Cowl hood

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Mach5racing, May 2, 2019.

  1. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    Since there is only one cowl hood out there for our cars I was wondering if anyone added a cowl scoop to a factory hood. I have a 69 skylark and I want to add a scoop and give it a little different look. I know there are the stage 2 hood scoops at T/A performance but I’m worried about driving in the rain with one of those. Has anyone added either a fiberglass or steel cowl to a stock hood and had it come out good? Thanks guys
  2. agetnt9

    agetnt9 Agetnt9 (Dan)

    I have not but want to do it to a skylark hood... The cowls are kinda pricy.
  3. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    The universal cowls are pretty reasonable. I really love the look and I want to build one. I’m just worried about it not looking right, cracking or anything like that.
  4. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    I have an 75 Dual snorkel corvette air cleaner in my Buick that i made into the Stage 2. Often thought just to drill holes on the edge of my K&N on the bottom of the air cleaner. So the water drains out onto the intake. But i don’t drive in the rain. And Don’t plan on it in the future. But on the other hand. i keep my K&N oiled. And have a light coat of wheel bearing grease on the bottom of element. To keep dust out of carb. So i don’t see water even working into the carb. That’s my .2 cents
  5. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    Good point. I think the stage 2 would be too open to drive in the rain. I don’t drive my car in the rain often but it happens a couple times a year.
  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    It wont injest enough to hurt anything unless it's a monsoon

    If you want to mold a cowl on be it steel or glass I can talk you thru it, on how to do it and it last indefinitely
  7. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Thank you. What do you recommend, steel or fiberglass?
  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I would do steel myself and panel bond it in place, fiberglass is easier to work with for most people and can also be bonded with no issue so I guess it's either or really
  9. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I agree, no worries on the rain. I've driven with forward facing open hoodscoops in crap weather plenty of times with no issues. You might need to replace your paper filter afterward, but if you've got a cotton/oil type like a K&N it really, really isn't a problem.
  10. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    I use a scoop from a 2009 mustang; it has a point like the hood can be ran open or sealed
  11. TomGS72

    TomGS72 Silver Level contributor

    I have a fiberglass hood and 5" fiberglass cowl scoop. My cowl was put on my hood back in 1996 or 1997, and still looks perfect today. A body shop did mine, so I'm not sure exactly what they bonded it with.
  12. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    That’s awesome to hear. I love the open scoop but I have really always wanted a cowl hood. It just looks badass. Hey jaye do you have a pic of your hood? Right now I’m leaning towards a steel 3” cowl bonded to my stock hood
  13. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    You may be able to see it good; I had the stage 1 scoop for a couple years and didn’t like the look while driving. Got great over the stage 2 hole

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  14. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    That fits surprisingly well. Does anyone know if the stage 2 hoodscoop has nuts in the fiberglass to bolt it to the hood?
  15. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    I put a cowl scoop on my 68 Sportwagon .
    Its a little hard to see , go to YouTube "Buicks @ Atco "
    Its the video with the white 67 GS posted , go to 4.16 minutes
    in the tape .
  16. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    It has tabs or a flange
  17. jaye

    jaye Well-Known Member

    There's a company Canada that make a really great looking cowl hood however, after reading some their feedback I decided not to chance it.
  18. Mach5racing

    Mach5racing Well-Known Member

    Since this has kinda turned into a discussion about all things hoods how do you guys feel about chevelle style racing stripes on a skylark? I have not seen one in person with them but I think it would look pretty good.
  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Our cars get called a chevelle enough as it is,...
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  20. 70skylark350

    70skylark350 Well-Known Member

    people always call mine an Oldsmobile. I would love to see pictures of a cowl hood on a Skylark....

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