just wanted to see if our esteemed panel could indentify whats going on with the hood of this vehicle vis-a-vis the wires. ive already found the answer.

- dave 1-07-2021 4:11 pm

they have just been for "looks" i believe, no function at all.......shelby?

- Skinny 1-07-2021 5:05 pm [add a comment]

They attach to pins, and theoretically stop the hood from popping all the way up from air pressure while drag racing, cutting off vision, or even smashing into the windshield.
- anonymous (guest) 1-07-2021 5:15 pm [add a comment]

  • That's me; wasn't signed in. The hood scoop however, is fake, and only serves to impede aerodynamics.
    - alex 1-07-2021 5:17 pm [add a comment]

    • Standard Mustang, maybe Mach 1. The matt black is to reduce glare.
      - alex 1-07-2021 5:18 pm [add a comment]

    • On the trans am course, cars accelerate and brake hard, along with making hard turns. Occasionally the hood latch might malfunction, and the hood could pop up, blocking the drivers view.

      Some cars adopted hood pins as an additional way to secure the hood. There are two small holes in the hood, where additional studs poke up, being attached to the radiator support cross member. These small studs have a hole cross-drilled in them.

      A thick wire clip is inserted in the cross-drilled pin-hole, preventing the hood from being opened until the pins are removed. In order to prevent the clips from getting lost, they are attached to the car with small cable lanyards.

      It's all un-neccesary for a street car, but this model is "dressed" to look like a trans am race car.

      The dull black hood is supposed to prevent the sun from reflecting into the drivers eyes.

      The hood scoop is supposed to provide the carburetor with cool air, rather than the carb pulling hot air from the engine compartment. Cooler air is slightly denser, so it has more power potential. It's possible that this particular hood scoop is non functional (blocked off).

      The "scoop" just above and in front of the rear tires is supposed to help keep the rear brakes cool under hard use. It's also likely non-functional and simply a styling element.

      The 428 CJ was a beast of a motor, affordable and very powerful. However, the suspension and brakes were also affordable, so this affordable car was good at accelerating in a straight line.

      - dave 1-07-2021 6:13 pm [add a comment]

    • There is a hood latch also, so itís a belt and suspenders approach on this here mustang. Trans am had a shaker hood where the was a big hole with the center piece remaining in place. 

      - bill 1-08-2021 8:19 am [add a comment]

      • The cobra jet had an optional shaker, and there was a Barracuda as well. Those were the coolest, but pretty rare. Fake hood scoops were common, but there were some other functional ones, like Plymouth's air-grabber, which was like a flap that could be raised or lowered. Serious buffs sneered at the fake stuff.
        - alex 1-08-2021 9:42 am [add a comment]

        • did they teach this stuff growing up in detroit in grade school? would not have taken you for a car guy.

          - dave 1-08-2021 11:48 am [add a comment]

        • I had no interest until 1968, when sports came into my life at age 9 because of Tigers baseball. Then I think it was the confluence of Hot Wheels, and other kidsí interest that led me to cars and motorsports. Being in Detroit probably helped. For a couple of years I was really into it: built models; went to races and car shows; read books and magazines (had a subscription to Car & Driver.) Of course, I was a snob, and most interested in Formula One road racing, which was a far cry from Detroit, but I liked the local stuff too. It was the last hurrah of the muscle car era, before the oil crises. The funny thing is that before long I heard the siren call of sex, drugs, and rock & roll (in reverse order of availability,) which got me so preoccupied that I didnít learn to drive until I was out of college. The closest Iíve been to a muscle car since then was Skinnyís Super Bee, which he bought (late 80ís-90ís?) even though he couldnít drive. I think it ended up with Kars for Kids.
          - alex 1-08-2021 1:26 pm [add a comment]

I meant shelby added them not that this is a shelby


- Skinny 1-07-2021 5:27 pm [add a comment]

They make it look like your car is so fast it could blow its hood off.

- steve 1-07-2021 11:06 pm [add a comment]

Are you saying Jeannie didnít really drive fast?

- mb 1-08-2021 1:15 pm [add a comment]


- Skinny 1-09-2021 4:29 pm [add a comment]

Took me a while to figure what the car was.......only 555 were made 2000-2003......thought it was a new car "timeless design".

Z8 Alpina BMW Roadster.

- Skinny 1-09-2021 5:32 pm [add a comment]

less than 200 made below.....


- Skinny 1-16-2021 2:46 pm [add a comment]

4x4 AMX ?
- bill 1-16-2021 2:49 pm [add a comment]

1973 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R.......expect to pay 200K plus plus for one.....one just sold for 414K

- Skinny 1-16-2021 3:15 pm [add a comment]

- Skinny 1-16-2021 3:17 pm [add a comment]

I want a Shelby GT 350


- bill 1-16-2021 4:56 pm [add a comment]

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