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Homemade Cold Air Induction?!?!?!

I have an 89' T-bird with a 3.8 How do you go about making homemade cold air or ram air induction?
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I will be writing up an article on my homemade intake for the www.njtacc.com. PM me your email and I will send you one when it is done. Probably this weekend.

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i'm testing a new style which eliminates the 90 degree before the maf...very similar to the zrmotorsport intake for the sc...my pro m doesnt seem to respond well to the bend
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I'll tell you how I made mine! I took off the air silencer in the fender well as like me "first mod" and then I got K&N cone, but after a while I wanted cold air intake too, and I was pretty poor so I looked for what I could use in garage and found the air silencer. Well--the air silencer is made up of 3 parts, there's the main body, the snorkel part, and this lil elbow part that, that's the part the bolts up to the underside of air box, and this is the important part. See, the opening of this lil elbow, the part that goes into main body of air silencer is just the right size for the opening of my 9" K&N cone. So, to try to make an already long story short, put the cone filter on the elbow part, bolt this to the bottom of the stock airbox, basically so it's just like stock, with the fenderwell metal sandwiched between airbox and elbow part, it's just like the stock set up. Then put the air box together again just like stock. Of course seal the airbox where to normal filter would go, I actually used my old filter and took the paper element out so I just had the foam outside. So in the end, I had a 9" K&N cone in the fenderwell but all the air went through the empty air box, so it looks perfectly stock. And, at the time alot of people were talking about how the airbox might be better because it directed the air towards sampling tube in MAF, so with this set up, you get nice stock looks, nice cold air, with the same airflow characteristics as a stock set up, just breaths alot better.
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i just put together my new style cold air intake today...the maf is now directly in-line with the filter...in fact the cone filter is attached to the maf but it still in the fenderwell...it is very similar to the zrmotorsport sc intake except it has a curve at the tb...it works great...i was getting a problem with getting a good reading with my pro m at idle...it now runs fine...time to get it powder coated now...

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Here is mine, nice big tube, maf, and cone, (airbox is off because it is being re-fabbed


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XR7kid has it right for a budget CAI, but you might consider my even less costly setup.




Just use the box the K&N comes in.:p
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uh...your joking right...
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uh...your joking right...
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I'd like to put in a cold air intake. I don't know much about cars, I just like to mess with electronics and painting. If you could send me some info on how to make one, or just some helpful tips, I'd appreciate it.

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You should submit that nice intake picture to the custom intake page...lol

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Hey Jim its Tony from the meet on Saturday with the 3.8 tbird lx (white one all messed up lol) well if u can email me the article thatw ould help alot
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I wrote the article. Just give me a few more days to get the pics developed, and I will send everyone a copy.

Tony, I woudn't say it was messed up. It needed a good cleaning. But other then that it was a great deal.

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Could you send one this way too....
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If you could, send me a copy too. I'd be interested in reading it. My e-mail is [email protected]

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I'll tell you how I made mine! I took off the air silencer in the fender well as like me "first mod" and then I got K&N cone, but after a while I wanted cold air intake too, and I was pretty poor so I looked for what I could use in garage and found the air silencer. Well--the air silencer is made up of 3 parts, there's the main body, the snorkel part, and this lil elbow part that, that's the part the bolts up to the underside of air box, and this is the important part. See, the opening of this lil elbow, the part that goes into main body of air silencer is just the right size for the opening of my 9" K&N cone. So, to try to make an already long story short, put the cone filter on the elbow part, bolt this to the bottom of the stock airbox, basically so it's just like stock, with the fenderwell metal sandwiched between airbox and elbow part, it's just like the stock set up. Then put the air box together again just like stock. Of course seal the airbox where to normal filter would go, I actually used my old filter and took the paper element out so I just had the foam outside. So in the end, I had a 9" K&N cone in the fenderwell but all the air went through the empty air box, so it looks perfectly stock. And, at the time alot of people were talking about how the airbox might be better because it directed the air towards sampling tube in MAF, so with this set up, you get nice stock looks, nice cold air, with the same airflow characteristics as a stock set up, just breaths alot better.

Did you feel any gain or did it just sound better?

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yeah, there was a gain, and this one night i got home from driving around, mostly on freeway, and the upperintake manifold was like ice cold, it was great!
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Dosent the filter get flooded on rainy days?

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Dosent the filter get flooded on rainy days?
Don't want to scare anyone away from doing it, but there is a member here who said that he had a ram air setup through his fender to the bumper. He went driving after a slight flood and hit a large puddle and destroyed his engine. Maybe his intake was not sealed airtight, I don't know. It's in the threads here somewhere.
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I've got my 7" in the fenderwell and i am VERY cautious when it comes to water.... i'll drive on the left side of the road if i have to!!

If i notice a lot of water somewhere i stop the car, get out, and unclamp the air box so that there is no direct air seal into the fenderwell.... and move the box to the side a bit so the engine is drawing air from inside the engine bay and not the road... works fine so far
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I've got my 7" in the fenderwell and i am VERY cautious when it comes to water.... i'll drive on the left side of the road if i have to!!

If i notice a lot of water somewhere i stop the car, get out, and unclamp the air box so that there is no direct air seal into the fenderwell.... and move the box to the side a bit so the engine is drawing air from inside the engine bay and not the road... works fine so far
sounds like a good system, how did you put it together, like XR7 kid or did you buy a kit?

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my filter got wet, but never flooded, it was pretty high up in there. Give me like 12 hrs and I'll have some pictures posted for you guys to look at. Maybe they'll help out!
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sounds like a good system, how did you put it together, like XR7 kid or did you buy a kit?
Most people bolt a cone filter to the elbow of the air silencer after they remove the silencer, no kit involved.

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Most people bolt a cone filter to the elbow of the air silencer after they remove the silencer, no kit involved.

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Birdman89 has an '89 though. You guys with the '94s and up are lucky that you can use part of your silencer. The earlier ones are a one-piece, selfcontained box with a trumpet opening.

I suppose that if we could find an old silencer for a 94+ at the wreckers, it would be an easier mod. Can someone confirm that they would fit or not?
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Here's the pictures

oops, I don't know how to post the pictures?? sorry guys
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yep mine is bolted on the elbow... I would imagine that the silencer elbow would fit into an 89.... if the airbox is basically the same it SHOULD in theory work... you would have to see. I bet you could find a silencer on ANY post 94' tbird at a wrecker.... 95% of people who own tbirds don't take out the silencers (but about 95% of the people on this website take it out lol, shows how much of the pop. of tbird owners we represent)
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AH HA! here is the picture




This is the image of my filter in fenderwell.

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Exclamation AH HA! where is the picture?

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