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Old 02 Aug 2003, 03:17 am
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Default Real cold air intake

[8)]As usual the cheapskate in me took over, that and I'm a poor working
stiff!! Ben had an Air Raid, so called cold air intake for a non
turbo. It's metal, FULL of gaps and it's not insulated!! Sooo, I
used it as a template for a REAL cold air intake and it works with
my hood scoop OR the conventional fender vent. It's made from 1/4 "
Plexiglas, conforms to the shape of the hood and fender sides,
almost a perfect seal, I used a radiator hose that was the right
shape and insulated the hose and the box with thin foam and aluminum
insulation. The temp difference between the box and just outside is
approximately 75 degrees!!! Needless to say the performance boost is
significant!! AND I reworked the hood scoop and insulation so it
works perfectly with the cold air intake. Note the blue insulation,
brake paint!! Also It took a BUNCH of tries but I finally got the
pattern right for the battery cover!! Go to my photo album and see
Prototype to finish, backwards. Tomorrow I do hood struts and
finish the hoses!!!!
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Old 02 Aug 2003, 08:07 am
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I went to your link to check things out but it says your empty. Sounds interesting, I would like to see how it turned out.
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Old 04 Aug 2003, 10:26 am
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Hope these come out! If not my Yahoo photo album should be working now...
Bill Seat
Founder - Route 66 PT Cruiser Club
Va. Director - PT Owners Club
2003 Electric Pearl Blue Flamed GT Turbo
Stage 1 equipped
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Old 04 Aug 2003, 11:53 pm
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Old 08 Aug 2003, 06:41 pm
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Nice job!![?]
I have a AIR FORCE 1 cold air intake on my 2001 PT Limited. The cold air come in from the front grill area over the battery and into the air filter. Makes a real nice groowl sound when you step on the gas.
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Old 02 Sep 2003, 02:26 am
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Where did you get your AF1 for your PT??
I was thinking along the lines of a Airaid with the Poweraid or The K&N with the Poweraid...!!
Any Thoughts???
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