• redoing my c4 hood*air vents*reduce air temperatures*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Higg View Post
    The only input, which is quite constructive, is that he develop some manners and not post sarcastic and mean-spirited comments. That's all. I hope it goes well for him and I hope he posts some results and I hope his results are good.

    His comments:

    Hey blackbart, did you figure it out on your own that the design is made for heat to escape, or did you read the title?

    I guess the medicine for jealousitus affected someone else.

    Now, if that isn't rude I do not know what is.
    So, no engineering input, I take it.

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    I would do like I did on aircraft and beef up the hood with fiberglass doublers. I would make sure the hood had good lateral as well as longitudinal support with fiberglass doublers so it would not flex too much and possibly crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GO_VETTE View Post
    I am planning on placing (2) Genesis air vent louvers centered onto my hood.
    I have sketched it in my artpad, and I think it looks nice.
    it will be a a fully functional- it helps reduce air temperature in compartment.

    However I am modifying it, simply being to be able to close off the mesh screens to prevent water from entering When NOT racing and just cruising on street.

    Opening the ducts on the race track. closing on street.

    Unfortunately I cannot share my sketch b/c my stupid scanner has been unable to detect image.
    I have been playing around with it for over an hour, loading new hardware/software and all else.
    I give up, and I am going to bed.
    I hope, I can get it to work, so I may scan and load image.
    I kinda liked the design. No one else has it!

    I think what most folks are saying is to be careful with the structural integrity of the clam shell hood. It is a very large piece of fiberglass- and during cornering, I've seen those hoods wander around a small bit (meaning the hood has some flex and tends to move left & right a bit).

    I'd hate for you to do all that work only to suffer stress cracks.

    Perhaps the trick is not to cut a long openings, but rather to carefully recess the piece into the hood with a deep perimeter groove (and then bond into that space) and then cut the openings from below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Higg View Post
    I would do like I did on aircraft and beef up the hood with fiberglass doublers. I would make sure the hood had good lateral as well as longitudinal support with fiberglass doublers so it would not flex too much and possibly crack.
    There ya go. Productive information for the OP, and interesting reading for the rest of us. Not painful at all.

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    Thanks for the great feedback. Thank you guys.

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    Your welcome Go Vette. Please post photos of it when it is completed. I would be very interested to see photos of under the hood. Good luck on it.

    Paul

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    Paul and everyone else Thank you for your constructive remarks.
    Currently I ran into a few problems.
    My Ford Escape Hybrid required an electric battery $8500.00 not covered by warranty.
    My Mercedes Benz in an accident.
    My father had a stroke and lost his peripheral view and is begging me to settle down.
    time constraints.
    Therefore I am gonna suspend the Vette project for now, and focus on priorities of order.

    I will return and complete the hood, the digital dash, the carbon fiber componenets, the racing IMSA spoiler, TURBOs and the louvers that can close and open and fat flared fenders w/ functional equipment.
    In addition, I will get back to my paintings also. I promised a few members paintings of their cars. I will do em, as I get the mentioned things under control.
    thanks for all, and once more
    You acn only find it on www.corvetteactioncenter.com

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    Go Vette, I am very sorry to hear about your Dad. I will pray for him on my daily prayer walks. I pray that he will get well.

    It seems like you have your plate full.

    I think you are doing the right thing by putting the mod off until things are better. Perhaps you will even improve on your idea in the interim.

    God bless.

    Paul

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    TO BOLDLY GO...
    SOMEONE HAD TO EAT THE FIRST OSYTER..
    IM SURE HIS BUDDIES GAVE HIM A HARD TIME ABOUT THAT ONE....
    I STILL DONT SEE THE LOGIC IN HAVING THEM CLOSED ...FOR ANY REASON..
    BUT MAYBE THAT AN L.A. THANG

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    It certainly looks different and has a logical purpose...some will like some wont...all depends on just how modified one likes their vette.
    I recall one company sold a kit that installed in the wheelwells that utilised up to 3 electric fans to pull the air from the headers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Higg View Post
    The only input, which is quite constructive, is that he develop some manners and not post sarcastic and mean-spirited comments. That's all. I hope it goes well for him and I hope he posts some results and I hope his results are good.

    His comments:

    Hey blackbart, did you figure it out on your own that the design is made for heat to escape, or did you read the title?

    I guess the medicine for jealousitus affected someone else.

    Now, if that isn't rude I do not know what is.
    My own constructive advice for you is that sarcasm provides levity and not everyone is trying to be an uptite authority figure imposing their personal uptite morality on everyone else .....
    And you should seek a surgeon to remove your stick!
    How's THAT for sarcasm BUBBA?

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    THIS IS ANOTHER CHAPTER IN AN AGE OLD CONVERSATION...
    SUMMED UP THIS WAY...
    ANYBODY CAN RESTORE A CLASSIC
    IT TAKES A REAL MAN TO CUT ONE UP

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    One off hoods are cool!!! Cut it I did mine

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    Go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
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    I STILL DONT SEE THE LOGIC IN HAVING THEM CLOSED ...FOR ANY REASON.....
    Think about it for a moment. Once the hot (and possibly oil fumed engine compartment) air exits out the vents, it is blown backward by the car forward motion. Once it hits the windshield, it creates a high pressure area, and while most of it will roll up the windshield, a portion of the hot, smelly air will enter the cowl air intake that feeds the passenger compartment. This isn't fun, nor particulary beneficial for efficient a/c operation. On a track, the open vents will help relieve the underhood temp and pressure, and ought to be tolerable for short stints with the window open.

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    Interesting; hash stripes on the right.

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