68 Barracuda Hood

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  1. Wagon of Death

    Wagon of Death Aussie Barracuda Fisherman

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    Hi guys...I want to fit a Mopar scoop to my hood but the 68 has the trims on the bonnet...I dont want to mess with these...Will the 67 hood bolt straight on? If not which model should I be looking for? This car is in Australia too so this is gonna hurt my wallet but its a mod I really want
     
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    famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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    Are you wanting a scooped hood ?
     
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      67 is the same as 68, there is no flat hood that will fit. The 69 hood has a beak in the front, unless you change the grille valance too. If you want a scooped hood buy a fiberglass one or cut-out the bumps in yours.
       
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      • famous bob

        famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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        I have a 6 pack fiberglass pin on , and have been thinking "somewhat " of changing to diff. style hoodscoop. Not going to hack this hood up tho. Toying w/ the idea of selling it.----------(speaking for myself)
         
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        Yep several fiberglass companies make a 67-68 barracuda bolt on hood with a six pack scoop. As well as a flat 67-68 barracuda hood without bumps that you can put your own scoop on. You will need to either remove the hinge springs or replace them with lighter springs. The metal hood is a fairly valuable piece if in good condition. Personally I wouldent cut one up, plus if you ever sell the car or decide to put the original hood back on, at least you will have it to put back on. Hang it on your shop wall as wall art.
         
      • AJ/FormS

        AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s FABO Gold Member

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        Or you could do what I did;
        Remove the inserts and gaskets, and cut out all the parts that lie inside the stud-line, leaving some supportworks. Then elevate the inserts with spacers,(I used short sections of vacuum hose), and re-install the inserts without the gaskets.
        I got about a half inch airgap. With a perimeter of around 56" IIRC, times two, that totals 56 sq inches, nearly 6 times the area of the throttle valves of my 750DP.Then I built a box between the carb air-horn and the underside of the hood and sealed it all up.

        At a later date, I cut a 5 or 6 inch hole in the hood and mounted a small oval aluminum bodied air filter housing on top of the hood (I'm guessing about 7x14) and sealed it to the hood with a V-belt so it's about a half inch up off the hood. The aluminum air filter house has a lip all round it also about 3/8 inch so in total, the filter is nearly 1" up off the hood. I use a filter about 2.25" tall, again guessing. Then I built a different box to seal that hole to the carb. The previous holes are now venting hot underhood air.
        I haven't had any negative comments about it, and I wouldn't care if I did. But by the same token, most comments are like: "interesting"....... so IMO that is a thinly veiled negative comment.
        But it does everything I had hoped it would...... except in the rain I swap out the pleated paper element for an oiled-cloth KnN.

        BTW, the engine is not in the center of the bay, but the filter is in the center of the hood, from left to right. The offset is about 1 inch, no big deal.
        There is a company that will sell you a big housing and some hoses and such; so you can build a RamAir or cowl induction system, under the hood. I think they are called RamAir,lol.
         
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        • moparmat2000

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          Show pix please .
           
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          • clementine

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            Hey AJ/
            Do you have any pictures of your mods including the underside?
            Thanks!

            EDIT: @Moparmatt you must have been typing the same time....great minds think alike.
             
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            • 63spf

              63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! PLYMOUTH'S RULE ! FABO Gold Member

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              I have both for sale. If going to Aussi town ? The shipping would be @ same. Both fiberglass , both pin style
              6-pack style is new !

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              I like this look better , Myself !

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            • moparmat2000

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              Like the 6 pack one myself
               
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                63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! PLYMOUTH'S RULE ! FABO Gold Member

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                So do i, but wanted hinges
                 
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                  Bisagras es Muy Bueno
                   
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                  63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! PLYMOUTH'S RULE ! FABO Gold Member

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                  Dont understand Mex.
                  Sounded like hinges are good ?
                   
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                    Hinges are very good
                     
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                    I'm a gringo from the Northeast but I've been living in West Texas for 25 years you pick up a bit of Spanish when you're here for that long
                     
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                    63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! PLYMOUTH'S RULE ! FABO Gold Member

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                    Ya, almost changed post to very good. Ha ha.
                    I have an old steel hood. Thought maybe trying to apply it to it
                     
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                    63spf MOPAR 4 LIFE ! MOPAR OR NO CAR ! PLYMOUTH'S RULE ! FABO Gold Member

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                    Ya, im a "Haole" white boy living in Hawaii.
                    Same thing learned some Hawaiian
                     
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                  • Wagon of Death

                    Wagon of Death Aussie Barracuda Fisherman

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                    Thanks for the info lads...I believe I can buy a fibreglass one in Australia, and looking at the current exchange rate with our dollar to yours, it might be wiser for me to buy local...Interesting, I thought the 67 bonnet was going to be a winner for me...The police frown on the fibreglass ones too so that counts out the 4 pin hold down i was hoping for too...I was removing the hinge springs anyway and replacing them with some fairly light gas struts
                     
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                    Make your OEM one into wall art. I have 2 hoods for 67-68 barracuda. Both are messed up in one way or another. I will have to fix at least 1 of them. Nobody repops em in steel either.
                     
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                    • famous bob

                      famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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                      If u drive any at high speed w/ a hood scoop , u`ll need more than 4 corner hood pins ! I have 8 on mine ----
                       
                    • AJ/FormS

                      AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s FABO Gold Member

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                      hey Bob
                      what's yur definition of high speed?
                      lol
                       
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                        Hi Wagon of Death, how did you go with that hood in Aus.
                        I am in Ausrealia - Sydney and chasing a hood for my 68 barracuda. Looking at fitting super stock look scoop.
                        Thanks.
                         
                      • Wagon of Death

                        Wagon of Death Aussie Barracuda Fisherman

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                        Hey Pete...havent really got much further to be honest...know someone that does an occasional container US to Oz...think thats my best bet atm...shame our dollar is like 60 cents US
                         
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                        Just saw this ^^^^^^^^^^^^ anything over 100 !
                         
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