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make your own cold air intake.....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, May 12, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    I was thinking about this last night and it doesn't seem that hard to do. just run a tube off the stock air cleaner to a spot with cold air like the drivers side directly across from the battery.

    Anybody done this?
     
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    My '86 Came with cold air ducting. There is a punch out in the rad support on both sides of the radiator. I am now looking at the Ram air box.

    Check this site out.
    www.ramairbox.com
     
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    I think some came with it factory? There is a spot on my core support that has a little round plate that spot welded on. Looks like it may have gone there.
     
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    I think the one on the drivers side is where the 6 cylinders were ducted from.
     
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    Many factory rigs came with simple ducting as the others are noting. Look next to your radiator on the core support. Two things(one on each side) that can be punched out. Tube from your air cleaner to their and you have it.

    Add a dual snorkel air cleaner setup, another tube to the other hole, and you have an even better setup.
    http://www.thirdgen.org/newdesign/tech/dualsnorkel.shtml
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The stock place in the 80s to get the air from was next to the headlights. With 89-91's TBI they sucked it out of the side of the core support's main support. Both of them tend to suck air from the radiator area and aren't idle for water.

    I take mine out of the fender like the IFS trucks. Yes, that's a toilet flange.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, that's a toilet flange.
    That is a great quote :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
    George
     
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    Mine is Dryer ducting from work for free :D
     
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    might wanna insulate that positive battery post. its awful close to the core support.

    i gotta ask, is the flange new or used? :confused:
     
  10. CyberSniper

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    Failed spacial visualization class, eh?

    The sh¡tter flange was new. The wheeling rig is going to get one also.

    [​IMG]
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    nope, sure didnt. somebody pulls out in front of you, or you hit someone, suddenly your bad situation just got worse. ask me how i know. :whistle:
     
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    Thats groovy man,,, you can call it the "Thomas "P" Crapper cold air intake system." :D It looks like it slides right in there,,,, btw do you think a CAST iron flange would work??? :grin: :saweet: :thumb:
     
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    I don't know, are perfessional plumbers such as yourself allowed to lay pipe in their trucks? haha. I made a funny. You could even roll up some of that rope **** and melt in some lead...
     
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    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    JUST RUN A TUBE!!!!!!!!! :D :grin: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Thats funny, i knew youd run out of juice sooner or later... :grin: :haha:
     
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    I used the cowl, which isn't only a high pressure area, but also high and dry. I moved the stock intake from behind the grill because it actually pushed water in like a scoop.. (Don't ask me how I know).. sorry for the crappy pic, I just shot it in the dark.
    [​IMG]
     
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    hardy har...... lmao

    not out of juice just better than sucking hot air.... :D

    the thing hasn't been out of my driveway i still won't know how much juice i'll have at least not until i tune the thing with a prominator.
     
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    :) just watch out for arnold smoginator.....i know you think you have this thing with the smog licked, but, i think theres a good poss of geting caught . Jusdt be careful dude. :)
     
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    Thor's idea using the cowl seems to make a lot of sense. Thor how has this worked for you? Has anyone else done this or see any problems doing so?
     
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    Gas fumes. I'm doing this to my woods truck but I'm aiming more towards the driver side. I'm using another sh¡tter flange and a TBI truck duct to get there. Then I'm going to tack weld and seal a piece of sheet metal in the cowl for a divider with a "duck bill" drain. Otherwise you'll get wicked headaches. Especially if you run mud a lot where you're going from WOT to idle all the time.
     
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    Fireplug,
    Worked well so far. Not having inner fenders, and running in a lot of water I needed someplace dry, and this worked with stock parts I had laying around,.

    cybersniper,
    I haven't had any headaches or even noticed a smell, if i did I'd just have to close the vents...... Maybe if it were in the cab itself.....
     

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