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Snotty

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« on: April 20, 2010, 11:37:32 AM »

I saw something at Spring Fling I had not seen, or noticed before.  I saw two Challengers with "Shaker" hoods.  However, when they opened their hoods the "shaker" opened up too.  They were fake!  We started calling them Fakers!  Have any of you seen them?  I looked closely at one.  It is cleverly designed to look real when closed; there is a gap between the "shaker" and the hood on the front.
 

 
My opinion - NAH!
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 12:39:00 PM »

Must be California theng.  We only do the real deal here
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 03:14:04 PM »

I hate fake performance parts also! Might as well put some decals on the thing for the good they do.  
 
I thought that one of the factory Challenger shaker scoops did go up with the hood and sealed down to an airbox/airfilter on the carb when you shut the hood. Or was the one you saw more like one off a TransAm?
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 03:49:08 PM »

In the fifties it was dummy teardrop spotlights, fake  "lake" pipes, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010, 04:36:47 PM »

You forgot the racoon tail and the dice.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 06:41:49 PM »

Quote from: Rockwerx
 


 
No, a true shaker is attached to the carb, not the hood.  Same for the Trans Am.  There are "fresh air" inlets that are scoops, like what we have on the Gremlin, or a six-pac hood.  But a Shaker is on the motor.
 
The two that I saw were made to look like one, but were scoops.
 
The Challenger next to the Gremlin in this picture has one if you can see it:

 
This is a good shot of the Cordoba that was for sale, and the big guy is Chris "the Doctor" Fredriksen who did so much work on the Gremlin for us!
 
You can see the fresh air opening in our hood, and you can see that the Challenger has a scoop.  With the hood closed it's a Faker.
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