The hood arrived on Tuesday and it is not the same as the old one. This one has the vent (windshield wiper) panel attached, unlike the stock configuration that I have. After much discussion, we decided to go with the new hood configuration and do away with the vent panel. That will require us to relocate the fuel gauge.

We will paint the front of the car while we are at it and do a few more things to dress up the front. The work will be done by Mr. Lands of Mathis Automotive, 5813 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge (225) 924-3232. He does paint and body and fiberglass work.

We will continue racing with the K&N Air Filter setup.