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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:36 am 
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as above, i have an ea and the intake is part of the plastic shround covering the fan, radiator etc (moulded on to the plastic)

how do i remove it so that i can put a bigger snorkel on?

i was thinking sanding it down but that will take forever by hand, cutting it with a saw would leave uneven lines, and then i thought maybe melt it off with a soldering iron but mmm nah i tried that on my door and long story short my door looks f**k as..

any advice?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:38 am 
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cut it with a hack saw blade or blow the car up.lol

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:45 am 
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I use a 4 inch grinder with diamond cutting wheel to occasionally cut plastics. Then just use a fine file to clean it up. And yes, I know the plastic melts but if you're careful it works fine.

Otherwise, as naughtyfalcon said, use a hacksaw.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:45 pm 
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or as naughty said blow it up half stick of dynamite should do it cheaper option is the sodabulb bomb
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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:50 pm 
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carbon-arc gouge it :P

... or not lol

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:04 pm 
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Get rid of the clutch fan all together, turf the fan shroud, obtain EF-EL thermo fans and wiring kit from a performance shop. That will solve the chunky fan shroud problem and will give you a truckload more engine response and a slight increase in power. Then think about EF-AU dual plane manifold and airbox.

But if all this is too complex, i suggest what has been suggested, an angle grinder haha.
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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:46 pm 
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ive already got an ef box, i have got the hole to the bbm fiberglassed up, i am running the TB piping into the existing hole that the ef snorkel originally went into, i have cut a hole to fit an xh snorkel in

i just need to buy some 3 inch piping tmorrow so that i can mount the pod on an angle that will fit in the box, and cut another 3 inch hole in the bottom or side so i can run more 3" piping to suck in more air most likely from under the car.

i will pursue the thermo fan idea otherwise saw it off and file it back

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:50 am 
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I chopped up my old airbox and grafted it to a battery box bottom using mostly an angle grinder.. works fine.
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:13 am 
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hack saw with fine teeth.. then use sanpaper to smoothen out the rough cut... to give that "Factory" look....

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:45 pm 
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You can probably replace the whole shroud with that off
EB2 which has the seperate intake.
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:44 pm 
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decided im gonna do the thermofan conversion with the help of bunter then i can just screw the snorkel down on top. killing 2 birds with one stone.

 

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