Where would the intake be? There was an intake port that draws past clutch and belt but there was a factory plug in that port that looked like it had never been removed, (I did try removing this plug and it made no difference). Is there an air filter or just an air box on this sled? But reguardless why would the hood being open or closed make a difference? Its literally instantly when I latch the hood it chokes the motor.
Ended up being the small wire that holds the hood from folding too far forward when the hood is up, had worn a very small slit in the spark plug cable (couldn't even see it). but when the hood would latch it would push the cable into the same exact spot and then the hood pin going into its slot would ground it out and take that cylinder out.