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Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« on: August 07, 2015, 06:30:19 PM »
I was not happy with some of the modified shaker scoop air cleaner assemblies I saw so far, so I decided to build my own.  I am a 25 year journeyman sheet metal worker so I know little bit about duct work, fittings and the like so I decided to approach it that way.



The hardest part is figuring out how to mount the thing to the motor itself, the fuel rail has a couple of studs sticking up that seem to be good candidates for mounting.  After a month of mulling this over I came up with the idea of just using what essentially is a transfer rail.  You would bolt the rails down to the studs and then set the plenum down on top of it, that would make it easy to remove in theory: in reality it was a pain in the ass as the nuts kept falling down on the intake manifold and they are very difficult to get out!   I have since figured out a different way of doing this and will just use a little 18 gauge foot at the base of the air plenum and that will be much easier to attach to the rail.



The lower portion is made kind of a home plate shaped plenum with a tombstone shaped cover and a hole cut out for mounting the air filter panel assembly.   If this does go to production event it will be spot welded not riveted as shown here.  Also the front feed will not work due to interference shown here with the intake plenum itself.



 My solutionwas o butcher a stainless bowl and cutting into the base of the plenum, but it's still hit the underside of the hood very lightly.   The production unit will be fed from the side with a 4 inch square-to-round going into the base of the plenum and then the customer will just simply run duct work from the throttle valve to the square-to-round.



this is the finished prototype I learned a lot on doing this and hopefully will fix all the errors for the production units.  As you see it uses a repop scoop; I have a stock one for pattern work.

Thanks to Blocker's for there help in this.


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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 08:41:19 PM »
Might could retrofit off the LT1 SS setup:


Was my first thought anyway, but I'd imagine they're probably hard to come by.

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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 02:38:39 PM »
Good job scarebird, looks like some nice work.


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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 05:00:07 PM »
We have them in production.

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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 08:00:38 PM »
Nice, who will be selling them?

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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 09:56:22 PM »
We will, maybe Butler.  We will see what Blockers has to say too.

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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 04:44:24 AM »
nice work, what color code is the paint on the shaker?
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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 06:32:15 AM »
What size rectangular filter element did you use?

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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 12:37:14 PM »
That looks cool!!

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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 03:54:42 PM »
Yooooo, how do I get one?! Contact me via email bhrojas09@gmail.com

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Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 02:24:30 PM »
I bought the kit from Blockers and then I had to remove the metal plate from the fiberglass of my shaker, and I drilled out the spot welds connecting the ring to the shaker.  From there I measured the amount of angle I needed, the distance I needed in addition to what the ring provided and I made an adapter to weld between the factory ring and the metal plate.  Because the LS motor is about 1" off the seem of the hood, to the passenger side I will glue the metal plate slightly off center so the seem in the shaker matches the seem in the hood.










Re: Functional LS shaker hood scoop
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 02:24:30 PM »
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