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Old 10-08-2003, 12:08   #1 (permalink)
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Front mounted cold air intake- For Falcons?

Hi guys, I was surfing around the net, perving on some "ricey" bits and came across this front mounted intercooler-styled air intake system by AROSPEED. Before you bash it, take a look....

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http://arospeed.com/default.php?cPath=22_37_39

Air filter unit
http://arospeed.com/images/coldfrontintake_big.jpg

I'm sure it can be easily adapted to suit Fords...just need to make a mandrel bent pipe for the intake. It makes perfect sense, since most of the cold air rushes into the front air dam and you'd want to capture the majority of that cold air before it heats up. It's not applicable to me (coz I've got a front mounted intercooler) but might be worth considering for those of you who are still researching on cold air induction. Doesn't look too bad actually....

Intake unit fitted on a Honda Civic
http://arospeed.com/images/coldfrontintake_pic1_big.jpg

You might have to turn the intake around as such that the pipe runs to the passenger side (where the throttle body is for the Falcons)...I don't see much of a drama in doing just that. Only trouble is innovations like these may quickly be labelled as rice...oh well, can't please everyone. Please don't shoot the messenger, I'm just trying to share this tiny discovery with everyone. Who knows, this might just take off like clear side indicators for the Falcons :)

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Re: Front mounted cold air intake- For Falcons?

I thought blocking the air-dam was baaad, m'kay (just ask Craig Lowndes). Wouldn't this block most, if not all air coming onto the radiator and also airflow around the engine? In the Honda pic it looks like it's blocking 3/4 of the air-dam. Surely that can't be good?
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Re: Front mounted cold air intake- For Falcons?

don't much like those bends in the pipe though.
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Old 10-08-2003, 18:22   #4 (permalink)
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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!
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Aunger have cold air intakes for Falcons, www.aunger.com.au
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