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Sorry for the crappy pic, but I just got the new NASA/NACA hood and hinges installed and wanted to let you guys see the transformation that is taking place. Kinda miss the look of the old hood with the stripes, so I'm looking around for cool hood treatments for NASA hoods on 'verts. Lots of work ahead. :-/

 

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By the way, I think the hood looks great, awesome quality. Thanks to Don at OMS!

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Very nice Doc, they are quite a bit different looking from the drivers seat as well!

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Looks good Doc, but I miss the white stripes already!

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Very nice Doc, they are quite a bit different looking from the drivers seat as well!

 

Thanks! Yep, you got that right. Felt like I was parking with Braille as I put her in the garage. :P


Cool! It's going to look like a different car without those stripes.

 

I know. Gonna have to ask Rocketfoot to create an new VIP emblem. :cool:


Nice! You are going to love the look! Why not go functional Ram Air?

 

Thanks! The functional is tempting, and may be in the plans for the future....


Looks good Doc, but I miss the white stripes already!

 

I know, right? Anyone have pics of a convertible with NASA hood with stripes? I don't recall ever seeing one.


Very cool Doc!

 

Thanks. Once I get the scoop inserts and the scoop "inserts" (don't know what they're called) installed, I'll take some better pics and start getting serious about the looks.

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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I can't wait to see better pics. Reminds me of the hood on my ramair ws6 ta. I miss that car when the weather gets nice. My brother used to describe how in your face that car was with "it's like walking around with your d*** hanging out of your pants..."

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I can't wait to see better pics. Reminds me of the hood on my ramair ws6 ta. I miss that car when the weather gets nice. My brother used to describe how in your face that car was with "it's like walking around with your d*** hanging out of your pants..."

 

LOL. I know what you mean. :D

 

Better pics coming soon!

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Here you go Doc

 

 

Interesting stripe treatment, I'm just trying to decide what to do with my hood, haven't decided between mach one stripe or body colour and paint the scoops black.

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Hey Doc,

 

I just finished putting my NASA hood on my '73. I did the install and the spray job complete, plus lockdowns. I'm really knocked out with the finished look.

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Thought i'd post a couple of pics to help give you a bit of an idea as well.

 

(Gold Glow with Satin Black Lacquer Inserts/ pinstriping tape.)

 

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Doc,

it looks really good.

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Looks great Doc,

I think you'll like the NASA hood treatment, but I didn't love mine until I put the functional Ram Air into it. Just make you feel better watching the flappers open and close as it warms up!

 

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Thanks for the compliments and pics, everyone. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Looks great Doc,

I think you'll like the NASA hood treatment, but I didn't love mine until I put the functional Ram Air into it. Just make you feel better watching the flappers open and close as it warms up!

 

Marty

 

Marty, flappers should be

open with motor off

closed with motor running

open at wide open throttle

They should not be opening and closing as the motor warms up

Don

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Lookin' good, Doc!

 

I'll bet that red & white 'vert's stripe job would look awesome in blue & white. ;) :D

 

Thanks Eric. I was thinking the same thing! :)

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Looks great Doc,

I think you'll like the NASA hood treatment, but I didn't love mine until I put the functional Ram Air into it. Just make you feel better watching the flappers open and close as it warms up!

 

Marty

 

Marty, flappers should be

open with motor off

closed with motor running

open at wide open throttle

They should not be opening and closing as the motor warms up

Don

 

Don,

You are "Spot On" as usual. I checked and they are working as you described. I tried to talk my wife into holding on to the hood and check at open throttle, but she declined.

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Nice, sharpstang. I think that looks great!

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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Wow, that looks like what I'm looking for. Either that, or the stripes. Gotta get a little work done on the hood so the seam alignment is better, and get the ding fixed in the PS fender, so I've got some time to think about it. Thanks for the pics!!

Doc

Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

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