Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by stage2man, Jun 19, 2003.
Hi Kenny, do you have any pictures of the underside of the hood? Thanks Chris
Hi Kenny, come on man, one more pic please from the OTHER (engine) side!!
Thanks, looks REAL COOL!!, but kinda spendy, they need to reconsider that price, and they could sell LOTS of these hoods!!
Does it still latch, and use factory springs?? Or did you have to replace springs with lighter ones?? If not, you should..
Is that bumper fiberglass also?
Chris, my car is blue with a black vinal top. That is a chebby ou: power Buick you're thinking of. He was here at Pacific Raceways about two weeks ago. He claimed that his ram air box that he made, utilizing his existing GS. hood scoops gave him two tenths. I'm a bit skeptical because I've heard the stock hood scoops are to low and at the wrong angle.
Ok,Yes it latches like the stock one,I got some springs from the hardware store today,they don't really work that well. I will be getting the lighter springs,I know the stock ones are a no-no with fiberglass hoods. That's why the stick is holding it up in these pictures.I still have some fine tuning to do on lining it up so it sits more even. I'll be working on that soon.Yes I also just put on the fiberglass bumper about a month and a half ago.Heres some pic's of underneath:TU:
Thanks Kenny for taking those pics!:grin:
Honestly, I'm stunned by the looks of your engine bay!:bglasses:
I'm not really sure that I understand the way VFN molded it in in the bottom, tho. Looks kinda weird.. is it heavy? Do you know how much it weighs?
Are you going to seal hood to carb? Or are you going to leave it alone?o No:
Time for paint!!:TU: :TU:
That is one sweet looking hood! I wanted to ask, is there any trimming or sanding that's needed? Also, is there any flexing when moving it around? My friend has a VFN fiberglass hood on his '94 Z28 and it's holding up excellent. I figured with a fiberglass hood there would be some cracking of the paint from it flexing, but none yet. They seem to have the best quality. I'm looking into putting a stage II scoop on, except it will be on a steel hood as I'm too poor . lol.
I completely understand! I had to use a very low drop-base just to get a 3'' filter under the hood! ou:
THANKS for the answers, and the pics!:TU:
Definetely get the right hood springs ASAP, and even with those take MUCH care opening and closing. I'd make sure to keep the latch and hinges WELL lubricated also, just so there's no binding! :Smarty:
Thanks for the friendly advise,very good points you bring up and well taken. I was also informed to reinforce the latch area as the fiberglass will deteriate after a lot of opening and closing in that area. I will be very careful with it,after all it was a pretty expensive piece and I want it to last a very long time:Smarty:
:jd: :eek2: That looks AWESOME, Kenny!:bglasses: I hadn't actually seen the Stage 2 FIBERGLASSED ON to the hood, but I like it a lot better than the "bolt on hoodscoop" on the Steel hood.
Looks like I have my next ('70 GS) project in progress, by getting a Hood like THAT!:bglasses: :TU:
Hi Kenny, I was looking at your valve covers and was wondering what they are? Maybe its just the picture but they look to me to be taller than Buick covers. Tom
HEY ROBSBUICK,I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PIC'S OF YOUR HOOD. THANKS......CHRIS
It must be the picture.Valve covers are the stock '70 Stage 1.