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Old 10-28-2002, 04:19   #1 (permalink)
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Advice - Cold air intake on 351 clevo

I"ve noticed that my car runs much better when the engine is hot, but the air is cool...

what i'm thinking of is making up a box to replaced the current air filter the box will bolt onto the carbie and have a proper filter then ducting runnig to the the wheel wells on either side with a fineish mesh to get rid of anything big...

can anyone see any problems doing this???
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Old 10-28-2002, 22:31   #2 (permalink)
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I probably wouldnt run it into the wheel wells for 2 reasons: 1 you could suck up dust or spray (in wet weather) into your intake, and 2 the air in the wheel wells is not at as high a pressure as the air at the front of the car.
On my car (XA with 351) I used the stock aircleaner, and attached some 100 mm diameter tube to the passenger side of the cleaner, then ran this out to the front of the car just behind the grill. means cutting a big hole in the front of your car, but hey. total cost? $10. Make it as big as possible - less restriction and less likely for water to be sucked up into your motor.
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at the risk of reigniting a debate... a shaker is a great cold air system!! for older cars ! :)
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Be sure you use the aircleaner housing with the metal plate in front of the element. Stops bugs and stuff from perforating the element.
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Re: Advice - Cold air intake on 351 clevo

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I"ve noticed that my car runs much better when the engine is hot, but the air is cool...

what i'm thinking of is making up a box to replaced the current air filter the box will bolt onto the carbie and have a proper filter then ducting runnig to the the wheel wells on either side with a fineish mesh to get rid of anything big...

can anyone see any problems doing this???
Go to your local wreckers and buy an extra snorkle - just like the one already fitted. Fit that to the other side of your air box and run both to the front - twice as much air flow for not a lot of dough.

Hey it worked on some of the mustangs

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Re: Re: Advice - Cold air intake on 351 clevo

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Go to your local wreckers and buy an extra snorkle - just like the one already fitted. Fit that to the other side of your air box and run both to the front - twice as much air flow for not a lot of dough.

Hey it worked on some of the mustangs

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Exactly and then run two flex pipes to the front. Even behind head lights will help,cooler more dense air..
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Well there isn't ant airbox in there at all... its got a holley 650 on the top so its just got the big duognut shaped airfiler bolted directly on to it...

another thought i had was to mount two flat exhaust tips low on the front the car with a corrogated pipe so that the ripple would catch any water and force it out throgh a few stratgeicaly placed pin holes... but not enough to reduce the airflow going through though.
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Seriously dude I Understand what you are getting at..

but the airfilter on mine is aftermarket and has no snorkel what so ever!
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at the risk of reigniting a debate... a shaker is a great cold air system!! for older cars ! :)
Anyone know how I can put a shaker on my AU? Old meets new!
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Anyone know how I can put a shaker on my AU? Old meets new!
Check out the 2002 Mustang Mach 1, its shaker setup could be adapted to suit any late model V8 I imagine.....
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