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Re: Fiberglass and Foam

To: <>, "Chuck Rothfuss" <>
Subject: Re: Fiberglass and Foam
From: "Keith Turk" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:13:02 -0800
see that now we have a spelling expert... Actually I corrected it at home
but not at the shop....  CAMARO CAMARO... and so on...

The Hood scoop is going to be multi-purpose.. one for many manifolds.. like
a tunnel ram that I have with two four barrels and an Enderle Injector set
up that Brad has... so it has to be tall and wide.. the total manifold
height is 5 inches above the hood.. however I see the Rule book allows for
11inches above the hood....also there is a point about 120 degrees of
visibility... and I am not sure where that pertains to... does some of the
drivers side window count in this equation?

The Bird catcher Enderle was planned on running backwards like the mud
racers taking advantage of the high pressure area that is present at the
base of the windshield.. 

with the slant of slope I was planning I am talking about a scoop that
would start at the front of the hood and run back to within 3 inches of the
windscreen... The hood still opens as it swings away from the body work..

any thoughts?
Keith Turk
(non spelling fool)

> From: Chuck Rothfuss <>
> To:;
> Subject: Re: Fiberglass and Foam
> Date: Monday, January 25, 1999 7:09 PM
> Keith,
>   You're just looking for something to mock up the scoop, right?  How
> cardboard and duct tape?  I had a Toyota in Japan that I "restored" that
> way.  I've no idea what shape you're going for, but I've had good luck on
> rounded, jelly bean shapes (air boxes & ducts) using soft foam rubber and
> mylar tape.  I get the general shape with the foam and then wrap it in
> tape.  It's very easy to work when doing odd shapes, because more tape
> and there can correct lumps and other problems.  Once it's on the form a
> heat gun will remove wrinkles from the tape. (and melt the foam if you're
> not careful)    
>   Tell us more about this hood scoop!  Rear facing?  Forward?  How tall?
> How long?  Full hood length with a gradual height increase?  Rounded or
>   Man, I just noticed your signature line and realized I'd been spelling
> Camero wrong all these years.  I used to spell it with two A's.  Glad I
> caught that!
> Chuck Rothfuss
> ECTA  
> At 05:03 PM 1/25/99 -0600, you wrote:
> >anybody got any thoughts on what kind of foam to use to build a hood
> >
> >Keith Turk BN2, AN5, AN9, Bonneville Camero LSR
> >

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