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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:33 am 
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Well i am going to try this mod, put the battery where the airbox sits and then heatshield off a pod where the standard battery sits. this will get rid of the 90 degree intake bends and probably give a good gain in hp.

I just got a factory AU exhaust header heatshield to cover the pacemakers and a roll off that heat proof tape.

Anyone got some pics so it will help me out.

I got a battery tray out of an ea and going to weld it in where the airbox sits, i also got some good gauge red and black cables with 2 small conn terminal boxes so i can hook them up to the existing battery conections without doing major wiring mods..


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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:42 am 
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To be honest, even though the 90 bends may look restrictive they aren't. I doubt you will get much (if any) performance gain from it.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:12 am 
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it's worth the effort i reckon, just the fact i know at wide open throttle the air speed isn't getting slowed down by a very bad 90 degree bend at the entry to the TB, is good enough for me.

For the extra time and effort ( i am a pretty neat mig welder) it should look professional and hopefully gain a couple of extra horses at the back wheels...

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:27 am 
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Crazy! check out how clean that header tank is!

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:31 am 
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it's worth the effort i reckon, just the fact i know at wide open throttle the air speed isn't getting slowed down by a very bad 90 degree bend at the entry to the TB, is good enough for me.

For the extra time and effort ( i am a pretty neat mig welder) it should look professional and hopefully gain a couple of extra horses at the back wheels...

cheers.....


The 90 degree bend really doesnt make a diffrence. In fact the difference between running a open throttle body to a standard intake pipe is 1kpa of manifold pressure.

It does look cool though.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:28 am 
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Dam thats clean.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:39 am 
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u could eat offf that motor

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:04 pm 
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now that is one clean motor - does it even run lol - looks better than show:) nice work
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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:57 pm 
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What 90* bend?
The bend is closer to 270* than 90*!!!
I still wonder why Ford put the battery and airbox on the sides they did.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:16 pm 
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I wonder why ford didn't engineer the plenum & T/B so it faces the passenger shock tower. that way it'll just have a nice 90 degree elbow pipe to the air box.

No need to explain bottom end torque loses with the standard setup, its just a myth.

theres enough S bends {short & long runners} in the plenum to control air vilocity.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:28 pm 
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I had the exact same idea and we talked about it but its really not worth it. It may look f**k clean but it all depends on the user.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:43 pm 
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I wonder why ford didn't engineer the plenum & T/B so it faces the passenger shock tower. that way it'll just have a nice 90 degree elbow pipe to the air box.


probably because it doesn't really make "that" much difference.... but I do often wonder why they made certain design choices - it would be great to have one of the engineers as a member who could answer the odd question like that!

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:58 pm 
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the reason why the TB is where it is, is to keep the intake pipe nice and long improving low down power

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:10 pm 
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the reason why the TB is where it is, is to keep the intake pipe nice and long improving low down power


Yep. I reckon your right.

 

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