The problem with functional hoodscoops is thus: our smaller wing'ed friends are sometimes unable to defeat the intake vacuum and wind up getting hoovered right into the works. That's right, kids, mesh those intakes, or you may get taken in the night by the vengeful spirit of ol' John James.

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How to catch a bird [VW Vortex]

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