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    HOOD LIFT BRACKETS

    I know there is a lot of talk about the heat under the hood of the XJ so I decided to do this cheap mod a friend thought may work and give it a try. What I'm doing is making bracket that go between the hood and the hood brackets that hold it on, thus making a cowl like gap at the rear of the hood. This will in turn let heat out and cool air in like a cowl hood minus the 500 cost and you can just unbolt them and scarp it if you don't like it unlike hood vents where you are left with big holes in your hood if you do not like them!
    So I started today but it rained and I have no Garage so here is what I have so far.
    Here is the piece of scrap I'm using for the project I cut into 3" pieces

    Here are the sides being grinded down so they are straight


    next is to drill two holes in each 0.5" from the ends and 2" apart and then comes the install!?!?!
    OK here we are got them drilled painted and on and here is the PICS!! Went on easy(expect for me slicing my thumb ope on the side of the hood) had to get new longer bolts and this is just 1" and it closes just like they were not there





    I will not be able to tell you how much it helps till I get it back on the road and that will be with the 6.5" lift Heheheheeheh!
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    That has to be a start to keeping a 4.0L cool.









    OK what you hidin' under that tarp. Is that Jimmy Hoffa?

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    Great work!

    With the angle of your hood...
    Are you having any trouble with the Hood Latches?

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    That's much prettier than what I did (a bunch of washers is what I used).

    Mine is up about an inch, and I don't run into any issues with the hood latches.
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    I have to be the first one to say this: Your hood is broken.

    Whatever works for you works for me I got two big holes in my hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueXJ View Post
    OK what you hidin' under that tarp. Is that Jimmy Hoffa?

    You are AVOIDING the question Bigbadxj!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueXJ View Post
    You are AVOIDING the question Bigbadxj!!!!
    Yes I am HAHHAHAHAH! It is a secret that will be unleashed(as soon as I can get the redX up high enough for them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cher96 View Post
    Great work!

    With the angle of your hood...
    Are you having any trouble with the Hood Latches?
    No closing probs. Just less heat under the hood for cheap. The good thing is if you don't like it take them off and throw them back in the scrap metal pile.

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    I used washers on mine no scrap pipe around. Every once in awhile mine will stick small tap on the back and it opens
    joe

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    What happened to the pictures? I think this is something that I'd like to try.

    Also and issue with Water getting into places it shouldn't? Having an open gap right next to the firewall worries me.

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    I did this a while back and have run it now for about a year or so ago. I used some 1/2 steel and drilled them useing the shims that are already in there. Bolted them in with the stock shims and all is good dropped about 10 degrees when pulling the 2200 feet up to my house. I put a "ribbon" on the back to test functionality and at low speeds it will push hot air out and at higher speeds acts as cowel induction and sucks cool air in. Its a excellent low mod that actually works. No latch issues at all, thought it might when twisted up but has held tight.
    Aint got no whistle, don't belch out smoke, but my V10 aint no joke !!!

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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    I did the same thing to mine about a week ago, maybe 2, I have not seen much of a difference on the temp gauge, but I can definitely tell it's working. Before the spacers, whenever it would rain and I was stopped you could see a lot of steam coming off of the hood. Now, when it rains, not a bit of steam. Also the hood feels a little cooler to touch after driving. The temp still stays about 210, sometimes dropping slightly.

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    Default Re: Hood Heat Brackets!

    A guy I know put spacers between his hood and brackets too, I thought it looked kinda cool as well as being functional.

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    i can't see the pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonicaBang View Post
    i can't see the pictures!
    Yeah that can happen. The pictures are from photobucket and they may have been renamed or removed by the person that posted them.

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