- Mar 18, 2008
- New York
- 1975 White, 1984 Black, 1996 Green
I was re-attaching the grill to the front of my hood today (near the windshield) and as I was putting in that plastic screen that fits between the fiberglass of the hood and the inside of the hood (guess air box?) I noticed some type of door. It stretches across the middle (rise) of the hood, about 2" tall, and as far as I can see its opened by some small motor. I was thinking its some type of inlet to get the carburetor air (have the air filter with the pan around it, two oval pipes coming out the front, bicycle-tube-like gasket on top. I always thought the gasket served to seal the air intake to the hood (why the two oval pipes are there and opened seems to defeat the purpose)and allow fresh air to be pulled in from the windshield area of the hood (never understood how it would "scoop" air without facing into the wind, but I'm no engineer), but never noticed the door before. Not to mention, I had the wire disconnected thinking it was for the underhood light, so if the door did work off a motor it hasn't been opening since I got the car.