My 'Alpha' '73 wears a NOS '71 GT hood scoop, but it also is non-functional. I thought about cutting the hood, but Cougars (and rust-free replacement parts) around here are as scarce as hen's teeth so better judgement prevailed there... By the way, did you notice that the hood reinforcement looks like it was made for a 70-71 Torino-style (pointed front) shaker? I thought about that one, too, especially when a local boneyard had the shaker and hood from a Torino just laying around. Yes, yes, I bought the setup anyway, but sold it off to a Torino owner out of state.
A few years ago I came upon a great deal on a 429CJ, and I bought that, too, with the intention of putting that into my 'Alpha'Cat, but the changeover from 351C-4V to 429 would have been too co$tly! (mounts, headers, intake, carb, trans.... I ended up selling the CJ for a good profit. I still have the original CJ intake and carb though. The buyer didn't want it, so maybe I'll sell it off and still profit more...
One of these days I'll figure out how to post some pics... Waaaaay back in the '80s my car's pics were in the CCOA magazine.
Does that CJ carb have a solenoid attached to the drivers side? Look at the part number of the carb -- you'll find it on the drivers side just behind the secondary shaft, running vertically. It will look like: 704028#. What's the last number on yours?
You might try Pony Car Specialists (614)837-3820. He gets some nice stuff in from time to time. Last year at Carlisle he had a repro that I beleive would fit your car. It looked very good. Call Dave and see what he can do for you. Very nice 71 CJ you've got there.