Reproduction Eliminator hood scoop for the Mercury or Ford. Correct stud configuration, size and weight and far superior to our old scoop we offered. This scoop was made by using an original Eliminator scoop to make the mold. BOSS 302, 351w, 351c, 390 and 428 Eliminator Cougars all used the same scoop whether they were equipped with Ram Air or not. This unit will sometimes crack at the opening. The dimensions are just like the original and measure 21 5/8" at the widest point on the front, 25" at the widest point at the rear and 26 1/8" tall when stood on end and measured at its longest point. The scoop is 2 7/8" tall at the front middle when mounted on the hood. Comes as shown with studs, correct mounting nuts can be found here.
Replaces Ford part # C9WY-16C630-B.
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This is a story about a very proud father and a wonderful 14 year old daughter named Jenny. Since Jenny was about six years old, she has always been interested in helping Dad out as he restored a 1969 Mustang GT Convertible. This little grease monkey has always been there to hand me a wrench or a grease gun as we restored or repaired that project car. It got so bad that in the second grade she was once asked to write a paper about what she had done over the weekend. Later that week we got a call from her teacher asking if she really had help change the oil, oil filter, lube the ball joints, top off the fluids and inspect my car. My wife and I both laughed and confirmed that she had. I have a mental image of the teacher shaking her head ... but Jenny got an 'A' on the paper. As we worked on the car, she would often ask about my first car. What was it? What was it like? Was it cool? "Tell me about it Dad." Well, I shared with her that my first car was a '69 Cougar Sports Special. Was it cool... you bet sweetie. I described the sequential tail lights, the hidden headlights, the bullet style rocker panels, and the graceful arc of the body as it swept from the front fender down to the rear wheels. I told her that her grandpa had taught me how to work on the car and it was due to his patience that I felt confident on working on these old cars. I also told her that her uncle and I would often run to wrecking yards to find options we could add to the car. Although I do not have photos of that first light yellow car, I showed her pictures of what a cougar looked like. We even went to car shows and we had the chance to see a '69 Eliminator once (it was blue). That was when she was about 10 years old. Ever since then, that has been the car she always wanted. She was hooked. Originally I doubted whether she would really want the car, but she became more firm in her decision as she researched the options of "her" Eliminator. She'd say, "You mean it came in Orange! Why that's my favorite color!" I'd have to respond, "Yes dear, I remember painting your bathroom in that color." So she'd take my original owners manual and start going down the list of options for her "purfect car". It had to be Competition Orange, it needed a white interior, it needed to be an automatic, power brakes and steering, and it needed to have air conditioning. She had other desires as well, but this was the minimum of what she wanted me to find for her. So over the course of a few years, I checked websites, ebay and other Internet locations. I thought I'd never find that purfect car. Well, at the end of this last year I came across your website and saw your discussion board for buying and selling cars. I put out an ad asking for a '69 Eliminator for a father/daughter project and we got a hit. A gentleman in Indiana had a project he was hoping to sell. It was orange, white interior, AC, automatic, power disc brakes, power steering, console and even had a rear window defroster. After some extended negotiations, we bought the car this last April and have been stripping it down since.
We now have a rolling shell, that is ready to go to the body shop and we're in the process of collecting bids on this. We've also purchased a glass beading cabinet so we can start the process of striping and painting the huge number of parts scattered in our garage. It has taken four years of searching, four years of research and four months of negotiation and hard work to get where we are at today. That chapter of the story is behind us and the next chapter is about to get underway. But it is the journey that we'll take together that I look forward to. Although the wife does not understand our passion and hobby, she has been supportive of a project that brings a father and daughter even closer together. For this I am very grateful. We look forward to taking the time between now and her 16th birthday to complete the car. Although we'll get her something new for her first daily driver, the Eliminator will be her car to take to car shows, parades and an occasional drive through the high school parking lot to say, "Eat your heart out guys!" She looks forward to doing this with her Dad and I could not be luckier. Eric Moriak
PS - Here's the latest chapter in our story.
The police were doing a routine visit to local body shops and happened to see our Eliminator in the corner. They walked over to inspect the VIN and noticed that the VIN plate had been removed (this was done to protect the plate as the car went through a full media blast). They told my body shop guy that altering VINs was a third degree felony here in TX and he was facing 10 years in prison. Well to say the least, his jaw dropped to the floor. He shared with the police that I had retained the VIN plate, it was removed to actually protect the VIN, and that we were in the middle of a restoration. They threatened to impound the vehicle and asked for my home number. They also ran the VINs on the fender aprons and confirmed that I had already registered the car in my name. Next, they went to our home and knocked on the door. Unfortunately, my wife, Jenny and I were on vacation in California ... we had actually gone to see the giant Sequoia trees. But, my oldest daughter was there. Now she was not planning to answer the door as she was already dressed to go to work. Now mind you, she works as the head life guard at the city pool and she was only dressed in her two piece swim suit. However, as there were two large detectives at the door ... she thought it looked official and swallowed her pride.
She was asked about my whereabouts and if she had any knowledge about the car. Keep in mind that although Jenny loves these old cars ... not so much with the oldest, she is not a car buff. Her only concern is how cool others will think she looks by driving it. So she tells the detective that she only knows we are working on a project and she can't provide much more information. However, she takes their card and gives me a call at 6 AM in California to tell me what has just happened. Now I have already received a frantic call at 5:30 AM from my body shop guy saying that there is an emergency and the police want to impound the car and send him to jail. He is obviously rattled. (All the time I am receiving these calls, I am thinking that there is a 2 hour time difference between Texas and California ... and besides I am on vacation.) I tell my body shop guy that I have the title to the Eliminator and copies that go back to the original owner. I also have a bill of sale for the parts car that dates back to 1992. In short, "Don't worry ... I'll handle it."
After the calls, Jenny rolls in from all the ruckus and asks what's up. I tell her she's involved in grand theft auto and going to have to go to JV court and cop a plea. (She is only 14 years old.) Unfortunately I can't keep from cracking a smiling and I explain what is going on. I get the typically teenage response of, "Oh fatherrrrr ...!" Next, I try reaching the detective while in Cali, but he's going to be out of the office for the next 5 days. So I worry about the project over these next few days and recognize that I can't do anything until we get home. Once we return, we celebrate the fourth and I handle multiple calls from my body guy worrying if he's going to be sent to Alcatraz. Well, long story short ... after a couple of more days and other phone calls I finally get a chance speak to the detective over the phone, I explain our situation, and everything seems to be fine. But he does ask to see our paperwork and we scheduled an appointment for the next afternoon. I show him the titles, the bill of sale, the original build sheets, a copy of the original window sticker and tons of photos from before we bought the car until its current state. I took Jenny with me so she could also learn that there is nothing to be afraid of when talking to a police officer and she actually enjoyed telling the officer that her favorite feature of the car will be the sequential taillights. (She has never seen a set actually work. She's dying to get that part of the car working, but that is still two years out. We have to get through a ton of body work and paint first.)
So we left the police station with the case closed, and told our body guy he's not going to jail. (Maybe I should have negotiated a discount from him before telling him he is not going to jail ... hmmm ...) Next, Jenny and I stop to get an Icee to celebrate. You see, we have a tradition where we go get one after every trip to work on the car. It's a father/daughter project kinda thing. We also turn up the oldies station and rock on as we enjoy the opportunity to "bond" over this car. So as we close this chapter in our restoration story, all remains well on our Eliminator front. The right inner fender apron has now been replaced and we are starting to work on small spots in the floor that need attention next. Keep us in your prayers, we have a long way to go ... but the company is great and your parts are way cool. I can't wait to start putting on everything we've bought to date!