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    Default Competition Hood Vent for sale on Nashville CL ($100)

    As these are a bit of a novelty/rarity I thought I'd post the link.
    (no relation to seller, yada yada)

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/pts/2851081227.html

    (here's the text of the page-minus phone numbers-for when the ad is gone)

    Datsun 240z cowl hood - $100 (Bellevue)

    I have a cowl hood off a Datsun 240z for sale. Could use a good cleaning and some paint but a good hood.
    For questions call or text
    Joel (615)423-xxxx or
    Ronnie (615)636-xxxx
    Thanks for looking.
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    Did they really cut out the rear structure of the hood when mounting the cowl like this guy did? I saw one at a car show some years back where the owner had the hood louvered so the cowl could be removed and the engine bay would still breath. I personally liked the cowl off look better.

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    They could have at least taken a garden hose to it.
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    Now why would you want to beat on the hood?

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    MSA and CDM now sell replicas of these vents based off the original molds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyRock View Post
    MSA and CDM now sell replicas of these vents based off the original molds.
    I'd bet that they cost more than 100 bucks......
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    Quote Originally Posted by sblake01 View Post
    I'd bet that they cost more than 100 bucks......
    You're correct. I was referring to the fact that this part isn't a rare, hard to find part anymore.

    MSA "Datsun Competition" Hood Vent - $250
    Can't find the CDM part, maybe he's not making them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thhorsemann View Post
    Did they really cut out the rear structure of the hood when mounting the cowl like this guy did?
    No - see picture below: It wasn't really so much a "competition" hood vent - as it was a last ditch effort to get certain 73 240Z's to run with the emissions carb's. - when all other fuel system modifications failed to work to the customers satisfaction.

    FWIW,
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    The photo of the underside of my '73 hood with the "Competition" vent matches what Carl's diagram shows. Unfortunately, the dealer's paint didn't hold up as well as the factory's.
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    That looks more like it, I'm in the market for a hood without the scoop, of which I'm not a fan. This thread caught my eye for that reason, I would be supprised if that hood would even accept latch gear.

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    I see what you mean now, 5th. I hadn't clicked on the thumbnails until now, though the actual pictures aren't much better. That probably explains what appears to be hood pin holes in the corners. That hood is not worth $100 because it's basically scrap metal............
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    Maby the same guy that did the Foam Car........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Carr View Post
    The photo of the underside of my '73 hood with the "Competition" vent matches what Carl's diagram shows. Unfortunately, the dealer's paint didn't hold up as well as the factory's.
    Hi Pat:
    The Datsun Dealership that I worked at in 73 put the competition hood vents on only 2 out of several hundred 73 240Z's. It is a very rare Dealer modification to say the least. Yours is the first one done by a Dealer - that I've seen in the past couple decades. Must be a very low mileage example - Yes/No?

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    Carl,

    I bought the car in Texas in 1979 with 43,000 on it. It's now at 123,000. So not so low mileage, but not too high either. I agree it must be rare, as other old time Z'buffs tell me they have only seen one or two others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thhorsemann View Post
    Maby the same guy that did the Foam Car........................

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