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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 02, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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If this is not the correct forum for this question, i apoligize. I'm new to posting on this site.When the cowl hood became availible later during the 69 production, were they all cowl "induction" (flapper, harness,etc). I have seen so many cowl hoods on 69s, very few with the complete induction system. Also, I have seen cowl induction (flapper,harness etc) hoods on cars with open element air filters. Is this correct?, should it have the cowl induction air cleaner assy? (trim ring,hood seal)?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 02, 11:02 AM
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If you got the ZL-2 special ducted hood option (super scoop) it would come fully functional with the air cleaner, flapper, etc. The hood could not be ordered as just a hood without the operational features.

The ZL-2 option was only availabe on Z/28, SS350, and 396 models. Price: $79.00
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 02, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Kurt, in your reply,you did not mention the 69 camaro 427 cars. I have seen in magizine articals of 69 Copo yenko cars with open element air cleaners.This would not be correct?
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 02, 01:12 PM
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The 69 Pace Cars along with the ZL1's and COPOs also got them. no 67/68 camaro (with the exception for Mr. Estes Z28 Convt that has a fiberglas crossram hood) got them as well as no 67 Camaro got the spoilers either

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 02, 02:23 PM
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Yenko cars were changed at the Yenko dealership. Anything goes there. How they arrived at the dealership from the factory depends solely on how they were ordered.

HawaiianCamaro is correct about the Pace Cars, ZL1s, and COPOs also geting the ZL-2. Thanks HawaiianCamaro.

Yenkos are definately not factory correct, but they are definately cool.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 02, 03:19 PM
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All 69 COPOs left Norwood with the full "Special Ducted Hood" equipment, so all COPOs arrived at Yenko that way. What happened then is anyone's guess. Don Yenko would place a watermellon on the carb, if that's what the customer wanted to pay for. However, I don't think many (if any) left the dealership with open element breathers, or watermellons.

The reason you see so many cowl hoods without the guts, is
1. they look great.
2. its a good way to gain a little clearance with a high rise intake.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 05:25 AM
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ZL2 hoods were not available on SS's. Only Z28's, Z10's, Z11's and COPO's. Only 10,006 were ordered that way from the factory. With roughly 4000 Z10/Z11's and 1000 COPO's of all types, that only left 5000 for Z28's. That means only 1 in 4 Z28's originally had the cowl hood.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 06:04 AM
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 06:06 AM
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Mark, it was available on SS as well. It was not available without Z/28, SS for standard production. It was available for certain COPO's which are outside RPO.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 06:10 AM
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This is an interesting history on the cowl hood:
http://www.camaro-untoldsecrets.com/...article_fs.htm
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 06:34 AM
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Great article Kurt, thanks.
The cowl hood has to be one of the best things the General did for the 'muscle' appearance of the Camaro not to mention the practicle application of HP increase.
At the car show I was in a week ago, nearly everyone leered around both sides and front looking up into the hood on my car. It is truely an eye grabber.
Now if I could find a solenoid for mine, it puked on me. $40 new
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 02, 07:48 AM
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Click,
look on ebay for an early to mid 70's vette part. Costs less, same part number and it was made to GM specs, not repro specs.
Better part for less $$$$.

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Hey thanks stingr for the heads up, I didnt know the vette used that solenoid too. Kewl.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 02, 11:07 AM
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Thats funny, I have a GM advertisement hanging on my wall in front of me. It says Camaro SS Sport Coupe with Super Scoop hood. With a picture of a hugger orange SS 350. The Cowl induction term came later with the Chevelles. The Super Scoop hood was standard equipement on all Z10, Z11, and Copo. Although optional on all SS and Z/28 few recieved them with aprox. eight of ten Z/28s having the standard hood.


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