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Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood #3030385
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Hi all,

The PO included an extra hood when I bought my 1971 Satellite (as in 1st pic, below). Was this hood available on Satellite, Roadrunner and GTX? And is it the hood I would use if I wanted to install an air grabber kit (2nd pic)? Thanks for any info.

Roger

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Re: Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood [Re: Fab64] #3030551
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Originally Posted by Fab64
Hi all,

The PO included an extra hood when I bought my 1971 Satellite (as in 1st pic, below). Was this hood available on Satellite, Roadrunner and GTX? And is it the hood I would use if I wanted to install an air grabber kit (2nd pic)? Thanks for any info.

Roger


Yes , the base 71 satellite hood was used to make the 71 air grabber hood.


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Re: Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood [Re: Fab64] #3030681
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To answer your original question, the Air Grabber was not available on Sattelites - only on RR or GTX models.


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I sem to remember that my son had a RR with a 360 4bbl, and an air grabber hood, was that an option??

Thanks, Joe

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Re: Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood [Re: jlatessa] #3030973
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Originally Posted by jlatessa
I sem to remember that my son had a RR with a 360 4bbl, and an air grabber hood, was that an option??

Thanks, Joe


I do not believe the 360 was available until late 73 or 74 which would have been after the air grabber had stopped being used.

It could be that he had a 71 Air Grabber and someone replaced the 340 with a 360. Or maybe as time progressed the size of the engine got confused.

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Thanks for the replies, everyone. beer

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Re: Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood [Re: IMGTX] #3031028
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air grabber kit

Where are you getting this "kit"? The under side of the stock hood is different than the air grabber. The air grabber has a different inner frame structure for the air cleaner. I have both these hoods, The air grabber water got into and rusted out the lower/inner frame structure. My plan is to cut the opening/holes in the outer hood and cut the inner section of the air grabber(around the air cleaner) and weld it to the good(rust free) hood. I suppose you could cut up the stock hood but it wouldn't look factory unless you had the lower frame section around the air cleaner.

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Ok, just to clarify, I'm not planning to add an Air Grabber kit to my hood.

Re: Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood [Re: Fab64] #3031083
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an AIRGRABBER hood isn't just a flat Satellite hood with the insert added

the top sheetmetal is the "flat" hood & the inner sheetmetal is from a "bulge" hood

Re: Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood [Re: 6bblgt] #3031090
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Originally Posted by 6bblgt
an AIRGRABBER hood isn't just a flat Satellite hood with the insert added

the top sheetmetal is the "flat" hood & the inner sheetmetal is from a "bulge" hood


Thanks for clarifying. I guess I made a bad assumption when I saw the air grabber and bulge kits that are offered for sale.

Re: Question about 1971 Satellite/Roadrunner hood [Re: Fab64] #3032082
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The "bulge" is actually made from fiberglass.
https://www.musclecarparts.cc/shop/item.aspx/1971-72-roadrunner-gtx-air-grabber-kit/8147/

And this kit does NOT come with the "bulge". Have seen mixed reviews on the reproductions.

https://aarqualityfiberglass.com/product/bubble-door-road-runner-1971-1972-air-grabber-center/







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