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Old 10-16-2012, 10:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here is the vent I was talking about. I am going to be trying something similar on my spare hood for my 70 El Camino as a radiator hot air duct, I want to find a spare set of fenders, I just can't bring myself to cut into mine.


Front fender vents - Chevelle Tech

They are a simple enough design, and can be made to look great depending on your design and how much you like bodywork. These could look downright cool on a Mustang!

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That looks sweet. I look forward to following this thread.
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Yeah, those look awesome! I was kind of thinking about that on the side of the fender, just sticking out instead of going in. I would like to have it like that, I do like body work and have some experience. I dont want to mess up the paint on the mustang though, ill feel you on the cutting into the fender part.

Im going to do some brainstorming tomorrow. Maybe ill reverse that idea and see what I can fab up with some free election signs haha. Or maybe I could cut a small rectangle hole build a small scoop and bolt it to the inside...

And btw you got some pics of the El Camino?
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I remember seeing in Hot Rod magazine a while back about a guy who built a mid 50's plymouth road race car, he made vents that stuck out, if I recall correctly he cut up a metal cookie tray and attached it to his fender, so it stuck out the thickness of the cookie tray. Don't be afraid to get creative.

Sure I have plenty of pictures of my El Camino, it is my first car, bought it before I even had my license, geeze, going on 7 years now! I don't want to hijack your thread so I'll just put up a few.




This was it mid-project This was while I was replacing the floors and chasing down all the rust, then it was onto paint and body work leading to how it looks now.
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I found the Hot Rod Magazine link with the hot rod with the cookie sheet fender vents: http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicl.../viewall.html:
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Depending on how much room you have behind the rear wheel well you could cut a slot in the wheel well lining about .5in x 3in. Then run a pipe down the out side of the inner part of the wheel well along the belly of the car and terminate the pipe by the exhaust.
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Other than covering them up, or radiusing the rear arc Insight-style, I'd say altering the airflow in a wheel well is a dark art unless you have a windtunnel.

And I fully expect the aero-dales at car manufacturers to come up with bold ideas that just might work, then try them out in the 'tunnel to see if it actually works
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wow nice El Camino! Whats in it a 350? Cant really tell from the one picture.

Thats actually a very good idea running some tubing on the out side of the inner fender well. I'm actually going to go out and look around now, but i'm sure I have enough room, I might actually be able to start setting it all up today.

I didnt really know its the 'dark realm' of aero, but if it has a bad affect, I can always remove it and fill the holes. I dont think it should take an engineering degree, im just trying to relive some air pressure.

OH yeah and thanks for the link!
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It's a 350-ish motor It's now a 355", Sportsman 2 heads, Lunati Voodoo hydraulic FT cam, Holley 750 vac secondary carb, performer intake and TRW hypereutectic pistons. Plus some other goodies, it has a 200r4 4 speed overdrive automatic and 3.73 rear gears.
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nice, must run strong on the quarter, what does it do mid 11's?. When you said 4-speed... being it a chevy, My brain just screamed Muncie 4-speed! and then I read automatic, but no shame in that, an auto will shift faster and harder than any manual!!!

Well I ran some tubing around the inside of the inner wheel well... there's not enough room for it, and it was already a smaller sized hose. If I do it, its going to have to be vents, but I know the best location now that I had it all apart.

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