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Old 05-08-2005, 04:27 PM
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anbody run this cold air system

we all know every 12deg. or so we cool the intake charge,we get 1 % hp power back. i went to ramairbox.com and saw some cool setups. i doubt any of them would work with my car. anybody try stuffing these bad boys in there engine compartment. where have you taken the air from. i doubt there is any real ram air effect. opppinions or experiences welcome. pictures loved!
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Old 05-08-2005, 05:09 PM
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I make my own when i do this. The setup you showed is good and similar to the ThunderBolt 427s ram air setup. Some people take out the bright lights and run dryer hose to the old headlight bucket. Some 5.0 Mustangs use the fog light(s).
Nascar uses a similar setup that connects into the firewall to pull cool air from the high pressure cowl area. What chassis do you have?
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Old 05-08-2005, 05:17 PM
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yup, check my gallery for photos
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no way steve we have similar taste. white powdered manifold, and blue wires.
its a real nice touch on a blue on white car. battery in trunk, but did you shave the antenna? nice swept back idea!!!
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Antenna is still on the fender but I have no radio so it gonna go. I made a cowl induction hood out of the original hood to clear the ram air. I've used that ram air for about 5 years now and swear by it.
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I am using a Ram Air Box on my 36 Ford Pickup. 383 Stroker with Edelbrock Pro Flow EFI. Even though it is a tight fit, I like being able to get the cooler outside air to the air valve and the few inches Hg pressure. Mine has the 4" tubes for 800 CFM air flow. According to the techs at Ram Air Box, a pair of 3" tubes delivers 600 CFM and 5" delivers 1000 CFM. I could not use the nice Aluminum tubes they provided but found some very nice tubes that are used for industrial wood working shop vacuum systems (Grizzley Tools). If you can get into the archives of Project of the Week that we had before Project Journals, you can see some pics.

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ram air

a friend of mine instaled the ram air box on his fairlane, liked the improvement but didnt like the plastic air cleaner and lack of covers for missing high beams. i purchased a dual snorkle air cleaner with chrome lid on ebay $25.00 delivered, 10ft. of3 1/2" rubber air duct hose w/ spiral wire from jcwhitney $30.00 delivered, 2 storm collars(hvac)from home depot (funnel shaped metal) $3.00, and 1'x4' of stainless steel expanded metal $40.00, and a air filter $7.00(couldnt find k&n filter to fit my air cleaner. total price $105.00 plus some tax (none on ebay). plus purchased metal nibbler but could have cut or grond highbeam opening for tube it took 2 hours to install looks better than the ram air box and cost a heck of a lot less. everyone comments on the awesome look of the stainless steel expanded metal where highbeams used to be. i used 2 pieces of expanded metal in each highbeam opening 1 vertical, 1 horizontal (makes for smaller holes to catch bugs etc. when driving on highway the head wind acts as a free natural supercharger, a definite boost no matter what ram air system you choose

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