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Was just curious about a few things.. I have the stock hood which seems to be harder to find then ram air hoods but I really like the look of RA hoods. Plus its in need of repairs when I get a paintjob.

Thoughts about wether to stay stock and maybe sleeperish, would it be smarter to keep the stock hood or go RA with it?

Also what color? I like the burple its different and all but hard to keep looking good. (like black) Plus its not stock/original.
So far silver is the best bet as far as looking good most of the time dirty/imperfections or not. I love how black looks but yeah, I just mentioned how hard it is to keep looking good.

Oh and this one's kinda funny but it is accepted for tempest/lemans guys to sport tiger stuff? (see pic)

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It's up to you, but I think Ram Air is cool.....



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It's up to you, but I think Ram Air is cool.....


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In more ways than one, right? Lol.

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Paint them both at the same time and switch it with your mood.

Had a friend in HS that had a 70 1/2 Formula. I always loved that early Formula hood with the two big scoops. He had that one, a TA hood and a flat hood punched full of louvers that he would switch around.
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Is it a stock GTO or Lemans hood? I like the stock GTO hood over the RA, as your engine doesn't get wet from functional hood scoops. I have a decent Lemans hood, few small holes near the driver rear, sitting in my backyard looking for a new home. It's painted, and I showed the car with it before I got my GTO hood.

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Lol thats alot of work and realignment to switch up, based on moods. Not a bad idea though to paint them both just so I'll have it and can switch if I wanted.

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Is it a stock GTO or Lemans hood? I like the stock GTO hood over the RA, as your engine doesn't get wet from functional hood scoops. I have a decent Lemans hood, few small holes near the driver rear, sitting in my backyard looking for a new home. It's painted, and I showed the car with it before I got my GTO hood.
It's the stock plain lemans hood. No scoops or ram air at all. I'm not sure I'd go all out ram air as in functional, specially if they leak water, thats not good, lol. Just mainly for the look.

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hoods with scoops just look cool, functional or not.... am looking for a GTO hood for my Tempest also have a hood tach that i am fitting a new tach mechanism in that i got for 30 bucks.The Tempest/LeMans was advertised as the Little Tiger in 65'. I have a postcard that Les sent me that has a GTO a Lemans and a tiger on it and says "Here are three kinds of Tigers, We have two!. Told my wife and daughters about the Tiger tails and they thought that was cool.
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Right! I totally got a kick out of the tails. As a kid I seen them on cars alot and looked at the old GTO tiger commercials so I thought it be cool to get one.

Looked for them on ebay and wahlah, found the exxon tails and even the "tiger inside" decal. Picked up 4 of the tails and 2 decals and slapped one on.

Not many people these days probly get it though, lol.

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I was confused on that for years, why a tigers tail on a Goat?
I assume it was in conjunction with the Esso add below. Pontiac released it as the "GTO Tiger". But, everyone just inverted the letters and called it a goat. I want a goat tail for mine, lol.. My 66 rear window has a goat skull etched into it, I have a clean window, but am using the goat one. Go ahead and Tiger it out, no one will even know why you are doing it, lol, except us..
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