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84 Mustang GT Hood Clearance Help !!!!

Need some help picking out the correct height cowl hood for my mustang.
What height cowl hood have you used to clear a 460 w/Ford Racing Single plane, Dominator with a 1" spacer? I'm using older 3 pc motor mounts and it looks to me like I need at least a 4" hood and maybe a 6"? any Suggestions?

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I have a 3" hood and if fits as long as I don't use an aircleaner. Carb clears the hood by less the 1/2". That's with D&D mounts and a Stealth intake, no spacer but I want to run one. I would say get the 6" hood and avoid the hassle.
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sounds like your going to need a 6in hood,,

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Thats what I'm thinking. I have a buddy bringing over a 4" cowl hood off his car, We are going to mock it of Thursday. I'll post the findings.

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I have a 4" on mine and it clears.

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I have a 4" on mine and it clears.
What intake are you running? Do you have enough clearance to run a air cleaner? Who's hood?

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I have a 4" Cervini's hood. Victor intake, 1" spacer, Dominator. There was minimal clearance but it seemed to work well. The front carb vent had about 1/4 to the bottom of the hood and the front float adjustment probably had 3/8th's. I had built an airpan to seal to the bottom part of the hood. I cut a round air filter and placed it at the back of the hood at the cowl opening for when I would drive around alot. I forgot the filter once when racing at the track. It didn't seem to slow the car at all. The air pan greatly helped performance as did the spacer.

You can see a pic of my setup at www.bigblockfox.com under my name car/Brenden Howe.

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I have a 4" Cervini's hood. Victor intake, 1" spacer, Dominator. There was minimal clearance but it seemed to work well. The front carb vent had about 1/4 to the bottom of the hood and the front float adjustment probably had 3/8th's. I had built an airpan to seal to the bottom part of the hood. I cut a round air filter and placed it at the back of the hood at the cowl opening for when I would drive around alot. I forgot the filter once when racing at the track. It didn't seem to slow the car at all. The air pan greatly helped performance as did the spacer.

You can see a pic of my setup at www.bigblockfox.com under my name car/Brenden Howe.
Looks nice, I like how you used cylinders instead of a prop rod.
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here is mine, with a victor intake, 1in spacer, i needed a 6 in hood.. i can get a shot tomorrow if needed from the back of the hood to show how close it is..


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Looks Like a 6" one is the one for me !! 4" was way to tight of my taste.

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here is mine, with a victor intake, 1in spacer, i needed a 6 in hood.. i can get a shot tomorrow if needed from the back of the hood to show how close it is..

460stang79, where did you get your 6" cowl hood from? seems to be very few manufactures of 6" cowls for 86 and older stangs !! any suggestions?
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i picked mine up at the englishtown swapmeet last year.. i forget who makes it, there is a place in delaware that makes then.. i think liberty mustang supply,, or something like that.. they are in most of the mustang mags..HO fibertrends make some good stuff from what i hear also..

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Cool, Thanks That Helps the Hunt !!
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Dave,I have a 5 or 6" HO Fibertrends hood on my 89 Must

If you want some pictures let me know.I have a 460 in it with a Victor intake and about a 1/2" spacer.I have quite a few pictures of my hood.

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Shoot them to me would love to see them.

Got a borrowed 4" hood to fit but had to remove the spacer and cut one vent tube about 1/2" to get it to clear. not sure of the manufacture of the hood. Looking into the Liberty Mustang 5" hood.

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