With all the intercooler
ducting now in place I really wanted to maximise airflow into
the ducting. Although the side engine vent does have a 'scoop' of
sorts it doesn't really extend into the airflow. So I got busy
making a scoop with the aluminium I had left over from the
My original plan was
to make the scoop as large as possible to ensure maximum airflow.
This would mean making the scoop come out from the car body as far
as the wing mirror which is some 5". The problem was once I
put this scoop on the car it just looked ridiculous and would have
easily decapitated young children to say the least. The only
option was to cut the scoop down and bring it some 2" closer
to the side of the car. The only problem with doing this is that
it deformed the scoop somewhat affecting the finish and made it
shorter in overall length which in turn left the scoop short of
covering the side vent hole. So i'm calling it a 'prototype for
As Mark was having his Cam Covers powder coated I managed to
persuade the guys at Greenspeed
to pop my dodgy looking scoop in with a staircase they happened to
be powder coating!
The holes in the back are for screwing scoop on. I used the plate
that secures the original scoop to hold the custom one in place.
It sticks out a bit, but nowhere near as much as the original
Taking the depth of the scoop from 5" to 3" had the
effect of shortening the length due to scoop being fabricated at
an angle. I will at some point make a prettier one.