> C5 gto - Page 18 - All MetalShaping <
All MetalShaping

Go Back   All MetalShaping > Metal Shaping Projects > Automotive Projects
  Today's Posts Posts for Last 7 Days Posts for Last 14 Days  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #171  
Old 09-25-2017, 11:57 AM
heinke's Avatar
heinke heinke is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Livermore, CA
Posts: 123
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gojeep View Post
Worked out well. Might become handles for lifting the hood as well.
Marcus: you have a keen eye and are very intuitive about practical matters. These scoops in fact will serve as the primary handle to lift the hood the first couple of inches. The original GTOs have a leather belt/strap at the back of the hood to ensure the hood stays closed. That strap also serves as a hood lift. I don't plan to include these straps as the screw holes in the cowl are just one more way for water to make it's way into the interior and I like the "cleaner" look without them. So the hood scoops will be the only handle left.
__________________
Joel Heinke
Reply With Quote
  #172  
Old 10-02-2017, 03:13 PM
crystallographic crystallographic is offline
MetalShaper of the Month October '14 & April '16
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Western Sierra Nevadas, Badger Hill, CA
Posts: 2,472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by heinke View Post
The GTO has some rather unique hood scoops that function to provide fresh air to the car’s interior. The location and clear plexiglass material is what makes them unique. Here’s what they look like on car 3451GT.








As a word of caution for those who want to attempt this themselves, if you put too much heat into the plexiglass, it can form bubbles inside. So, the trick is to find the “Goldilocks” heat zone where it’s pliable enough to form but not so hot that the material gets damaged. Bottom line, I still need to make two of these if I want them both to be crystal clear all over.

I've always enjoyed seeing how Ferrari used plex on their earlier cars, TDF, SWB, TR 59 etc etc ....

Name:  TR59 copy.jpg
Views: 278
Size:  29.9 KB
__________________
Kent

http://www.tinmantech.com

"Just" is a four-letter word.
Reply With Quote
  #173  
Old 10-02-2017, 05:16 PM
Superleggera's Avatar
Superleggera Superleggera is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 270
Default

Here is from the 250LM (Scaglietti coachbuilder same as GTO). Difference is they put a screen mesh within and painted the mesh body color. I found the screen material in McMaster Carr. Going to do another set upcoming and making the molds now for my own project. Perk of the screen material is to keep big stuff from getting sucked within.

__________________
• me: Mark • home: Arizona USA • passions: Carrozzeria Touring, Carrozzeria Scaglietti and Franco Scaglione designer
Reply With Quote
  #174  
Old 10-09-2017, 02:50 PM
crystallographic crystallographic is offline
MetalShaper of the Month October '14 & April '16
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Western Sierra Nevadas, Badger Hill, CA
Posts: 2,472
Default

The GTO's and the 250/275 LM's used some similar parts because Enzo was trying to homologate, unsuccessfully. I believe these little scoops are one example of that.
Name:  250LM r_n _26.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  40.0 KB
(This car was brought back from wreckage in 1977. s/n5843.)
__________________
Kent

http://www.tinmantech.com

"Just" is a four-letter word.
Reply With Quote
  #175  
Old 10-09-2017, 11:13 PM
Superleggera's Avatar
Superleggera Superleggera is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 270
Default

That is the ONLY air intake for the cockpit. One sits so for forward in the LM that the door sliding windows does not help much with ventilation except for acting as an air exit. I've spent more than my share of time in one of these as a kid (cross country trip from San Diego to Watkins Glen and back in late Summer plus numerous trips to Julian for pie with a blasts down into the desert on the backroads) and later in a few that we restored. 250GTO is a much more civilized vehicle in comparison to these (and for road use) and more forgiving on the racetrack -- but I'd take a 250LM over a 250GTO any day of the week.

There were three versions of scoops between the '64 GTO and 250LM's. Scoop with open hole; Scoop with mesh welded into the opening; Scoop with a screen that installs from beneath and has four nuts for the air vent fasteners through the top.

With my own 250LM inspired vehicle that I'm building, I'm integrating air conditioning as it is needed (and for Arizona). I can't remember if Joel has air conditioning integrated or not into his C5GTO?
__________________
• me: Mark • home: Arizona USA • passions: Carrozzeria Touring, Carrozzeria Scaglietti and Franco Scaglione designer
Reply With Quote
  #176  
Old 10-11-2017, 03:01 PM
heinke's Avatar
heinke heinke is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Livermore, CA
Posts: 123
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superleggera View Post
With my own 250LM inspired vehicle that I'm building, I'm integrating air conditioning as it is needed (and for Arizona). I can't remember if Joel has air conditioning integrated or not into his C5GTO?
Yes, the C5GTO also has air conditioning. I live in the hot part of California and so it's quite needed. The air scoops on the hood will just send air down over the exhaust headers instead of sending to drivers compartment.
__________________
Joel Heinke
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.