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So it's between the L88 long style big block hood or the regular Big Block hood.

Any thoughts on which way to go? I'm kind of on the fence, Is there a benefit to one over the other? I know the L88 long hood eliminates the wiper door, good thing perhaps?:huh:

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L88 hood, no question. Find a car with one and look at it from 100 ft away.

Plus, the BB hood has minimal clearance for an aftermarket intake.
 

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L88 Hood gives much more clearance for intakes, carbs, FI, blower, supercharger, etc..... :thumbsup:
 

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I've never been a fan of the L88 hood. To me, it's just esthetically too tall for the rest of the car. If it is needed for clearance, I understand. But if not, I much prefer the standard BB hood on that car. :thumbsup:
 

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This one is probably going to need the clearance.;) I like lots and lots of power.:devil:

Is there any advantage to not having the wiper door? I'd think those would have a tendancy to get stuck alot but I don't know much about em.:huh:

I think we are going to go all Black on this car. Was going to do Red but I'm thinking Bat mobile.:devil:
 

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The wiper door is operated by vacuum.. Anything to get rid of vacuum is good!
 

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L88 no question. Not only does it look better, but the cowl allows you to create an airbox to feed the engine cool air from the low pressure zone in front of the windshield.
 

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L88...cowl allows you to create an airbox to feed the engine cool air from the low pressure zone in front of the windshield....
Genuine L-88 hoods have the airbox installed. Nothing additional to create.

If you go with the long hood, make sure it's one specifically designed for the 68-72 model years to eliminate the wiper door. Any 73 and up long hood will bolt on, but will not match the 68-72 fender tops at the base of the windshield.

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L88 no question. Not only does it look better, but the cowl allows you to create an airbox to feed the engine cool air from the low pressure zone in front of the windshield.
I think it's actually a high-pressure zone, but either way it is a great perk. However, it requires a real L88 hood, not just an L88 style high-rise hood which is much cheaper.

I personally like wiper door as it adds character to the earlier C3's (and I've never had an issue with mine opening or closing, knock on wood :laughing:). That said, I think it looks goofy as hell with the L88 hood as shown in the first pic...
 

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I think it's actually a high-pressure zone, but either way it is a great perk. However, it requires a real L88 hood, not just an L88 style high-rise hood which is much cheaper.

I personally like wiper door as it adds character to the earlier C3's (and I've never had an issue with mine opening or closing, knock on wood :laughing:). That said, I think it looks goofy as hell with the L88 hood as shown in the first pic...
Yes :agree: I guess that's the L88 short hood...I noticed that too.

So where is a good place to purchase a L88 long style hood? Will the reproduction ones work? I think they are around $600 something from ZIP.
 

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I think TexDentist is right, An L88 hood would look odd on a TOTALLY STOCK car with small skinny wheels all around.
But, With wider wheels in the rear and side exhaust, the L88 hood looks right at home. JMHO.
 

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I think TexDentist is right, An L88 hood would look odd on a TOTALLY STOCK car with small skinny wheels all around.
But, With wider wheels in the rear and side exhaust, the L88 hood looks right at home. JMHO.
My 69 already has the side exhaust and will have wider wheels, it's going to be far from stock.;)
 

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Just googled the Stinger hood and it's nice but I think I still prefer the look of the L88 long hood better.;)
 

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Just googled the Stinger hood and it's nice but I think I still prefer the look of the L88 long hood better.;)
:agree: Right choice..Just sayin'
 

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:agree: Right choice..Just sayin'
I can't sleep at night dreaming about this damn car. I dream about what color, engine size, wheels....you name it. Corvette fever has struck me all over again.:thud::WTF
 

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I can't sleep at night dreaming about this damn car. I dream about what color, engine size, wheels....you name it. Corvette fever has struck me all over again.:thud::WTF
Sweet....Good for the family as well..TLH's will love Corvettes.
 
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