Reverse Cowl 300ZX

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  1. Boll!

    Boll! Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys.
    Has anyone got any photos or information on a Zed with a reverse cowl fitted to the bonnet?
    I remember seeing one some where ages ago but can’t find it again.

    Cheers
    Col
     
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  3. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Well-Known Member

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    I had a small reverse scoop fitted to my racing 300zx five years ago. Sorry no photos as they were lost along with computer in marriage break-up. I fitted it to reduce the under bonnet pressure and get more airflow across the engine. It was a generic fibreglass one. I was able to cut a hole in bonnet and maintain bonnet strength then pop rivet reverse scoop in place. Looked okay and did keep temperatures down a little.
     
  4. Boll!

    Boll! Well-Known Member

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  5. Boll!

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    Thanks Martin.
    So you just used rivets on the flange of the scoop?
    Did it already fit the shape of the bonnet reasonably well?
     
  6. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Well-Known Member

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    Yes fitted well and being fibre glass moulded itself to curvature of bonnet.. I sprayed it first then pop riveted around the flange. Being a track car I wasn't after a perfect finish, buts thats possible with a bit more effort.
     
  7. Boll!

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    Sounds good.
    Can you remember where you got it from and what size?
    I don’t need anything real high
     
  8. jellybeans

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    oh my god, I feel sick. That is the worst scoop I have ever seen. I made one out of wood that looked better.
     
  9. Boll!

    Boll! Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, your wooden scoop was pretty special
     
  10. jellybeans

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    oh, I've shown you already. disregard the stream of pics i just sent you then.
     

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