Youve got to hand it to Ford for the 68-70 Mustang Cobra Jet hoodscoop. Its a sharp, bolt-on piece thats easy to install and will turn just about any Ford into an uptown dresser in short order. This hood had its beginnings on the 68½ 428 Cobra Jet Mustang introduced in the spring of 1968. It quickly found its way onto the Fairlane and Torino for 68-69 and the Mustang for 69-70. In some applications, it was a functional scoop. In others, it wasnt.
Before we get into installation, a word on taste. The Cobra Jet hoodscoop is intended for hoods that jibe with the design. If you have a 67-68 Mustang with the optional GT hood, dont ruin a terrific design with a Cobra Jet scoop. It becomes too busy. Leave that GT hood alone. Other hoods, such as the 70-71 Mercury Cyclone or Montego, dont lend themselves to the installation of a Cobra Jet scoop. Think before buying and drilling.
We received a call from Joe Mangione of Pony Car Sales & Restoration in Orange, California, who decided to install the reproduction Cobra Jet hoodscoop on a 70 Mustang SportsRoof. Hes going to show you how to do it yourself. This is a quality reproduction thats exact in detail with all the right trimmings and function. It can be functional or it can be cosmetic alone. The choice is yours.