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91 200q (was power loss@WOT)

Mystery may be solved.  Plugs replaced; cap, rotor and wires OK.  WOT 
switch ok. Running at track yesterday and the car just won't pull.  
The hood pops open on left (driver's) side about 1 inch, and lo and 
behold the car starts to pull like a champ!  Either a) car was able 
to vent hot air out  or b) (most likely), not enough air getting to 
the airbox.  Open hood allowed more air to flow into engine 
compartment.  This would explain why the car went dead @ WOT; it was 
running way too rich.
  Does this make sense?  What do the engineers out there say?  How do 
I get more air to airbox without cutting up a nice street car?  All 
replies gratefully accepted. TIA

91 200 STEADIA3qw