The Virginia Muscle Car

Installing Hood Vents



Hood vents were added to improve engine cooling because the radiator duct design restricts under-hood air flow. Original cars had one air vent opening at the back of the hood, but my car has a reinforcement rib here, so two vents were placed to the side of the hood.

Vent screen was formed to make the screen surface level with hood surface. First made a paper template with raised edge (using metal brake) and then a similar vent screen.







Underside after installation (used PL polyurethane sealant for glue and black silicon caulk) One piece metal frame was cut from sheet aluminum and later painted black.








Finished vent with door edging plastic used around opening.








Both vents are installed just above the engine exhaust headers.








Daylight picture of the vents ~George





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