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    Default Scoop Forward, or Scoop Back

    Which way does yours fly?

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    They Both equal the same amount of air flow, Drag might be a different story. The Pres. Will give you a chart on it.

    The guys who run them back wards usually do so for fear of water getting in there from other boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Btnhtillidie View Post
    They Both equal the same amount of air flow, Drag might be a different story. The Pres. Will give you a chart on it.

    The guys who run them back wards usually do so for fear of water getting in there from other boats.
    That has always been my fear...of course a good roller can do it too

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    runnin a scoop backwards has to be create'n some vaccum or low pressure on the inside. anyone who know's how to use a air gun to get a siphon hose started can prove that.

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    I got hassled on Mead for having it forward. Cop said if it back fires it'll throw flames on us. Told me I have to have spark arresters, they're way expensive for Doms. So, I put one for a regular Holley on top of the bar that goes accross carb to hold scoop on ran a bolt thru it, Totaly a dummy but they want to see that metal screen on there. I didnt even bother to tell him about my pop off in the back. Yes sir, no sir, buh bye.

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    a cop hassled me for having mine forwards. but it had a flame arrestor in it i said i saw no law about it he said i had to turn it around or he was gonna give me like a 200 dollar fine so i did.

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    I run mine forward, I do have a spark arrestor, havn't been hassled yet. And if enough water ever came up and over to get inside my air scoop I have a feeling that I'd have way bigger problems than a little water in my carb.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboat Jared View Post
    a cop hassled me for having mine forwards. but it had a flame arrestor in it i said i saw no law about it he said i had to turn it around or he was gonna give me like a 200 dollar fine so i did.
    I think he was full of crap. I think the law reads something like if the intake carburetor(s) are 14" above the bilge in a open engine compartment you don't even need a flame arrestor. I'll see if I can find it. Thunderpumpkin and Wiseones dad told me about it years ago. Knowing the law kept him from getting a ticket or two.

    As far as having a chart, not yet. We run ours forward, but I might do a little test this Summer if I remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboat Jared View Post
    a cop hassled me for having mine forwards. but it had a flame arrestor in it i said i saw no law about it he said i had to turn it around or he was gonna give me like a 200 dollar fine so i did.
    YA GOTTA LOVE THE POLK COUNTY BARNEY FIVES


    They made me take of my flame arrestor last year to see if I had a marine carb.....ugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWolf View Post
    YA GOTTA LOVE THE POLK COUNTY BARNEY FIVES


    They made me take of my flame arrestor last year to see if I had a marine carb.....ugh
    dude i phuckin hate the polk 50s lol but it was up at detroit. i really dont want to take my boat out on the willamet lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWolf View Post
    YA GOTTA LOVE THE POLK COUNTY BARNEY FIVES


    They made me take of my flame arrestor last year to see if I had a marine carb.....ugh

    man you got some bored cops up there..........

    Mine is forward........

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    I wear mine backwards. all the cool kids do it . besides i once lost an eyebrow and some pride when i ran it foward on my flatty . Never look at your scoop when you turn around to fire your ski race boat , cause that is where some dip shit mounted the push button start button ..
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    i never thought it really mattered until about three weeks ago. Some guy in a CP up at Aha had his passenger seat cushion come up and cover his scoop. Shut the boat off and pitched him out, CRAZY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    runnin a scoop backwards has to be create'n some vaccum or low pressure on the inside. anyone who know's how to use a air gun to get a siphon hose started can prove that.
    That must be why chevy, had cowl hood's. On a more serious note; maybe the extra pressure doesn't compensate for the extra turbulence. Mine would be backward if I had one.
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