Tue Apr 02 2013 21:09:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1969 Boss 302. Greatly executed resto-mod!

Sean Anthony

Wed Apr 03 2013 17:37:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I love the look of the shaker hood scoops on those classics. I wonder why they left those out in the newer models

Wed Apr 03 2013 19:14:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Like all such scoops, its purpose is to increase performance at high speed by a 'ram air' effect, delivering high pressure air to the engine. Unfortunately engines draw air in hundreds of cubic feet per minute so scoops are not practical to raise intake pressures significantly. Other benefits of a shaker hood include elevation to prevent water from being drawn on flooded terrain, a cooler source of air, and a more direct path to the engine's throttle plate. Because of the high volume of air that engines draw, rain, even a downpour, cannot cause significant damage/wear to the engine.

Carl Chase

Wed Apr 03 2013 18:53:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I think the most recent stang with one was the 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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