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Author Topic: Was there ever a prototype cold air Charger hood?  (Read 3812 times)
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« on: October 27, 2020, 07:19:30 AM »

With how many other B bodies had some type of a factory cold air hood option, was there any factory/prototype considerations for something like this on a Charger or no?

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 09:34:29 AM »

   
I've never heard of one existing.

The factory may never have considered it.  The Charger was more of a "gentleman's hot rod" when it was new.  Road Runners & Super Bees were aimed at different buyers.  The Charger was being compared to Pontiacs & Mercurys more than Chevys & Fords. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 11:06:36 AM »

With how many other B bodies had some type of a factory cold air hood option, was there any factory/prototype considerations for something like this on a Charger or no?



I have the prototype LOL Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2020, 11:26:04 AM »

You mean like this?


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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 11:31:09 AM »

I have seen pictures around where a guy had mounted two air grabbers , one on each side of the hood in the lowered down section on a second gen Charger
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2020, 12:17:51 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 12:18:52 PM »

Here is another


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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 12:33:10 PM »

Apparently 71 and 72 Charger's with N96 don't count  shruggy
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 01:12:47 PM »

With how many other B bodies had some type of a factory cold air hood option, was there any factory/prototype considerations for something like this on a Charger or no?

Yes.  2thumbs

I've owned it since 2002. Chrysler engineer Bill Wright sent it to me from Alabama.

Read the entire story here:  http://www.superbirdclub.com/protohood.html
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 01:15:33 PM »

Apparently 71 and 72 Charger's with N96 don't count  shruggy

They aren't REAL Chargers..../s
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 10:09:27 PM »

the idea must have received some traction beyond the one-off hood above .....

from the spring 1970 "WHAT'S NEW" Dodge brochure  coolgleamA  a fiberglass "fresh air" hood for the 1970 Charger

odd that the footnote states "coming soon" for 383 4-barrel & 440 4-barrel  scratchchin  hood/air cleaner design must have excluded the oval air cleaner / multiple carb'd engines  shruggy


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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 05:25:58 AM »

the idea must have received some traction beyond the one-off hood above .....

from the spring 1970 "WHAT'S NEW" Dodge brochure  coolgleamA  a fiberglass "fresh air" hood for the 1970 Charger

odd that the footnote states "coming soon" for 383 4-barrel & 440 4-barrel  scratchchin  hood/air cleaner design must have excluded the oval air cleaner / multiple carb'd engines  shruggy

Great find!  The NACA scoop would have been molded in. 
I'll see if I can get a few pics posted of the hood as it sits today. 
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2020, 06:48:52 AM »

With how many other B bodies had some type of a factory cold air hood option, was there any factory/prototype considerations for something like this on a Charger or no?

Yes.  2thumbs

I've owned it since 2002. Chrysler engineer Bill Wright sent it to me from Alabama.

Read the entire story here:  http://www.superbirdclub.com/protohood.html

Awesome info, thanks guys! 
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2020, 09:10:41 AM »

Interesting!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2020, 09:26:48 AM »

Underside.   As you can see, it's packed away...
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2020, 02:09:55 AM »

Underside.   As you can see, it's packed away...
Looks like maybe a pop-up version of Ford's NACA fresh air hoods of the era? Any pics of the top side?
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2020, 02:33:07 AM »

The answer...no.  Cry
But how about this? (Borrowed from the Challenger)

Or? (Borrowed from a '70 Superbee)

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2020, 05:19:33 AM »

Underside.   As you can see, it's packed away...
Looks like maybe a pop-up version of Ford's NACA fresh air hoods of the era? Any pics of the top side?

See the link on reply #8.  Top side shown.   coolgleamA
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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2020, 09:47:45 AM »

Very cool...never knew there was an NACA tried on a 2nd Gen. 

I guess the Viper brought it full circle and into production about 30 years later.
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2020, 07:53:59 PM »

Underside.   As you can see, it's packed away...
Looks like maybe a pop-up version of Ford's NACA fresh air hoods of the era? Any pics of the top side?

See the link on reply #8.  Top side shown.   coolgleamA
Sorry, I missed that link on the first pass.  ahum That's a cool hood!
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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2020, 08:35:16 PM »

Apparently 71 and 72 Charger's with N96 don't count  shruggy

They aren't REAL Chargers..../s
lol....

Better looking than the 73/74 grandma chargers  nana
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2020, 06:11:44 AM »

Petty liked the "grandma" Chargers!    lol
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2020, 10:18:51 AM »

Very cool...never knew there was an NACA tried on a 2nd Gen. 

I guess the Viper brought it full circle and into production about 30 years later.

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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2020, 10:48:37 PM »

Have to say, as neat as this stuff is, none of it is low key enough to fit the style of my car, (stock ish appearing).  I'm tempted to duct it to the firewall but will probably run it and monitor intake air temps first to assess how much of a potential gain there would be.
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2020, 06:00:06 AM »

Design your own scoop.
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