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Old 01-30-2003, 21:14   #1 (permalink)
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Cold air intake for Crossflow 6

Has anyone here changed their air intake on their carby 6. If you have what have you done.
Would it be possible to set up a pod filter? Or is the big round airfilter over the carb the only way to go?
The carb on mine is a 465 Holley.

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On my XD I had a cold air intake of sorts, I found that the engine was getting very hot on warm days so I fitted a bonnet scoop on to it, I was also running my carby with one of them round air filters, the cold air seemed to go into the scoop and straight down onto the air filter, if you have a Rampod style air filter you could design a box ontop of the engine to utilise all the air coming in the scoop, hope that helps you
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On my mates XE, we fitted Nissan Patrol Turbo cold air scoop ($60) right on top of Elderbrock Rampod style air filter. It made huge difference to cars performance, but down side is when raining water gets in had to fit round air cleaner in the end.
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Putting a good size filter, ie 14" on a crossflow is difficult. I've got a 465 Holly on a cain manifold and every aircleaner I tried hit the bonnet support. Ended up getting a 14" K&N that was offset and it fits wicked.
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How much did that set you back and where did you buy it?
I havent actually fitted the carb or manifold yet. Its a redline manifold.
Would it make much difference if i had the round air cleaner and had cold air pipes coming from the front of the car somewhere to right next to the filter blowing into it? Or would that be a waste of time.
I could run the pipes up either side of the engine bay from behind each headlight then have a slight bend in both pipes heading straight for the filter. I imagine this would have sort of a ram air effect?

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My last car was an XF carby S.. junked the standard air filter for one of those round small ones.. and fitted some shielding to direct airflow.

that mixed with the extractors, 2.5" exhaust, one muffler.. 8.5secs to 100km/h

Cold air is a must for performance.. pitty the chopping of the air inlet on the EA CFI does nothing to increase performance
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Oh and another note.. first car was a 1979 Escort.. 2litre, dual 40mm side draft carbs, bonnet scoop, pipes leading down the airbox for the carbs for cold air.

The cold air helped.. spin in 1st-3rd gear no worries.. say bye byes to petrol tho! hehe

Eventually fitted standard manifold and an XE falcon carb.. much better.. not quite the same power.. but usable and less costly for fuel. Used the bonnet scoop to provide air to a small round aftermarket air filter! worked wonders!
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I ordered the offsett K&N air cleaner direct from K & N in the US. They only sell to businesses not private individuals so I had some difficulty in getting it and it took 3 months to arrive. The cost was about $200 Aust. including all freight etc. The exchange rate is a real pain. If you go to any reputable speed shop they will have K&N catalogs and shoulld be able to order one for you.

Im not sure what the redline manifold is like, but the CAIN manifold has very long runners & therfore places the carby close to the strut tower.

One other option would be to get an alloy air cleaner box that they use for LPG. You can run a pod filter on the end of these, then you could run some ducting from near the headlights etc. to the pod.
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