New hood and Air Cleaner/Intake

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  1. Ben Plunkett

    Ben Plunkett New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I recently bought a 1979 Camaro and I'm looking to replace the hood and air cleaner on it. It currently has the stock standard flat hood but I was thinking of buying a cowl and looking for your thoughts. Also the "accordion?" piece that connects the air pipe above my rad to the one going to the air cleaner is flaking away to nothing. I was wondering if it would be worth getting a new system altogether or just trying to find a replacement as currently it's just pulling hot air from the engine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That "accordion" hose is tough to find.

    A replacement was made by Mighty Flow. Part #96070
    Dorman also listed it under the same number.

    It was 4 1/8" round 18 1/2" long but could be reshaped at the inlet to fit the oval scoop.
    I believe it was discontinued several years ago but the dimensions might help you find a replacement.

    The part I mentioned is NOT an exact replica of the factory part but it looks good and the material it's made of doesn't tend to rot away like the originals did.

    Rock Auto no longer carries that part but lists numerous alternate part numbers you can try to search for:
    Alternate/OEM Part Number(s): 10001673, 10003040, 1248948, 1249561, 22500147, 22500174, 22501628, 22501828, 25530082, 25530083, 347539, 347582, 347584, 4201145, 489908, 489909, 555692, 555693, 556563, 556704

    Good Luck!
     
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    Thanks! I'll take a look around for those parts. Do you think it would be worth it to replace the stock system with an aftermarket cold air intake? If so do you know of any kits that would fit well?
     
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    Cold Air Intake could be worth the effort but routing it where it actually gets cold air and won't get wet if it rains is an engineering challenge on these cars.
     
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    Yeah it seems fairly challenging finding something that fits and gets in a good spot. With that said do you have any ideas or suggestions for what might work?
     
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    There are cold air intakes systems that you can put together from the Muscle Cars of the 1960`s and 70`s. .Because the parts are still available reproduction.Such a 2 inch steel hood with a air cleaner assembly from a 1969 Camaro Z-28 .1970-2 Chevelle SS. And if you want a taller hood you can have a NASCAR type air cleaner assembly .Also a complete hood and air cleaner assembly from an 1980-1 Z-28 .Just leave it to your imagination.Good luck to y
     

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    If your going for a new hood and breather setup anyway, you could make a "functional" cowl induction setup with a little fab work.

    Here's a pic of mine, it works very well, seals to the hood, isolates the engine heat, uses the low pressure at the base of the windshield and does not suck in the water when it's raining. Leaving the grill open, and keeping the rear hood seals in place also keeps the factory venting functional. The only word of caution is to keep mindful of the base jetting if your carb'd, as when the air get's nice and cool, the AFR's are more affected, and the HP is up.......

    I'm also installing a "cowl induction" like a Z16 breather setup, on my customers 69 BBC Chevelle SS, that might be an option too. I'll post a pic tomorrow night

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    G72ZED , NICE!! set up . where did you get those G bars
     
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    Thanks $ Mike, I made those Y/G braces to fit, simple, but effective beyond what I thought. Did my own custom touches to make plug changes easy.
     

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