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Old 12-05-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default L88 vs LT1/BBC hood scoop 68 -72

Hi All,
A friend pointed something out to me. I hadn't really noticed before.
I always thought of the BBC hood scoop as not the same as the LT1 scoop but the bigger dip without the bridge or center bar as I will now call the L88 hood Scoop.
I hadn't realized that the stock 427/454 scoop was the same as the LT1 scoop, (Is it the same?)
Was the bigger L88 scoop factory correct on any car?
Was there a difference between the LT1 and 427 or 454 factory hood scoops?

http://www.zercustoms.com/carparts.p...0&t=1163510153

http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...5&dept_id=1737
was this a factory "stock" design?

http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?p...3&dept_id=1737
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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Hi,
I believe the L-88/ZL-1 hood was for real, came from St.Louis, and different than the normal BB/LT-1 hood. It has a different 'bulge' and 'cowl- induction'.
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the LT-1 hood and the big block c3 hood are the same hood. at least that is my understanding. the L88 is different with a larger scoop after the louvers.
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Link 1 - L88 scoop

Link 2 - L88 hood (factory 68-72 design, 'short' hood works with 68-72 only, 'long' 73-up version also available)

Link 3 - BB/LT1 hood (68-72 only)
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The only difference in thr 427 / 454 hoods from a LT-1 hood are the emblems on the big block hoods for the motor size.

A true original LT-1 hood would have no holes drilled for the 427 / 454 numbers.

The LT-1 has the double pin strip which I think does a great job outlining and hoghlighting the buldge.


The L88 hoods or taller scoop hoods were a factory hood. The air filter is in the hood and as said it offers cowl indunction.


A must to make the HP those monsters made.



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Underside of the L-88 hood. It's called an air chamber.

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The only difference in thr 427 / 454 hoods from a LT-1 hood are the emblems on the big block hoods for the motor size.

A true original LT-1 hood would have no holes drilled for the 427 / 454 numbers.

The LT-1 has the double pin strip which I think does a great job outlining and hoghlighting the buldge.

The L88 hoods or taller scoop hoods were a factory hood. The air filter is in the hood and as said it offers cowl indunction.



The 427/545 hoods also have 2 chrome trim inserts. None on the L88.

The "long" L88 hoods, designed to eliminated the wiper door on 68-72 and also used on later cars, are custom, non-stock hoods.
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Here is a pic of a factory L88.
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