Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

induction hood

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by therover87, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. therover87

    therover87 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2001
    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    i have a 87 k5 and i am looking into the harwood induction hoods, they run about 450 but i was wondering if anyone had any pics of the hoods on any k5's so i can see what it looks like on the truck before i buy it and i am stuck with it, thanks
     
  2. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Posts:
    252
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern MN
    my friend has a BIG K10 with an induction hood, it look s pretty cool, but I don't know what they actually do. Personally I wouldn't spend 450 on a new hood unless the origonal was bad (kinked liek they do) pr it improves performance. Intersted to see what other replies you get.

    Four wheel drive, four wheel expenses...
     
  3. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Posts:
    3,106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I would go with a steel cowl induction hood myself. You can pick them up for 400 bucks. Harwood hoods dont fit all that great. They also take alot of preping to make them smooth so you can paint them. They look awsome on blazers. It makes them look meaner. Go with the 2 inch cowl. Sorry no pics though.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  4. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    1,582
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    What kind of induction hood are they? Actual air intake into the cleaner? I cut holes and welded some homemade cowl ducts on mine. My reasoning was to let out some of the hot air and help with the cooling. My air intake is thru the snorkel so dont need them for air.
    Pics in the readers rigs under Thumper.

    Mike


    <font color=blue>Thumper
    85 Fullsize Jimmy
    [​IMG]
    <font color=red>Aint Skeered!! </font color=red>
     
  5. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2001
    Posts:
    4,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dade City, Florida
    theres a pic of the cowl hood on Shawn Spicklers K5. Look in the links page and look for "Potent Rodent" in the K5 web sites at the bottom.

    Ill see if I can put in a link.

    I get all the excercise I need pushing my luck![​IMG]
     
  6. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2001
    Posts:
    4,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dade City, Florida
    OK here goes lets see if I can remember how to do this!! LOL!!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.customtruckshowcase.com/feature/rodent.html>http://www.customtruckshowcase.com/feature/rodent.html</a>

    I get all the excercise I need pushing my luck![​IMG]
     
  7. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Posts:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Carlisle, Pa
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/rodent/update.html>http://www.off-road.com/chevy/rodent/update.html</a> Some more info and pics or Shawns truck.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  8. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Is there anyone who makes a functional cowl induction hood for Blazers? I like the way they look, but I have better things to spend $400 on then something that does nothing. Functionality before looks. If it doesn't impove my trucks performance in some way then it can wait.
     
  9. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2001
    Posts:
    4,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dade City, Florida
    Thats a lot better Wayne. I couldnt find it when I looked.

    I get all the excercise I need pushing my luck![​IMG]
     
  10. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2001
    Posts:
    4,579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dade City, Florida
    You can make an air box for it and seal it to the hood w/ foam. Basicly its nothing more than a large lower air filter plate w/ foam that sticks up off it to make it seal to the hood. It wont "RAM" air down the carbs throat but it will seal it to the hood.

    Besides the cowl hood lets the hot air out of the eng. compartment better, which in turn can help performance by the motor not sucking up hot air.

    I get all the excercise I need pushing my luck![​IMG]
     
  11. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 6, 2001
    Posts:
    726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lynden, Washington, 4 miles from Canada
    I would run the steel hood as my Harwood is not near as good as steel. Helps to lower under hood temps alot.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.fototime.com/A68A2C2D61FCA0C/standard.jpg>http://www.fototime.com/A68A2C2D61FCA0C/standard.jpg</a>

    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
  12. dragricinMT

    dragricinMT 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2001
    Posts:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Billings Montana
    Goodmark makes steel cowl hoods.They look good and cowl size is about 2" if I remember correctly. I want to go with a 4" in steel, does anybody know of a company making a steel this size? Have only found fiberglass so far. Will be buying my hood in the next couple of months. Harwoods fit good compared to some of the other companies out there.
     
  13. hawglet

    hawglet 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2000
    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hastings,NE
    LMC has a steel cowl 2" for something like $299. I was looking somewhere that I found one for closer to $170, but these are steel so you won't get the light wieght of 'glass if that was your reason for wanting to go with glass. I'll try to find that other place here in the next couple of days and let you know. Not promising anything.SORRY


    Thanks,
    Greg Gayman
    Hawglet
    Stovie
    hawglet@excite.com
     
  14. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    5,829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    PM blazer72 (think that is his screen name) about this...........he put a steel cowl induction hood on his '72 and made it functional.........sent me pics. Looks nice and the fact that it works is cool. I will be doing this sometime in the future............[​IMG]

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  15. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2001
    Posts:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Could you post the pics? I'd like to see how he did it. I'd like to do this to my truck. thanks
     
  16. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Posts:
    351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    El Paso, Texas
    i bought just the cowl induction and riveted to my orig. hood and meshed it together with fiberglass and bondo then painted it looks like one piece, then i cut holes under my hood to have it functional it works pretty good it keeps your motor a little cooler check it out go to my web site and look at the photo page

    <font color=purple>I put the Panic in Hispanic</font color=purple>[​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://4x4.alloffroad.com>4x4.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  17. mudpuppy89k5

    mudpuppy89k5 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2000
    Posts:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Marietta, Ga
    U.S. Body has an online catalog @ www.usbody.com that lists cowl induction hoods in fiberglass and steel. As I remember, the fiberglass hood is available with a 2" and a 4" cowl. YearOne also has a steel cowl induction hood in their truck catalog. I don't have a catalog with me, but it seems the hood is around $400. The last time I looked, the YearOne catalog was free on their website (www.yearone.com).

    I haven't seen the hoods from either company, so I can't vouch for the quality.

    John Perry
     

Share This Page