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Old 11-29-2008, 12:09 AM
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Cold Air Intake Option on transplant

I need some inexpensive options for my 59 Chevy Suburban transplant. I need a proper Air intake tube/cold air box. I have transplanted a 5.3 truck engine. The factory intake is too big. The 59 is more narrow at the nose. Whatever I get it's going to have to modified. It needs to be around 20" long without the filter.
Any ideas?

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I have installed a 5.3 into a 47 coupe. Here is what I ended up with. There is not enough room for the stock fan. Will need to make a shield around the filter to keep water off of it. Got everything from intakeshoses online cost about $75 had some aluminum tube lift over.


Another idea, had the filter by the hood hinge area. Thought I might get too much hot air from the engine with this setup.

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around $20 and a fun day at a U-Pull-It yard.....

there are 100's and 100's of tubing shapes and sizes on different cars to choose from....

heck, I was able to find one that was a exact match to the rectangular dry/excellent flow opening in my rad wall at the very first yard...

with a simple second tube from that yard to the stock air cleaner it "looks like" it's designed to add ram air boost!!!
(lid is not truly sealed except at the filter for cfm available and faster cool down here in balmy FL)

LOL, can you tell that my son works for a beer dist...
"had to" take this pic of the aluminum sign before I did paint it.....
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