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Solarman
Dennis mcIntyre

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11/09/2007 10:02PM

Main British Car:


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Hood Cowl
Posted by: Solarman
Date: December 18, 2007 07:42PM

Any body have any pictures of a Hood cowl for a B? I am in the middle of trying to cover the beast within.
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jblanchard@hcpg.net
Jeb Blanchard
Collierville, TN
(52 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 01:01PM

Main British Car:
1961 MGA Chevy 4.3 Vortec V-6

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Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: jblanchard@hcpg.net
Date: January 16, 2008 11:21AM

Dennis,

My hood cowl is on an MGA but the concept is the same. The engine bay is so small in an "A" that we had to vent heat from the motor. We are not using the cowl to bring fresh air into the carb.

Jeb


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V6 Midget
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: V6 Midget
Date: January 16, 2008 01:38PM

Dennis, with the amount of coverage you need as far as height and depth go I think I'd try something similar to the idea Jeb showed, but longer and blended into the front of the hood area. Morespeed Performance makes a modified C type hood that would probably clear your engine, but making your own isn't terribly difficult if you have a minimum of metal working skill. I did a pretty large bulge in my Midget hood to clear the fuel injection using panels cut from an old hood I picked up at a swap meet.


Solarman
Dennis mcIntyre

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Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: Solarman
Date: March 07, 2008 10:04PM

Well got the cowl done what you think?
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WernerVC
Werner Van Clapdurp
Lynchburg, Va
(93 posts)

Registered:
09/06/2009 12:56PM

Main British Car:
MGB 1977 Rover 3.5

Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: WernerVC
Date: September 10, 2009 04:15PM

Dennis,
Very nice car!
What engine did you use?
Read my message to you.
Werner


motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
(118 posts)

Registered:
09/12/2009 02:45PM

Main British Car:
1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: motek
Date: September 12, 2009 02:55PM

Can you see over it?


Solarman
Dennis mcIntyre

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Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: Solarman
Date: December 03, 2009 03:30PM

I have nothing to see over it!! the car is so low what else is needed to see? the hard part is looking at a stop light over the window frame!! LOL



socorob
Robbie
La
(173 posts)

Registered:
09/17/2009 04:42PM

Main British Car:
1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Ford 2.8 V6

Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: socorob
Date: December 05, 2009 07:58PM

what kind of seats are you using?


mindseye
John Csuhany
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(76 posts)

Registered:
11/18/2009 11:40AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB 1962 Buick 215 cu. in.

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Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: mindseye
Date: December 15, 2009 01:27PM

that is a really nice car...I too am interested in what you got in there??


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4414 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 15, 2009 06:26PM

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What engine did you use?
Quote:
I too am interested in what you got in there??

We've spend so much time building a photo gallery and a huge collection of "How It Was Done" articles, and you guys can't be troubled...

Dennis McIntyre's How It Was Done article


mindseye
John Csuhany
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(76 posts)

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11/18/2009 11:40AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB 1962 Buick 215 cu. in.

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Re: Hood Cowl
Posted by: mindseye
Date: December 16, 2009 09:35PM

heres something I found locally....apparently this puppy has a chev 305 in it
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