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Postby Quarter Flash » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:09 pm


Of all the years I have built my own ram air kits this place is a life saver.

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Postby SunbirdMan » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:23 am

Here's a link to an article from the goofballs at Carcraft. The thing that impresses me about this test is the air intake temperature reading on the carb. 69 degrees with cold air intake vs 95 degrees with an open element and simulated stock hood. this was at the end of a quarter mile. Apparently it was 69 degrees or less that day. Imagine what the intake temp would have been on a 100 degree day after about 20 miles. Could this be an overheating problem for some cars?

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Postby v8astregt » Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:37 pm

Hmmm... interesting. So cowl induction does work!
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Postby avitet » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:06 am

yes cowl induction works its a high pressure zone on virtually all cars just be sure to seal your carb to the hood so you get your cold air with out letting it in the engine compartment just looked at the artical the base of the windshield is a higher presure zone below 100 basicaly
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Postby mldeolde » Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:55 pm

FIND A USED NASCAR truck series carbon fiber 17x4 air cleaner, aquire a new 17x4 air cleaner,cheap, cause they aren't used on very many applications,raid home depot for some dryer hose,then raid the air conditionin and heating dept. for your sheetmetal hose attachments. haven't finnished the project yet so can't show the finnished product yet but it's definately doable. works for me!!!!
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Postby marco_1978_spyder » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:36 pm

dosent look like your using your wiper motor.....go sleeper and plumb high pressure cowl air from there.
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Postby mldeolde » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:09 pm

that is what i did on my original 75 5.7 ltr Monza but i made a hole in the cowl directly behind ith factory air cleaner and it was astounding how much i wok up that 2 bl equiped 350. had to do some major carb rejetting but the end result was way better than we even expected. proof of the fact that a hot cramped engine compartment is extreemly detrimental to performence unless a source of cooler and preferably pressurized air is routed to the carb.
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