Tunnel ram inq.

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    chevysrule454 Veteran Member

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    Does anyone have a pic or better yet a template or measurments of a second Gen with a small block and a dual quad tunnel Ram. Its come time to cut up my hood and Iv only got one shot at it.Cant screw it up. If someone else has done it , and could share there secrets, it would sure save my but in the end,and i would be very greatful.
     
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    start small and keep making it larger until the hood closes. that's how I did mine. are you cutting a stock steel hood or what?

    diferent manifolds have different dimensions.. unless you have a weiand I can't really help. maybe pics will give you an idea of where to start.

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    K5JMP has a lift off hood, which is the ideal situation - if you are trying to use stock hinges there is such an arc that the hole will need to extend out MUCH farther towards the front of the car, so you'll have a gaping hole in front of the motor that appears to not be necessary whan the hood is closed

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    mine is a glass L-88 hood on the stock hinges and aero-catches to hold it down:innocent:

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    yes that confirms that I am a dumbass...more reason why I should be downstairs working on my car instead of sittin on my lasy arse....

    my tunnel ran (vintage Edelbrock) is the tallest I could find, and with the hillborn-ish scoop I couldn't get a hinged hood to look right
     
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    that thing is hooooooge man.. lol:eek:
    I tried to keep mine pretty short. I want to add to the scoop so I don't have to carry a trashbag for those unexpected thunderstorms;)
     
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    I guess I'm a D/A too because the arc explanation made sense to me. lol
     
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    the arc explanation is real.
    the entire front bowl on my 660 is exposed to clear the aircleaner on the way down. the backside of the hole can be much tighter to the carb.
    on mavericks setup it would be one really long hole... lol:eek:
     
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    take hood of car, take roll of masking tape, run tape from left fender to right fender in front of ram, run tape from right fender to left fender bhind ram, run tape from rear cowl to front header next to ram, repeat on other side of ram, now you have the exact location of ram in relationship to hood, use a tape measure to transfer the box you made w tape to thehood and whala perfectly placed hole, remember the hole will to be a little longer at back and front to raise hood.
     
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    ^ this should work perfectly for a lift-off hood.:cool:
     

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