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Old March 11th, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Cameron Concepts Supercharger Hood Clearance

Does anyone have any experience with the Cameron Concepts Supercharger and hood clearance?

I have a 97 LE and the hood basically rests on the supercharger when closed. The paint is shot in that spot and I am considering a Puma hood as a solution. Any other thoughts?

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Old March 11th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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To my mind this is a golden opportunity for some creative hammer and dolly work. Think Jaguar D-type bonnet speed hump lovingly coaxed out of the Birmabright. Puma bonnets are quite homely.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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If you follow Bill's advice, I would mock it up with cardboard first, to see how it looks. But, I would probably just put a piece of diamond plate on it.
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C'mon this is a perfect opportunity for a Muscle car era hood scoop!

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ss...2102/overview/

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Old March 11th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Had the same year,model truck with that blower on it and there was a small hole cut in the hood for the pulley to clear with a small plastic hood scoop painted the same color as the grill,bars,diamond plate etc.Did not look bad,looked almost stock to the average/non D Source person.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Stick with the Puma hood idea.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Bill's advice is good...

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I have a 97 LE and the hood basically rests on the supercharger when closed. The paint is shot in that spot and I am considering a Puma hood as a solution. Any other thoughts?
You could put some modeling clay at the high points to check current clearance if needed, then make a tear drop bubble. I did this about 30 years ago on an MGTD when I went with the MKII carb setup and needed the extra hood bubble on the side, it turned out nice.

Since you have a need for a paint job already, why not have a metal working shop make you an aluminum tear drop with a lip the same profile as the top of the hood fitted from the inside if the hood frame will allow it. Welding would cause lots of warping, but these days body shops use high grade urethane type glue that should work fine in this application.

Then after it's together you can have it painted.

Hope this helps.
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