I contacted RichardM before I started, and asked him about his experiences. I also talked to a few other people in the know about what I was about to do, and they verified that the major problem with the intake was the lack of plenum volume and not particularly the sharp turns. The '95 intake also has shorter runner length than the later intakes, so it should present itself better, if it can be made to flow well enough, to higher rpm ranges. Like I said, I don't know what to expect yet, and as soon as I finish it up, we'll see. I'll bolt it on, and hit the dyno, and compare them to my sheets now. Same dyno, same mods to see what the real deal is. If there's no gain, or it's worse, I'll put my factory intake back on, and drive on, but I suspect there will be some gain, simply because of the increase in runner flow, and the added plenum volume.
This is just an experiment. And like many of the other ones around here, we won't know what improvement there will be until it's done. Remember, about a year ago, everyone in the Ford world was swearing that the NPI heads were junk, and should just be tossed in favor of PI heads, everyone knew that. Now it's a different story, because someone took the time and effort to do it. The main thing is, I have more time than money, and the equipment to do this, so why not. I don't believe that anyone has tried to go to the lengths that I am, and noone might ever do it again. The sheer time that will be into this intake would make it illogical for anyone without a machineshop to even try.