I hate my scoop

Old 04-23-2008, 05:07 PM
  #1  
slowmotion
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Staunton, IL
Posts: 943
Default I hate my scoop

I really don't like the scoop on my altered. I just don't know what to replace it with. It seems to me that a scoop on an altered is just a parachute on the front of the car.
Has anyone did any testing as far as running with and with out a scoop?

I do like the looks of some of the new aerodynamic scoops but my budget is limited.
I was thinking maybe something like...



or


Or just run some sort of cool air cleaner.



slowmotion is offline  
Old 04-24-2008, 01:58 AM
  #2  
cepx111
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,044
Default

I like the first one, to me they have that nostalic look that's way cool.
Cp
cepx111 is offline  
Old 04-24-2008, 04:15 AM
  #3  
curtisreed
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
curtisreed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: KIEFER, OK.
Posts: 1,312
Default

I like the spitzer anteater scoop on Bantams. I saw an altered on racingjunk with one of those and it looked great to me.

Curtis
curtisreed is offline  
Old 04-24-2008, 03:36 PM
  #4  
andamo
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Sarver, PA
Posts: 134
Default

You mention "with and without" a scoop. Don't attempt to make a pass without something over the carb. At speed the air going across the carb will siphon fuel up out of the carb and back onto you.
andamo is offline  
Old 04-24-2008, 05:15 PM
  #5  
kslicks
Member
MASTER JOURNEYMAN
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ROCHESTER, NY
Posts: 39
Default

I also would go with the top one, Way Cool!!!
kslicks is offline  
Old 04-25-2008, 02:22 AM
  #6  
slowmotion
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Staunton, IL
Posts: 943
Default

Originally Posted by doorracer
I like the spitzer anteater scoop on Bantams. I saw an altered on racingjunk with one of those and it looked great to me.

Curtis
I think the anteaters are cool too, but pretty pricey.
$250 for fg and $550 for cf. Then you have to buy the airbox too. That's at least $100 through tuffpaw.

The top one above is just $109 and the black one is $195.
slowmotion is offline  
Old 04-25-2008, 02:33 AM
  #7  
slowmotion
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Staunton, IL
Posts: 943
Default

Originally Posted by andamo
You mention "with and without" a scoop. Don't attempt to make a pass without something over the carb. At speed the air going across the carb will siphon fuel up out of the carb and back onto you.
When I said "without a scoop" I meant with an aircleaner. Our track will not let you run with an open carb. It must have a scoop, hood, or filter on it. The siphoning effect would be really bad in a front engine car.

Like..



slowmotion is offline  
Old 04-25-2008, 04:01 AM
  #8  
curtisreed
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
curtisreed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: KIEFER, OK.
Posts: 1,312
Default

Originally Posted by slowmotion
Originally Posted by doorracer
I like the spitzer anteater scoop on Bantams. I saw an altered on racingjunk with one of those and it looked great to me.

Curtis
I think the anteaters are cool too, but pretty pricey.
$250 for fg and $550 for cf. Then you have to buy the airbox too. That's at least $100 through tuffpaw.

The top one above is just $109 and the black one is $195.
I totally understand, I have the equipment and knowledge to make my own airbox so that would offset the price for me, but 250 is still quite a lot. Nice ride you have though.

Curtis
curtisreed is offline  
Old 04-25-2008, 09:27 AM
  #9  
nofear57
Senior Member
EXPERT BUILDER
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: potash country
Posts: 262
Default

Check out add number 1183111 or 1170815 on Racingjunk :roll:
nofear57 is offline  
Old 04-25-2008, 02:04 PM
  #10  
olds48
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montvale, VA
Posts: 1,431
Default

Go super-old-school!!!Mount a mailbox up there.....with the flag up
olds48 is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service