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I have to go pick up a hood. Going to remove my stock hood and drive hoodless. Then instal 2nd hood and drive back.

i have an X-Air intake. Will i need to strap it down ?
What other concerns ?
 

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i'd be afraid of random bits flying off at highway speeds.

would suck if your otrcai flew off and hit some grammama's windsheild.

if it's just across town at 35 mph, you'll get made fun of, possibly pulled over by the fiveoh.
 

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Rent or borrow a pickup or van. Driving hoodless is just going to call attention to yourself from ricers and the fuzz. Also you can spend time aligning instead of doing a quick job only to have it open on you or get stick closed because of improper alignment.
 

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Back when I was on the F-body.org mailing lists, whenever someone did engine work (or an engine swap) on their Camaro/Firebird, it was a ritual to take a drive hoodless. :) I'd find a way to tie down the X-air, and send it!
 

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I had a '71 Chevelle in HS with a pretty worn engine. I drove it with no hood a few times, and when I hit the gas hard, the PCV valves in the valve cover (no hose connected) would mist my windshield with motor oil.

It wasn't the brightest thing I ever did....
 

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Drove my for like 2 weeks with no hood waiting for Banshee hood to be done few years back.
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