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10-01-2003, 04:44 PM
DOES A COWL INDUCTION HOOD WORK OFF OF ELECTRICAL OR MECHANICAL? IF IT'S ELECTRICAL, HOW HARD WOULD IT TO WIRE IT UP TO A CAR THAT DIDNOT COME EQUIPED WITH IT.
10-01-2003, 05:37 PM
Most second gen cowl hoods use an electric solenoid.
One leg of the solenoid is grounded and the other needs 12 volts.
You can switch it any way you want.
10-01-2003, 09:57 PM
ARE THE SOLENOIDS EASY TO FIND? CAN COWLS BE OPERATED BY VACCUM OR WOULD THAT PULL TO MUCH ON THE ENGINE? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
10-02-2003, 08:42 PM
I'm sure you could use a generic 12V solenoid and a little imagination.
10-02-2003, 09:32 PM
Classic industries and year one and the paddock all sell the solenoid.
I would not use vacuum since when you step on the throttle the vacuum goes to near 0. At idle the vacuum is usualy around 17-20". You would have to set it up so that it takes vacuum to close it and that would have the open at WOT but it would also be open when the car is off.
10-31-2003, 12:51 PM
I've got a Z/28 with that, it's electrical. Mine's not hooked up, but there must be some switch that kicks on when you open the throttle. You could just hook a switch up to your throttle linkage.
11-21-2003, 09:52 PM
I have a 1981 Camaro with the stock Air Induction.. It wasn't workin when i bought it last year and it was easy to fiqure out why... during many engine/trans modifications then are removed... my 81 camaro has an electically operated Induction and the switch is located by the gas pedal it is a tan switch that has a nipple on it the thorottle catches when the pedal gets to a certain point.. The switch are usually disconnected and can be easily hooked up with just replacing the stock power to it with an auxually power..(check to see if the orignal power is hooked up.. It is a pink wire that plugs into the lower left half of the fuse block) also to just test the induction run a wire from the battery to where the power wire goes into the hood.. The switches are had to come by but I replaced mine with one from PaddockParts.com
12-08-2003, 02:59 AM
Leave it off it's a waste of money!
12-16-2003, 11:47 AM
To replace the switch cost 14.95 from paddock parts.. and not only does it help to get the stock induction workin but it looks cool when u mash down the throttle.. if you cant afford a new switch sell the car and buy a mustang
01-19-2004, 10:42 PM
YOUR LOCATED IN FLORIDA, CARS SHOULD BE PLENTFUL DOWN THERE.BUY THE ELEC. STUFF NEW AND SCAVAGE THE JUNK YARDS FOR THE REST. I'M FROM OHIO, YOU SHOULD HAVE A ENDLESS SUPPLY OF PARTS.
02-17-2004, 01:52 PM
I was wondering with out the electircal stuff on the cowl hood, can a goodmark be functionable when you seal the hood to the air clearner
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