cold air induction - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2002, 09:34 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: N/A
Posts: 148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lightbulb cold air induction

ok guys... here's my brainstorm, and I'm wondering how hard it would be to accomplish, and if it would be practical...

I'm considering turning the upper cowl on my 1950 chevy truck into cold air induction. it would look stock, and I'm thinking would be a great idea.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2002, 09:52 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 109
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Well it would take a lot of work to do and there is lots of easyer ways to do it.But it would really be cool and as soon as I read your post I had it figured out in my head.I would try to figure out how to push a little juice with it.No sense having all that air going in without something to go with it. Of course I am a screwed up old racer and my mind thinks nothing but HP after you get it started. ROY

[ February 21, 2002: Message edited by: Roy Newton- exprotech ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2002, 10:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: N/A
Posts: 148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

well just an idea I kinda got kicken around, but if I went that route I'd probably go with a 400 stroker with the 6" rods. I'd have <a href="http://www.asrengines.com" target="_blank">asrengines</a> build it for me. I'd want the engine built for torque and low RPM's, but I've heard real good thing about that engine...

my other engine choice would be a 350 ramjet, but I'm not sure how I'd fabricate the cold aid induction with that cuz it would seem better to come from the front for that application.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2002, 05:09 AM
1meancuda's Avatar
At a loss for words
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 364
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I once saw a guy running drag races (I think the car was a Buick GS. It was a while ago so I can't really remember the car ) Anyways, that's not the story. He had hooked up a ram air system from by his head lights and then up to his air cleaner. Know what he was using for this? Dryer ducting!!! A little imagination can really take your vehicle a long ways!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2002, 10:05 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: N/A
Posts: 148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I'm kinda thinkin a 400 stroker with a manual injection system <a href="http://hilborninjection.com/images/tn-AJ1MD.jpg" target="_blank">such as this</a> with the cold air induction.

I'd get fuel injection, a great performane fuel injected engine, and something a bit more trick.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2002, 10:41 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: East Palestine, Ohio
Posts: 150
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool

If you Check out this website:

http://www.ramairbox.com/

They may have the answer, they have a truck on their with a cowl induction type set up like you are talking about. I do not think it would be super tough to accomplish. just a little fabricating.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2002, 01:03 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Guelph Ontario Canada
Posts: 84
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I think its a good idea also, any time you can introduce more cold air to your engine will always be good. It may take a little engineering and fabricating . But it should be worth the effort.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2002, 05:26 PM
Steve karch's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Age: 55
Posts: 414
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I put a Ram Air Box in my Beaumont. I use aluminum dryer ducting and modified heater ducts for air scoops under the front bumper. Its a good system and so far the best bang for the buck. Its great in hot weather as the engine is alway breathing cooler air.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-22-2002, 07:17 PM
Paco's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Texarkana, Arkansas
Posts: 99
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

check out a '70 Chevelle SS 396 or 454, they could be had with factory cowl induction, if I remember correctly, it was a vacuum operated door on the cowl that opened towards the windshield when you stood on it. Been too many years to remember the specifics, but I do know where a couple are if you need more info.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-23-2002, 06:14 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Swartz Creek, Michigan
Posts: 15
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lightbulb

I can't help but comment on Paco's post - my Sister's Husband owned a 70 Chevelle 454 w/Cowl Induction - she took great pleasure in giving rides and "watch the little door pop open when I stomp on it" - Don couldn't belive how fast his rear tires wore out!! Yes it was vacuumn operated.
If you set up for induction don't forget to allow for any water that finds it's way in to drain out of the air cleaner - I swamped out my V8 powered Pinto many moons ago (hood scoop ducted into air cleaner/rain storm/no drain/bad combo!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-23-2002, 07:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: N/A
Posts: 148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

OK let me ask a stupid question...

in this application how would I build a drain into it? I'm assuming that everything is built to flow into the top of the carberator or mechanical injectors (etc.) so where would I put a drain?

how is a drain typically worked into an application like this?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-24-2002, 06:34 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: iowa
Posts: 127
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking

I would use two drains one in the cowl box and another in the box that attaches to your carb or injectors. You would need to design both with a low spot that the water would drain to and from there to the outside of the car.1/2 in.rubber hose would probably work fine.If you can figure out how to build the rest of the system the drains would be the easy part lol. :p
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 02-24-2002, 08:41 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: N/A
Posts: 148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

LOL - yea I'm sure your right about that. I'm able to pictures the rest in my head, but for some reason the drains were escaping me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 02-24-2002, 02:19 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Swartz Creek, Michigan
Posts: 15
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

If I remember correctly the cowl vent already has a drain to it - at least the 51 Chevy 3/4 I owned years ago had one!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2002, 01:57 PM
slomotion's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Maine
Age: 71
Posts: 52
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I think I would be inclined to incorporate a baffle with the first drain just up-stream of it. The rain theoretically wouldn't be able to react as quick as the air and get "stuck" whereas the air would pass over it. I don't think I would want the water to get as far as my air-cleaner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



« Engine | olds »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.