Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Shrewsbury, MA, USA
If you don't have the cowl inducation air cleaner on your car (I looked at your website pictures) then the cowl induction hood, does absolutely nothing for you (except look cool). It won't get anymore air into the engine whether it's opened or closed.
If you remove the flapper, and don't have the cowl induction air cleaner the hot under hood air will come streaming out the cowl instead of going under the car as you drive around. You won't believe how much hotter that makes the inside of your car.
Get the air cleaner before you worry about the valve working. If you've already installed the air cleaner, then you can remove the flapper if you really want to. My solenoid is 34 years old and I've never had it fail. It's only supposed to be open with the gas pedal mashed to the floor, so I can't imagine mine has ever stayed open for more than 15 seconds at ony one time. If your's is staying open more than that, adjust the switch on the accelerator and you may get a longer life out of it.
1969 Indy Pace Car
350/300HP RPO Z11
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