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So what are your plans for the hood?

 

Well, I have a stock hood, and I have a guy that wants to swap me a Cervini two-inch cowl hood for my Cervini Type IV. I'm waiting on pics of the cowl hood, and I'd rather cut up a glass hood than a stock aluminum hood because there's no frame under a cowl hood (I don't think). I am NOT going to cut my Type IV.

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Those hoods have an inner and outer layer but no real frame between them. Once you cut it open just seal the two pieces together with some fiberglass and some resin epoxy. Should remain fairly strong

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Ya know that lip at the top o f the firewall? Well, there was some question about whether or not I'd have to trim it back to fit the blower on the car. I decided to try it out.  I think we're good to go.

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Would be cool to take a roadtrip with that and post a photo from every state. Obviously some states might be a tad difficult but over a few years that would be amazing.

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On Wednesday evening, I took it to the shop that's gonna install the blower. As of yesterday, we have the blower installed, the cooling system reconnected, the fuel system reconfigured and connected, the new electric fans mounted, and the linkage setup started. Still need to connect the fans, clean up the electrical (because of changes in sensor placement and removal of A/C), and mount/connect the breather tank to the valve covers.

We hope to fire it up sometime today, and if that happens, there will be videos. (It's gonna whine like an ex-wife looking for more alimony.)

Here are last night's progress pics:

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Beast mode. When will it be buttoned up and back on the road? What kind of weight did that thing add to the front of the car?

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This is why I live in Texas, coastal bay fishing, 75 mph coastal hwy's, and Blower Tribute ponies! Or just 1?

 

No longer a tribute car. The blower demanded that I remove "SHELBY" from the hood and deck lid. I'll eventually remove the stripes too.

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On Friday night (the night those pics were taken), the car tried to die every time I came to a stop. I tore the carbs down on Saturday to establish what I had in the carb (jets, air bleeds, and power valve), and ended up bumping up the jets two sizes, and 1 full turn from zero on the mixture screws. It now runs like a top, and starts relatively easily. I went to a meet Saturday night, and Austin Cars & Coffee yesterday. Here are some pics and memes that resulted

 

 

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