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TPI Air Filter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979jimmy350, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    Thoes with TPI in there truck what are you using for a air filter? Post up a pic i am trying to figure out what i am going to use for a air filter
     
  2. HarryH3

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    I'm using the stock GTA Trans Am filter setup. It does a 90 degree turn towards the drivers fender, then down into a round filter housing.

    There are pics down towards the bottom of my web page:
    http://www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck/ :cool1:
     
  3. dyeager535

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    Great minds must think alike! lol :)

    Pics of my setup are here, http://dyeager535.topcities.com/TPI/index.html First page, all labeled "air...jpg"

    Only difference on mine is that I have a drivers side battery tray that was not being used, so I mounted the aircleaner to it (imagine that, hole in bottom of air cleaner housing lined up with the battery hold down clamp) I don't have any "after" pictures now that it's completed, but you can see where the flared end of the air cleaner is facing the core support, but open.

    The stock plastic air cleaner snorkel from the 80's carbed applications is the perfect donor. I moved the snorkel to radiator support "connector" from the passenger side to drivers side, (same on both sides, just remove the plate that is tacked in place) the "connector" is visible in some of the pics if you look closely. Rotated the TPI filter housing so it was angled approx. 45* towards the radiator support snorkel connector, cut the carbed end of the stock plastic snorkel off until it was the right length, and slid it over the flared end of the TPI intake. Now it gets "outside air" as was stock, and you don't need to use any clamps as the flare on the TPI filter housing is a perfect tight fit in the carbed snorkel. (besides, it's solidly mounted and won't move)
     
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    Those look great, but your engine is sucking 200 degree air right out of the radiator. :(
     
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    I have a K&N filter on the end of my MAF sensor.

    Harley
     
  8. Russell

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    I'm running a stock Trans Am air box, cept where the MAF used to be hooked up to it, I've got a cone filter. Amazingly enough, the cone filter wound up sitting right behind the hole in the core support, so it sucks cold air, instead of hot rad air :D

    I don't have a filter on in this pic, but this is what my TPI looks like as of the last time I had it together (still had an automatic behind it, and a MAF system, lol) :D

    001.jpg
     
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    I moved the battery to the left side and put the stock 89 TA air cleaner on the tray where the battery originally was and there is hole in the radiator support there to get some cool air.
     
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    here is mine. i have fab'd a sheild for it just need to install it.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. HarryH3

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    That's purty stuff! Where did you get the nice tubing and rubber elbows?
     
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    Just an FYI for the guys running a MAF. If you run a K&N that has just been cleaned and oiled, some of that oil can coat the wire in the MAF, making your truck run like crap. I found this out the hard way on my IROC..
     
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