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Old May 24th, 2003, 18:47
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Hood Vents?

Hiya fellas, just wondering who has done the hood vents thing, and what vehicle you took them out of? I like hte long ones and I believe they come out of a gran prix? Cant quite remember? anyone havea write up or direction to point me? Engine just been running a bit hot on really humid days and could use some better air flow. Thanks for any and all help.
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Old May 24th, 2003, 19:00
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One set off a turbo Sunbird (1989)
One set off a Turbo Lebaron
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Old May 24th, 2003, 19:01
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I have a friend who did the hood scoop vent thing. His XJ doesn't get over 180 degrees, ever. If you stand infront of his hood on a good day with it running, you can blow dry your hair. No joke, it dissepates so much heat. I'm probobly going to do it too.
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Old May 24th, 2003, 19:03
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What exactly do you mean by "hood scoop vent thing?" Could you be a little more specific? Any other vehicles to look for vents from? Thanks!
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Old May 24th, 2003, 20:36
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This was covered recently, click here for the last thread.
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Old May 24th, 2003, 21:46
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Right, I read that post, but I know that I want them because htey will do what I want them to, but what vehicles have them is my question. Year and make would help. Is that fair?
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Old May 24th, 2003, 22:39
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Some have used the ones from 5.9 ZJs. They're cool but probably hard to find
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Old May 24th, 2003, 23:46
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I posted two vehicles and pics
the longer ones which I think ericxj is using too, are from a turbo lebaron (dont know year.
Heres a pic (and my gaugepod, a tufor)
of the installed and painted Lebaron vents. They were positioned directly over the headers. 4.0l guys would prob want to put them in different

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Old May 25th, 2003, 01:31
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Yes I have the Lebaron Turbo vents (thanks THE_OWL) and I put a detailed write-up on my site http://www.ericsxj.com/vents.htm



I have extra vents if anyone needs some. Contact me via PM if interested)
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I found a pair from a '76 Datsun 280Z and they work quite well. It is hard to find these in useable shape due to age and sun damage, but they can be found. I can send pics via e-mail if you want. The turbo Lebaron ones are good too, but kinda heavy as they're made from pot metal. Grand Cherokee and Grand Prix vents look the best but are usually very pricey. I got my 280Z vents for $1.50 each and the local Pull - N - Save.

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Old May 25th, 2003, 04:31
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...The turbo Lebaron ones are good too, but kinda heavy as they're made from pot metal...
"pot metal" ?? No, they are fiberglass...
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Old May 25th, 2003, 07:55
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where is the best place to locate the vents? In the front or on the back side of the hood. Which placement is more benifical for heat disapation?
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There will be a lot of opinions about the best place to put a vent, but for the Lebaron vents you are pretty much limited to where I have mine. Otherwise you will need to cut into the hood supports and I don't think thats a good idea.
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Old May 25th, 2003, 13:16
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My hood supports are chopped up
but they still have a structural piece that connects the width of the hood.
Mine were put there for direct placement over the headers and they move some serious heat
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