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Old 02 Aug 2003, 03:07 am
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[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 "
plexiglass, conforms to the shape of the hood and fender sides,
allmost 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
approxamatley 75 degrees!!! Needless to say the performance boost is
signifigant!!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 @ http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/airbillster and see
Prototype to finish. Tommorrow I do hood struts and
finish the hoses!!!!
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Old 03 Aug 2003, 12:18 am
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I'm not able to see in your photos where the cool air comes from. Still looks like it draws underhood air. What am I missing?
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Old 03 Aug 2003, 12:24 am
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how much would charge to make one of these for someone?
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Old 13 Aug 2003, 12:59 pm
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[8)]The outside air has 2 sources, 1 from my Lund hood scoop and 2nd from the fender vent
To seeem all go to
http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289487969
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Old 13 Aug 2003, 01:10 pm
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Actually I'm working on a 3" insulated tubeing from the cone filter(opening in filter) to the 2.5" opening at the turbo!! I've finished the new box design (will post) and will have the tubeing finished this weekend. All plexiglass and PVC...
Pricing, I'm working on it!
Oh!! The Battery cover is $40 plus shipping
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Old 14 Aug 2003, 12:07 pm
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I'm all for some sort of battery containment. I have had 2 batteries explode on my automobiles. One in a containment box, and one not. Without the box EVERYTHING gets soaked in acid, with, it's a simple matter of getting a new battery. With the heat that collects in our engine compartment I am supprised that the issue of battery explosions has not come up.

(For those of you that are not familiar with this issue, battery acid when heated gives off hydrogen gas, which is very explosive. Even a small ammount is enough to break a battery case and spray acid all over the engine electronics. After an explosion every connection is suspect, every crevice that water and acid can enter is a place for long term mayhem.)
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Old 14 Aug 2003, 01:16 pm
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[8)]Finished, Redesigned plexiglass insulated box and 3" PVC insulated to the turbo opening 2.5"BEFORE
After [?]
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Old 14 Aug 2003, 01:19 pm
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Original used 2" radiator hose to the 2.5" opening...
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