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Anyone know where there is a custom shop in SE Michigan that I can get louvers cut/bent in my stock hood? It’s something I am considering to get air out from under the hood.

Any idea how much something like that costs (minus paint).

Thanks:bigthumbsup
 

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I contacted Silver Horse Racing a few months ago about this idea. Mario said that he didn't believe that there would be a market for them. End of conversation.

I disagree.

On the backside of the stock hood there are already plenty of spaces that could be cut out to accept louvers.

I would be interested in this as well.

In the mean time I have removed the rear hood rubber weather stripping to help remove the heat while driving. The only draw back to this idea is you cant use the outside air for ventilation in the cab. It draws in hot air from under the hood.

Unless I'm wrong in my thinking Squidd, your driving your car wwaaaayyy faster than most, :happyhapp

With the rear hood weather stripping removed a vacuum would be created in that area and air would be drawn in, over the engine bay and then finally traveling under the car.

Hope someone comes up with some hood louvers. I wouldn't think twice about installing them.
 

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CarFX out in Oklahoma makes these vents for the hood. A guy I know out there had these done for his Roush 427R Trak Pak that he road races. Pretty cool looking and functional.
 

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CarFX out in Oklahoma makes these vents for the hood. A guy I know out there had these done for his Roush 427R Trak Pak that he road races. Pretty cool looking and functional.
Looked up CarFX - Tulsa - sent them an email.

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Don't think a GT500 will fit a standard GT. the front grill area is different.
 

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I contacted Silver Horse Racing a few months ago about this idea. Mario said that he didn't believe that there would be a market for them. End of conversation.
Mario........perfect:D:bigthumbsup

I disagree.

On the backside of the stock hood there are already plenty of spaces that could be cut out to accept louvers.
I’m with you. There is certainly a way of doing it. A while back one of the two big Mustang magazines had a S197 cover car that was white with red stripes and the entire stock hood was louvered. The owner said he planned on doing the Silver State Classic with the car. I’m not so sure there would be a huge market for it but there is no doubt that you could cut louvers in the stock hood.

I would be interested in this as well.

In the mean time I have removed the rear hood rubber weather stripping to help remove the heat while driving. The only draw back to this idea is you cant use the outside air for ventilation in the cab. It draws in hot air from under the hood.
That could get a bit hot in the cabin. Combine that with the heat from the cats that comes through the floor and you may burst into flames!:happyhapp:gringreen

Unless I'm wrong in my thinking Squidd, your driving your car wwaaaayyy faster than most, :happyhapp
In some cases yes.;) I am planing on doing the Maxton Mile with it while I am there runnig a turbo GSXR1000. And there is only one speed goal there and that is 200mph. Getting the car going that fast is going to take some serious air management.

With the rear hood weather stripping removed a vacuum would be created in that area and air would be drawn in, over the engine bay and then finally traveling under the car.
I can’t believe you just said that! You are one of the few people who understands how a cowl induction hood works. Or why they are called cowl induction hoods for that matter. I think I love you.:)

Hope someone comes up with some hood louvers. I wouldn't think twice about installing them.
I found some bolt on ones with a google search but they were all quite small and seemed to be targeted at the 4x4 market. They were strictly a cut a hole, rivet a louvered plate on affair. My machinist told me and I found a few for sale through google machines that made the cuts and bends the louvers. They were very “hot rod”. I’m guessing there has to be a hot rod shop that has the tooling and can do the work.

thanks for your input:bigthumbsup
 

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CarFX out in Oklahoma makes these vents for the hood. A guy I know out there had these done for his Roush 427R Trak Pak that he road races. Pretty cool looking and functional.
Those are pretty cool (pardon the pun:D) but I am thinking I want to move a LOT of air and those are a bit small. I also like to be stealth as possible (if I do this is will be to an alternate hood I can swap out), not like the louvers I am talking about will be stealth anyway. Thanks for the pics, that's one pissed looking car.:bigthumbsup

Looked up CarFX - Tulsa - sent them an email.

Thanks
Unfortunately not nearly the size I am looking for:(

Here ya go Moss Mustang Store - Parts and Accessories for your Ford Mustang

You can just buy those louvers. Looks like they mount on the underside of the hood.
As far as "bolt on" ones go those work the best for me. Very clean looking and under the plane of the hood. Thanks!


Here is a pic of the car that gave me the thought. But it says it's carbon fiber hood. I figured since the stock hood is so light why fork over the big bucks for a replacement. The work could cost as much as the hood though for all I know.

Maybe I'm going in the wrong direction:headscratch: Maybe I should be working on a belly pan instead:scratchchin
 

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I vote belly pan. If you're shooting for top speed, a pan will definitely add mph. 2010 GT's have 7% less drag, and 23% less front end lift then ours. The factory belly pan is the biggest contributing factor.

Edit: The 2010 pan fits 05-09's. Or so somebody who has tried it says. Just have to drill two holes.
 

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I found a decent site a while back... I think they'd look good painted body color... Hmmm... :scratchchin

http://www.raceace.com/products.html

I'd get the "long" ones if any.


sqidd, I'd be happy to photoshop them on the stock hood for you if you'd like to see how they'd look. Just let me know color/size/placement! :bigthumbsup
 

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sqidd ~

This is a rough estimate of what these (Medium Powder-Coated Semi-Gloss Black Hi-Flow Aluminum Louver Set) would look like. The sizing is approximate... I'm not sure how big they'd be in real life. They're 9 X 14, so it may be somewhat accurate. :bigthumbsup

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Sometimes the more cartoonish something appears... The better you can imagine it... :scratchchin
RunCool Heat Extractors cartoony.jpg

By the way, the louvers include all the mounting hardware and the needed drill bit... This can't be any more difficult than installing a Shaker... :scratchchin :scratchchin :scratchchin
 

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I found a decent site a while back... I think they'd look good painted body color... Hmmm... :scratchchin

RunCool Real Heat-Escape Hood and Side Louvers

I'd get the "long" ones if any.


sqidd, I'd be happy to photoshop them on the stock hood for you if you'd like to see how they'd look. Just let me know color/size/placement! :bigthumbsup
Thaks for the offer but I'm not to keen on the bolt on louvers. Hell, I don't know what I want yet, LOL. I wish I could find a picture of an S197 in a wind tunel with the smoke going up over the hood. I'm curious about where the pressure points are at. That would dictate placement. I wonder if the Shelby hood is very effective. The vents are right behind the rad, where most of the air is going through. That could be a great spot to suck that air right out of there. Maybe even more effective with a belly pan.
 

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sqidd ~

This is a rough estimate of what these (Medium Powder-Coated Semi-Gloss Black Hi-Flow Aluminum Louver Set) would look like. The sizing is approximate... I'm not sure how big they'd be in real life. They're 9 X 14, so it may be somewhat accurate. :bigthumbsup

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Sometimes the more cartoonish something appears... The better you can imagine it... :scratchchin
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By the way, the louvers include all the mounting hardware and the needed drill bit... This can't be any more difficult than installing a Shaker... :scratchchin :scratchchin :scratchchin
I must admit they look pretty low profile and that's the look I like. It's just all the hardware that bothers me. The ones poset above that mount o the backside of the hood look great but it would need to be painted where the holes were cut. Ad I still don't know what would be good for placement??? They look great right there but for all I know they are 100% ineffective due to the cars aerodynamics.:headscratch: Damn, I wish I had a wind tunel:D
 

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I vote belly pan. If you're shooting for top speed, a pan will definitely add mph. 2010 GT's have 7% less drag, and 23% less front end lift then ours. The factory belly pan is the biggest contributing factor.

Edit: The 2010 pan fits 05-09's. Or so somebody who has tried it says. Just have to drill two holes.

Great info. I need to stop and look at one of those. Those percetages are HUGE! And it beats the crap out of a custom one. i woder how much they cost???

thanks:bigthumbsup
 

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Looks like the area behind the rad is the best place to have the vents. I'm sure Ford put them there for a reason. I wish I could afford the entire frot end of that car. I'll bet that would work fine.:bigthumbsup
 

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Belly pan is on my to-buy-list as well.

Behind the rad is probably the most ideal location. It's a low pressure zone, and should suck out a lot of heat from the radiator and/or blower. Works well on the 03-04 cobras anyways :bigthumbsup I think the closer you get to the windshield, you'll lose efficiency and it'll transition from extraction to induction.
 

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Belly pan is on my to-buy-list as well.

Behind the rad is probably the most ideal location. It's a low pressure zone, and should suck out a lot of heat from the radiator and/or blower. Works well on the 03-04 cobras anyways :bigthumbsup I think the closer you get to the windshield, you'll lose efficiency and it'll transition from extraction to induction.
Did you by any chance check how much Ford is charging for the 2010 engine belly pan? I was just about to lay one up in cabon. Glad I didn't yet. It's a PITA!:D
 
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