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Unread 09-21-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hood vents ... ok hood vent....

Well, after some careful figuring, I decided to go with hood vents vs the fans I was looking at .... just easier and less stuff to break...

Unlike Eric, I decided to use my dremel to make the cuts so it wouldn't get as hot and mess up the paint (and it didn't).... but I ran out of discs halfway through so I only have one on right now, and I might leave it that way.

So what do yall think.... should I put the second one on or leave it as is?

here is are pics of what mine looks like right now... some are dirty and I don't have a straight on angle one so keep that in mind...








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Unread 09-21-2003, 05:42 PM   #2
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looks good man, i would leave it how it is and see how it works
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Unread 09-21-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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Add the second one. Just doesnt look right without it.

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Unread 09-21-2003, 06:16 PM   #4
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I agree with KC.
I am not sure what you would gain functional wise, but you've got a great looking jeep and i am a big fan of symmetry with stuff.

That looks like a really clean install, good job!
how long did it take?
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I agree with KC.
I am not sure what you would gain functional wise, but you've got a great looking jeep and i am a big fan of symmetry with stuff.

That looks like a really clean install, good job!
how long did it take?
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Including setup, measuring, taping cutting, cleanup, and chaging out about 10 dremel disks it took about 2 hours

It would be more functional to add the second one but then thats just more drip pan crap I have to make ..... and this one is right over the exhaust so....

As far as symmetry ..... well the snorkel & CB mount kinda mess that up anyway....
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Unread 09-21-2003, 08:09 PM   #6
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I dont think it looks bad like it is. Makes it seem more functional to me because there isnt two. YOu know, like it was found to be unessecary

I say roll with it for awhile and see what you think.

BTW, how does it like all the rain we got this weekend? Any problems areas getting wet?
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Unread 09-21-2003, 08:25 PM   #7
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I dont think it looks bad like it is. Makes it seem more functional to me because there isnt two. YOu know, like it was found to be unessecary

I say roll with it for awhile and see what you think.

BTW, how does it like all the rain we got this weekend? Any problems areas getting wet?
Don't know ... just did it tonight

here's another for ya..... you can also see why lowering the spare was necessary ..... sorry for the quality but the weather is fugly outside....



I might try to make some sort of cover instead of a drip pan .... that way I can either have it sealed or totally open ....
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Ok at the the yard I work at we had a New Yorker (dont remember the year) that had two vents that look pretty much just like those. Unfortunately the car was crushed before I could take them out. The cool part I noticed was that it had a facotry built drip pan that would probably come off the inside of the hood with a few well placed sawzall cuts. Do the Le Barons come with something like this?

*Sigh* oh well I will see if I can find some more in the yard monday.

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Unread 09-21-2003, 10:07 PM   #9
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Yeah the one I got mine off of looked like it had something on there that would work but I didn't have time to get it off....
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Unread 09-21-2003, 10:50 PM   #10
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even with just one it looks good. I'd like to get a set of black ones I think it would look nice on a silver XJ.
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I definitely think 2 look better than just one. Good luck on making covers... I tried that on mine and they just didn't turn out good so I went with the homebrew drip pans.

The LeBaron / New Yorkers that these vents come off of do have pans underneath, and it looked to me that they would HIGHLY limit the amount of ventilation possible. I do notice better ventilation when I remove my drivers side pan but I've tried to design it in a way that will still let as much heat out as possible with the pan installed and it does do a pretty good job.
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For some reason, asymetrical hood vents always looked cooler to me. I like it *** is and one vent will probably alow enough air.
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I don't have pans on mine. I haven't had a problem with water at all. Honestly, I don't see the point of pans, unless there is a way to route the water out of the engine bay. The pan will just collect the water and dump it all at once, instead of letting the rain fall in drops.
I only had one vent for a while. I ran out of time, during the install. With one, I didn't see a difference in engine temp. With both, I dropped about 8-10 degrees.
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I designed my pans to divert the water and let it drip down away from the engine. The reason I have pans, is I don't think its good to have the engine (electronics, sensors, etc) wet for long periods of time when the jeep is parked in rainy weather or in the wintertime.
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Looks good BR...! I think you could go either way with it, single or dual. Duals would look more symmetrical, but then look at the snorkle... It stands out more this way.

By the way, how did you get it in the garage??
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