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MR. FBDY
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« on: March 20, 2013, 09:09:52 AM »

I am sure someone here has mounted a shaker scoop to the bottom of their hood.   How do you do it?
Is there a kit that glues it on?
I have the shaker and hood painted already and wanted to mount them together.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 09:11:35 AM »

I am sure someone here has mounted a shaker scoop to the bottom of their hood.   How do you do it?
Is there a kit that glues it on?
I have the shaker and hood painted already and wanted to mount them together.

Just out of curiosity, why?

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 09:14:52 AM »

I have seen people glue them with some epoxy, and I have also seen people use metal to mount it to the inner structure of the hood.

He is doing it more than likely for clearance.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 09:33:39 AM »

I have also seen people use metal to mount it to the inner structure of the hood.

He is doing it more than likely for clearance.
I used epoxy to attach two metal pieces to the shaker, these slid in to the inner structure of the hood for a nice, none-permanent mounting solution.

I have clearance issues.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 09:45:00 AM »

I did this over 30 years ago to my 305cid Firebird I had. I found a T/A hood from a junk yard and a shaker scoop. I mounted it with aluminum strips connected to hood braces. didn't look to good but I didnt mess up the hood.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 09:53:31 AM »

I am doing it so when you open the hood, the scoop comes up with it.   I was planning to run a open element 14" round air cleaner on the engine since I dont think I have the correct base for it anyway.  I just wanted the scoop to come up, out of the way when you open the hood. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 09:58:08 AM »

I am doing it so when you open the hood, the scoop comes up with it.   I was planning to run a open element 14" round air cleaner on the engine since I dont think I have the correct base for it anyway.  I just wanted the scoop to come up, out of the way when you open the hood. 

I was just curious. My Air cleaner sit inside of my shaker, so mine is glued to the hood too. Whoever glued mine used brown epoxy (like they use to attack the hood braces to the hood) but its due to come off soon.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 10:22:59 AM »

Personally I don't like them but if you have to do it make sure you get the height correct, I've seen so many bolted all the way up and they just look funny.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 12:52:40 PM »

2nd gen Firebirds are kind of limited on hood choices if you want something that will give you extra clearance under the hood- a shaker bolted/bonded onto the hood does give you a little more room for taller intakes, especially when you use a smaller diameter air cleaner. I do prefer the the shaker to be mounted to the engine (nothing like seeing the shaker kick over when you rev the engine), but I understand why alot of them get attached to the hood- T/A shaker bases are hard to come by, and when you do find one you'll pay for it.
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