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Old 05-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Cheap and easy cold air intake

Here's a cheap and easy way to get cooler intake air.
Track Racing Autoparts Store sells the air intake fittings and filter.
When I bought one they were a little over $50.
Install is quick and easy.
This product doesn't include a barrier to reduce engine heat so here's how I made my own.
I got a poster board and a sheet of aluminum at the local hardware store.
After cutting, folding and cussing awhile I had a paste board pattern for the baffle.
Made the baffle with the aluminum and trimmed the top until it didn't hit the closed hood. A flashlight helps peeking through the cracked hood.
Then take a few large paper clips and put them on the top edge, close the hood to push them down, open the hood and you can see what you need to trim.
I left about 1/2 inch space and used some door sweep rubber to extend the sides to the hood.
It isn't air tight but should help keep the air temperature down.

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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nicely done. Good low buck solution. Was there a noticable power boost?

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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I think so but it's hard to tell. The theory is sound. Cool air is denser.
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