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Old 04-27-2003, 01:06 PM
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Post Cold air systems for carb motors?

Ok maybe this is a dumb question but here goes. Why can't you make a cold air system for a carburated motor? I see all those nice K&N setups and wonder what it would take to use one on a 350 chevy or if it can be done. I don't mean the type with an ice box, just the conical filters by the front of the car with a large tube running back to the injection system.

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Old 04-27-2003, 01:17 PM
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You can use one. The effect's are the same. Carbs can't adjust for the temp difference as well as injected engines can though.
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Make sure you vent the fuel bowls to your pressurized air intake or you will get fuel blowing all over the place at speed.
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Old 04-28-2003, 12:27 AM
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I was thinking of a box that would sit about the same height as an air cleaner, then on the front of that box would be a hookup for the tube that would extend to the front. I don't think right now I want to try it, it was just an honest question. I guess turbulance would be a problem too.

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Old 04-28-2003, 04:15 AM
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The '60's era muscle cars had them in droves. That was extremely common in all the Bad cars,Shakers ,Ram inductions it's all the same. The setup you described is about what the stock ram-air systems were, some poked through the hood (shakers) and some sealed the air cleaner housing to the bottom of the hood with a rubber seal. Just like the Jag conversion you're working on the underhood temps were hot and there was little room, the ram air systems helped get nice cool air to the engine which =HP.
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