Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Geelong Australia
Re: Front mounted cold air intake- For Falcons?
I thought the snorkel on the EA through to BA was a cold air induction. It picks up air that hasn't been through the radiator but is mounted so you don't injest a pile of stones and water.
I made up a cold air box for an SS Torana I had years ago, it was a huge improvement over the standard "banjo" air cleaner and good improvement on an open element type cleaner as well.
On top speed alone using tacho, calculations and measured distances:
Std Air cleaner - 185 km/h
Open element - 200 km/h
Cold air box - 230 km/k
Ok, there was a lot of work on the old 5 litre especially in the top end but it would rev right through to 5,500rpm in top gear with a 2.74 diff.
Scary stuff in a hatchback torana, the long doors would shake and window frames would bow out. I gather it was a presure build up inside the cabin as it was nearly impossible to stop air leaking in through the vents.
I wonder how Moffatt and Brock drove those two falcons and toranas to the speeds they did back in the '70's. Must have been one hell of a ride!