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I was reading that I can add HP by adding Cowl Induction to my car. But how does Cowl Induction work, and what do I need to do?
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Cowl induction is when the back of the hood next to the windshield is open so that the engine can get access to the cool high pressure air that builds up there while driving.

Stock cowl induction hoods were options on first gen cars. They are the ones w/ the "low wide" hood scoop facing rearward down the middle of them. Real ones had matching air breathers that fit up tight under them to take advantage of the cool air. And, yes your car will make slightly more power w/ the cooler air the engine can suck in using a cowl hood thats open. Hope this helps. pdq67
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A cheaper option would be to fabricate a cold air induction sytem. There was an article in Super Chevy magazine a while ago about this. Get an old air cleaner base and lid, two aluminum gutter downspouts, some flexible ducting, some thin sheet metal, and some rivets. Attach the two downspouts to the inside edge of the front of the air cleaner base with the rivets and then wrap the sheet metal around the remaining area of the cleaner base and attach with rivets. When you put the cleaner lid on, the edges of the sheet metal and downspouts should be inside the lid. Then run the flexible ducting down from the downspouts to your front bumper area where there are holes allowing fresh air in. This should force the air cleaner to take in only fresh, cold air from the outside.

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There's a homemade version on my website.

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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

Wow! This was resurrected from 9+ years ago.

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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

Hopefully Alfonso has seen the replies in the 9+ years since the last replies!!!

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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

Alfonso's last post was August 1, 2001. Maybe he will pop up again.

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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 10, 08:07 PM
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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

If your looking for more HP there are countless ways to get more power for your money.

To add cowl induction to a first gen correctly your going to spend $600 or more and maybe pick up a whopping 2Hp.

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If your looking for more HP there are countless ways to get more power for your money.

To add cowl induction to a first gen correctly your going to spend $600 or more and maybe pick up a whopping 2Hp.
yeah, but $600 saved up in the 9 years since this thread was started comes down to $66.66 a year, or $5.55 a month, which certainly seems doable...

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?
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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

Lol

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I think it's the "cool" factor that is raised about 100 shp, (smiles per Horsepower) because those hoods look so darn cool !

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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

They do look great.

I thought of adding it to my SS but everyone has the ZL2 hood and I like to be different.

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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 10, 07:49 AM
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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

How about a cowl hood AND...... The amazing Tornado!!! Or you could just use the tornado and no one will know your packing that 2 extra HP. Ultimate sleeper! Seriously, the cowl hoods look so cool, do you really need an excuse? I think we'd run them if they stole 5 hp.
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Re: What is Cowl Induction?

I'll sell you this cold air kit cheap. It is a USM Inductions kit and it was the bees knees back in the day. The photo is from 4-5 years ago. It's still in good condition. Paid $350 new. It's yours for $75 plus shipping.


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