I say keep what you have, looks nice and aggressive. Is there a reason you need to change it/add more clearance or just something you're thinking about?
- The scoop does work fine and gives plenty of air to keep the engine cool while cruising. Just thinking of something a little less "aggressive".
I think the factory GT scoop is the only one that looks right on the early Mustangs. But, opinions are like....
- I agree with both statements here, Opinion was asked for!
What setup are you running that needs so much height?
The following is unvarnished opinion:
1) What you have now isnít bad, but it is a tad... out of place or something. Still, I kinda like it.
2) Normally Iíd say teardrops are for Thunderbolts, but youíve got a pro street thing going on that can pull it off.
3) Cowl hoods are for Chevys and foxbodies. Iím standing by that one.
4) Iíve seen a version of the 67 Shelby scoop on a 65-66 hood that is raised up quite a bit, but Iím not sure itís tall enough to clear whatever you have goin on there.
- You pretty well have summed up my feelings on all you points there. I like that Maier hood (I wished that I would have set the stang up more for handling / all around performance like the one in the picture). I used to have that same front valence on the car years ago.
Originally Posted by Redneckgearhead
I'd install dropped motor mounts and a stock hood..
- The stance of the car is low, the way I like it but still has a far amount of ground clearance with the custom headers a and 3" exhaust tucked up tight under it. It is doable but would take more fabrication than I would be willing to do at this time.
The setup is a 351 Cleveland with C302 Motorsport heads. This is one of my favorite Ford small blocks, but this head combination only allows one type of standard intake manifold and it sits high. I could save about an inch removing the heat separation spacer but probably not a good idea in the Florida summer. The though of going back to a stock style of cast iron head would open some possibility's (lower rise intake or a tunnel ram) IMO the engine looks darn good the way it is.... tuff options...