GT-E or XR7-G Hood scoop differences?

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GT-E or XR7-G Hood scoop differences?

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Post by v194 » 18 Jul 2018, 20:03

If this is the wrong section for posting please let me know but what is the difference between the two scoops?
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What is the measurement between the scoop openings (inlets) on the front of the scoop?

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Re: GT-E or XR7-G Hood scoop differences?

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Post by MercuryDon » 19 Jul 2018, 01:23

GTE does not have the vertical bars in the openings
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Post by v194 » 19 Jul 2018, 05:01

Great Thanks!
Anyone on the measurement as identified on the photo above?

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Post by 19cougar68 » 19 Jul 2018, 06:54

Sorry to hijack this post but I am having difficulty deciding which style, GTE or XR-7G on my project. I would like to make the scoop functional. On the XR-7G I can see where simply removing the material between the grates is doable. What about the GTE scoop? Being fiberglass if I remove the recessed areas to make the scoop functional would the scoop become flimsy over the cutouts whereas the XR-7G style has the vertical grate supports?
Has anyone made either of these scoops functional? Would appreciate any feedback. Thank you, Jim R.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 19 Jul 2018, 09:51

The both scoops can be made functional and it has been done in the past. One important thing to keep in mind is the fact that you need a ram-air air cleaner with a seal for the hood. If you don’t the scoop will only let hot air out of the engine compartment rather than forcing cooler air into the breather element.

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Post by 1967 S Code » 19 Jul 2018, 09:52

I can get the measurements for both scoops later this evening.

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Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


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Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


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Post by 19cougar68 » 19 Jul 2018, 10:52

Steven, thanks for the reply. Since the real Ram Air stuff is so expensive I was just going to foam seal my existing air cleaner housing with a smaller 14" chrome cover. Thanks for the input and sorry to the original poster for the hijack. Jim R

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Post by 1967 S Code » 19 Jul 2018, 11:05

The measurement in question is 8 3/4” for both.

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6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


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Post by xr7g428 » 19 Jul 2018, 13:44

19cougar68 wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 06:54
Sorry to hijack this post but I am having difficulty deciding which style, GTE or XR-7G on my project. I would like to make the scoop functional. On the XR-7G I can see where simply removing the material between the grates is doable. What about the GTE scoop? Being fiberglass if I remove the recessed areas to make the scoop functional would the scoop become flimsy over the cutouts whereas the XR-7G style has the vertical grate supports?
Has anyone made either of these scoops functional? Would appreciate any feedback. Thank you, Jim R.
I have a Cougar with a cut out scoop. My conclusion is that the cut out area is too small and located too close to the hood to actually do anything. If you want a scoop that can work you need to look into the scoop used on the R code cars.
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Re: GT-E or XR7-G Hood scoop differences?

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Post by v194 » 19 Jul 2018, 16:47

1967 S Code wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 11:05
The measurement in question is 8 3/4” for both.

Steven
Thanks Steven. Just so I am clear the middle section is 8.75" on both of the styled scoops?

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