em out.
RedThunder94 is offline  
post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 10:25 PM
Don't call me a Newbie
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Age: 58
Posts: 397
I think the wider spread looks best. I feel I should know what those vents are from...but I gotta ask.



Wayne Hazard Wife is back from Kuwait - Welcome Back, Chief! My Multiply Site
1995 4.6L Thunderbird LX - Daily Driver...1 3/4 Miles to Work and Back
1996 4.6L Thunderbird LX, Vortech V-2 SQ Blown - Heart transplant in the works.
   (If SC+V6 = SuperCoupe, wouldn't SC+V8 = SuperDuperCoupe?)
1997 Mark Martin Signature Thunderbird (AKA: "1 of 6")* - 25k mi Garage Queen
   *A Significant Thunderbird in the Thunderbird RegistryAww, man...I can't believe Mark drives a freekin' Chevy now.
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6 is offline  
post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
Fry Rice Specialist
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Midland, Michigan
Age: 39
Posts: 4,794
those vent are from 240z or 260z from the yard.

My daily job is to fry rice for my customers....

My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

CarDomain Page

Every success are only archieveable through many mistake and that's the learning process.

Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
brand new for $70 bucks shipped to your door within 48 states within United States.
Casper is offline  
post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 10:45 PM
Don't call me a Newbie
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Age: 58
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casper
those vent are from 240z or 260z from the yard.
Sacrilege!






Wayne Hazard Wife is back from Kuwait - Welcome Back, Chief! My Multiply Site
1995 4.6L Thunderbird LX - Daily Driver...1 3/4 Miles to Work and Back
1996 4.6L Thunderbird LX, Vortech V-2 SQ Blown - Heart transplant in the works.
   (If SC+V6 = SuperCoupe, wouldn't SC+V8 = SuperDuperCoupe?)
1997 Mark Martin Signature Thunderbird (AKA: "1 of 6")* - 25k mi Garage Queen
   *A Significant Thunderbird in the Thunderbird RegistryAww, man...I can't believe Mark drives a freekin' Chevy now.
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6 is offline  
post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 10:55 PM
5th Gear Poster
 
jesusraybrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: University City, MO
Age: 34
Posts: 433
go with 2

1. This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between sending private messages. Please try again in 266079416 seconds. wtf?
jesusraybrown is offline  
post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 12:14 AM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
ben_cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Quincy, IL
Age: 37
Posts: 7,557
Send a message via AIM to ben_cline Send a message via MSN to ben_cline Send a message via Yahoo to ben_cline
I like the closer ones. Looks like a Camero.

Benjamin' 07/30/82 Christian MySpace CarDomain
Celica and Chevy 1500 are sold for parts. Now I'm left with the broken Buick and my '98 Dakota.
Bedroom: Pioneer VSX23, DefTech BP6s (front) ProCenter 2000, Mirage Omni 350s, 10" Kicker L7 pushed by PExpress plate amp, XBox 360, PS3, 50" LG 3D plasma.
ben_cline is offline  
post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 12:20 AM
Don't call me a Newbie
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Age: 58
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by 93pimpin
I like the closer ones. Looks like a Camero.
Even more Sacrilege!






On a serious note: do post details about how you accomplish it. I have been toying with the idea of grafting some 427 Cobra vents into a '96 Hood.



Wayne Hazard Wife is back from Kuwait - Welcome Back, Chief! My Multiply Site
1995 4.6L Thunderbird LX - Daily Driver...1 3/4 Miles to Work and Back
1996 4.6L Thunderbird LX, Vortech V-2 SQ Blown - Heart transplant in the works.
   (If SC+V6 = SuperCoupe, wouldn't SC+V8 = SuperDuperCoupe?)
1997 Mark Martin Signature Thunderbird (AKA: "1 of 6")* - 25k mi Garage Queen
   *A Significant Thunderbird in the Thunderbird RegistryAww, man...I can't believe Mark drives a freekin' Chevy now.
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6 is offline  
post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 01:01 AM
Chapter Director Coordinator
Moderator
 
jamesD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kissimmee
Age: 37
Posts: 6,253
1st looks like a turbo coupe



if you pushed em towards the front more



I bust ARP bolts by hand...

If Guns kill people, then...
...pencils miss spel werds
...cars make people drive drunk
...spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat
~Gun Owners of America
jamesD is offline  
post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
Fry Rice Specialist
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Midland, Michigan
Age: 39
Posts: 4,794
the yard have the turbocoupe too and they wanted to sell the whole hood for it.

i'm thinking before using the turbocoupe one and reverse it for a vent but later saw this one which is bigger and have the meaner look to it. the turbocoupe one might look too small on our gigantic hood. this nissan unit looks just about the perfect size for it.

My daily job is to fry rice for my customers....

My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

CarDomain Page

Every success are only archieveable through many mistake and that's the learning process.

Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
brand new for $70 bucks shipped to your door within 48 states within United States.
Casper is offline  
post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 08:29 AM
Whining Intakes Rock
Moderator
 
Al_Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Englewood, FL
Posts: 3,645
I like 2 also. It's an idea I was kicking around if I didn't get a cowl.

_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ I like intakes that whine \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_

# SELECT * FROM users WHERE clue > 0;
# 0 rows returned
# drop table users;_
Al_Florida is offline  
post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
Fry Rice Specialist
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Midland, Michigan
Age: 39
Posts: 4,794
will need to look for a way for preventing water drip directly on top of the sparkplug boot to make this work(if i have the nerve to use the cutting wheel to cut the hood open...).

My daily job is to fry rice for my customers....

My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

CarDomain Page

Every success are only archieveable through many mistake and that's the learning process.

Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
brand new for $70 bucks shipped to your door within 48 states within United States.
Casper is offline  
post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 08:13 AM
PostWhore
 
392Bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Clarksville Tn.
Posts: 1,338
I want to do some thing like that on my hood. I want to get as much heat out as I can. With the high stall speed, non lockup converter in mine, a lot of heat is added to the already hot engine compartment. It will be rough to do any more cutting on the hood though.

-----1993 Bird 5.0------
393 stroker, Vortech YSi, on E85
Lentech Strip Terminator & 4,000+ RPM stall converter
Detroit Locker with 3.55 gears.
17x9 Cobra Rs with 255/45/17 BFG KWDS
275/50/17 M&H DR on the rear

Click for Full Project
392Bird is offline  
post #18 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 07:44 PM
Dim Bulb
 
Falcon5783's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: podunk, middle of western WA
Age: 36
Posts: 3,499
Send a message via AIM to Falcon5783 Send a message via MSN to Falcon5783 Send a message via Yahoo to Falcon5783
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casper
will need to look for a way for preventing water drip directly on top of the sparkplug boot to make this work(if i have the nerve to use the cutting wheel to cut the hood open...).
Weld a small piece of sheet metal underneath the vent, suspended from arms so you don't lose any functionality of the vents, with channels/tubing to route any water to a safe place in the engine bay

+1

Elliot
'95 who-the-hell-knows-what in progress
2003 Mustang Cobra radiator, 180* T-stat, Hayden Ultra-cool auxiliary transmission cooler, 13" slotted/cross-drilled front rotors, Dual-Piston PBR calipers Powder Coated Red w/ black logo, 17" 7-spoke Chrome Motegis, JVC Arsenal 5000 HU with touch screen, Kappa 5x7's, Audiobahn 12 pushing 550 rms, FF50 driving lights, FF75 fog lights, xenon 95 air dam, 97 side skirts, rear window tbird decal
Falcon5783 is offline  
post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 08:07 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
ben_cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Quincy, IL
Age: 37
Posts: 7,557
Send a message via AIM to ben_cline Send a message via MSN to ben_cline Send a message via Yahoo to ben_cline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Falcon5783
Weld a small piece of sheet metal underneath the vent, suspended from arms so you don't lose any functionality of the vents, with channels/tubing to route any water to a safe place in the engine bay
Ditto. Was gonna say that.

Benjamin' 07/30/82 Christian MySpace CarDomain
Celica and Chevy 1500 are sold for parts. Now I'm left with the broken Buick and my '98 Dakota.
Bedroom: Pioneer VSX23, DefTech BP6s (front) ProCenter 2000, Mirage Omni 350s, 10" Kicker L7 pushed by PExpress plate amp, XBox 360, PS3, 50" LG 3D plasma.
ben_cline is offline  
post #20 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-05-2006, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
Fry Rice Specialist
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Midland, Michigan
Age: 39
Posts: 4,794
thinking that as well but have to see how much cleareance i have under the hood.

My daily job is to fry rice for my customers....

My Bird is the nicest looking in Midland, Michigan

CarDomain Page

Every success are only archieveable through many mistake and that's the learning process.

Anyone looking for EBC Greenstuff front pads for non-sport front brakes?
brand new for $70 bucks shipped to your door within 48 states within United States.
Casper is offline  
post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-05-2006, 01:37 AM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Chandler AZ
Age: 56
Posts: 9,165
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Traveler
I like them furthest apart. For what its worth.


1997 Thunderbird Sport
Low Miles
Wifes Car
destined to remain stock

1997 T-Bird GT 4.6
80 MM Mustang GT MAF - P&P'd Mustang GT TB and Intake Plenum - PI Intake manifold - PI Heads
Mark VIII Torque Converter - J-Modded 4R70W transmission - Mark VIII Aluminum Driveshaft - 3.73 gears
PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
'89 SuperCoupe front and rear sway bars
SCT Chip programmed by Lonnie Doll
255/50/16 Falken Ziex ZE-512's
True Dual exhaust with Magnaflow DI/DO muffler
<<< SOLD >>>
Traveler is offline  
post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 07:58 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 15
Unless you push them towards the front, they will ingest air, not release it.

But it looks pretty good one way or another.
Dominus is offline  
post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 02:18 PM
Don't call me a Newbie
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Age: 58
Posts: 397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dominus
Unless you push them towards the front, they will ingest air, not release it.

But it looks pretty good one way or another.
Too funny...I remember my Dad talking about Cowl Induction discussions back in the 60's and 70's.

It seemed that a lot of people fell into two camps...
  1. There is High Pressure near the Windshield (therefore air goes into vents) or
  2. There is Low Pressure (air is sucked out of vents).
Of course, much like discussions of Politics or Religion, the debate usually gets heated...and changes few minds.



Wayne Hazard Wife is back from Kuwait - Welcome Back, Chief! My Multiply Site
1995 4.6L Thunderbird LX - Daily Driver...1 3/4 Miles to Work and Back
1996 4.6L Thunderbird LX, Vortech V-2 SQ Blown - Heart transplant in the works.
   (If SC+V6 = SuperCoupe, wouldn't SC+V8 = SuperDuperCoupe?)
1997 Mark Martin Signature Thunderbird (AKA: "1 of 6")* - 25k mi Garage Queen
   *A Significant Thunderbird in the Thunderbird RegistryAww, man...I can't believe Mark drives a freekin' Chevy now.
 
RoushTBirdNo1of6 is offline  
post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 03:41 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
 
Traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Chandler AZ
Age: 56
Posts: 9,165
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Traveler
I think there is high pressure air directly at the base of the windshield, (like where the wipers are on our cars) but any further away than that and you lose it.


1997 Thunderbird Sport
Low Miles
Wifes Car
destined to remain stock

1997 T-Bird GT 4.6
80 MM Mustang GT MAF - P&P'd Mustang GT TB and Intake Plenum - PI Intake manifold - PI Heads
Mark VIII Torque Converter - J-Modded 4R70W transmission - Mark VIII Aluminum Driveshaft - 3.73 gears
PBR Brake Calipers - Eibach Springs - KYB Shocks
'89 SuperCoupe front and rear sway bars
SCT Chip programmed by Lonnie Doll
255/50/16 Falken Ziex ZE-512's
True Dual exhaust with Magnaflow DI/DO muffler
<<< SOLD >>>
Traveler is offline  
post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 03:49 PM
6th Gear Poster
 
Teeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Detroit Metro
Age: 44
Posts: 680
sell the stock hood, and purchase a glass one. Drop some weight, and the glass hood can be made to look however you like. I've never cut open the stock hood, but I would imagin the pain will get fubared, and crack around that area in the process. In the end it will take some paint work either way.

Good Luck!

1997 Sport - Work in progress:>
MP BB 304 Teksid 4v- w IC'd / Ported M112
Need:
Eaton pulley puller (VMP or BF preferred)
H/E
Cowl Hood
FRPS
FORE Regulator
Teeps is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome