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 Post subject: Cheap Mod / improvement to Air Intake for EB ED with airbox
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:15 pm 
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This cost me a total of $16.50 and improved airflow, a good alternative to a "Bigmouth" for EB and ED models with airboxes.

Hunt around the wreckers for an EA Radiator shroud with the air scoop, Find the top of an EA series II Airbox, not forgetting the rubber seal/Boot that fits in between the Radiator shroud and the snorkel.

Separate the snorkel from the top of the airbox,sometimes it has sealant and screws (the snorkel has a bigger diameter internally than the EB ED original) and cut off the excess air bleedoff with a grinder and fine blade (ugly piece of work bulge on the snorkel) and block the 2 holes, one on top and one on the bottom with silicon, use some tape on the inside til it dries.

Refit the snorkel to the airbox top, fit the radiator shroud, fit the airbox top and rubber seal, there you go air intake improvement, beats $160 to $500 "Bigmouth" fitted (I have been told it can be fitted to EB and ED but it would look s**t by cutting the plastic mounting points on the radiator shroud and a hole in the airbox).

I am running this at the moment, It looks original and seems to feel like it
is breathing better at 100 K's +

To all you Airpod freaks, unless you get the airpod outside of the engine bay you are sucking hot air and heating your engine and running it inefficiently, even with a heat shield. :)

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:51 pm 
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sorry to say mate been done and that before lol
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Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:55 pm 
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Hey thats cool but maybe others haven't tried it.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:42 pm 
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any pics?
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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:16 pm 
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Hey thats cool, im doing something like that now too. Although ive bought some fibreglass and moulded around the original snorkel taking out certain deficiancies. Its not ready yet but im not expecting great things, after all it is just a stock engine but there nothing else to do untill i get more $$$

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:35 pm 
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i'd be very interested to see pic's if anyone has it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Mod / improvement to Air Intake for EB ED with air
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:14 pm 
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opto wrote:
EB and ED models with airboxes.


Very OT, but Ford actually made EDs with CFI (and thus, with the "tennis raquet" instead of an airbox)?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cheap Mod / improvement to Air Intake for EB ED with air
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:27 pm 
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LSD wrote:
opto wrote:
EB and ED models with airboxes.


Very OT, but Ford actually made EDs with CFI (and thus, with the "tennis raquet" instead of an airbox)?


No they didn't.

The EB series 1 was the last Falcon to be made with CFI. From Series 2 4.0 litre onwards, MPEFI became standard.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:36 pm 
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I will try and get some pics into the gallery soon

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:24 pm 
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Pictures of Airbox mod are in my gallery now

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:31 pm 
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That's a very tidy looking install there opto! I like the factory look.

So the mouth on a standard EB is fairly small i take it?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:56 pm 
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looks great!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:22 pm 
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Yeah 4.9 EF Futura, the internal diameter of the snorkel is about half and the radiator air intake scoop is by far larger and has a tendancy to force air into the box with a "funnelling" type of effect.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:29 pm 
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Thanx Madxh, I actuall used a door rubber seal/plug off an EA for the top to keep a good look but it has silicon underneath to hold it in place smoothed over as not to effect airflow, not sure if it matters but it wasn't hard to do.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:16 pm 
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looks like it would flow a lot more than the s**t std one, well done.
did u ever think of using the xh ute one?
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