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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:54 am 
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has any one tried making the snorkel come from the air box (ef/el) down obviously cuttinga hole and comming out and sitting behind the scoop/vent on the bumper??

or would i be better of getting a k&n filter and auIIIxr8 snorkel

or a pod filter

already got a 1636 wade cam ya can hear it trying to pull air through the standed airbox
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:01 am 
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people have added a second air intake by putting a hole in the bottom of the air box and dropping a pipe down there to get air from the brake duct, wouldn't be hard at all!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:37 am 
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Gotta be careful with intakes that are mounted too close to the ground as you don't want to get a gut ful of water in the wet!
Facing forward is better, behind the brake vent or so will be good!
Post some pics when you are done!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:07 pm 
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Gotta be careful with intakes that are mounted too close to the ground as you don't want to get a gut ful of water in the wet!
Facing forward is better, behind the brake vent or so will be good!
Post some pics when you are done!


the thing is though the water then has to travel all the way up the pipe and then through the filter to get in.
if you still retain your original scoop aswell chances of this happening are near none as air is lighter than water, so the engine will rather suck the air through the old scoop above the water than the water up the new scoop.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:34 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
people have added a second air intake by putting a hole in the bottom of the air box and dropping a pipe down there to get air from the brake duct, wouldn't be hard at all!


thats exactly what i want to do. was gonna try using some pvc pipping but what else would i be able to use.
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:13 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
people have added a second air intake by putting a hole in the bottom of the air box and dropping a pipe down there to get air from the brake duct, wouldn't be hard at all!


thats exactly what i want to do. was gonna try using some pvc pipping but what else would i be able to use.


PVC would be fine. Alternatively you can get flexible piping (kinda like agpipe without all the holes in it!)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:26 pm 
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I thought about this, but wonder what the legal concerns are..

Although I did that exact mod on my VL, I'd rather keep my EL kinda legal.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:37 pm 
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I did it when the ED was NA, used a 4in pvc pipe ect and worked very well... well worth the effort
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On the 'Picking up water' subject, as long as theres a vertical section it should be all good. Actually, i dunno what design the EL Airbox has... Does the snorkel go into the bottom half, opposite to an ED 6?
Cause if it does, just have the snorkel as close to the bottom of the airbox as possible, so any water that DOES get in, just drains out.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:47 am 
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twr7cx wrote:
people have added a second air intake by putting a hole in the bottom of the air box and dropping a pipe down there to get air from the brake duct, wouldn't be hard at all!


you'll end up sucking in alot of dust. get a long flexi hose and channeled from the front grill.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:42 pm 
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On the 'Picking up water' subject, as long as theres a vertical section it should be all good. Actually, i dunno what design the EL Airbox has... Does the snorkel go into the bottom half, opposite to an ED 6?
Cause if it does, just have the snorkel as close to the bottom of the airbox as possible, so any water that DOES get in, just drains out.


Yes the EF/EL air box is upside down to the EA-ED one, ie air goes in the bottom half.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:49 pm 
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There is flexible aluminium piping on ebay that would be worth a look at it for what you have planned.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:20 am 
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I'd take her for a quick spin with all the intake tubing removed (preferably in the cold), just to see how much you're losing.

Grab the xr8 snorkel before you go cutting holes, for $34 you won't regret it. I put mine in today (stock EL futura), and it does breathe a bit better, particularly at higher rpm.

You could also look at replacing the intake tubing feeding the engine, be it the ever-popular mandrel bent, or BA tubing like Spork is experimenting with here:
http://fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14790

OR you could hang the pod filter out the front of the brake duct and be fully sick brooo!!

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:10 am 
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[quote=OR you could hang the pod filter out the front of the brake duct and be fully sick brooo!![/quote]


LOL i hadnt thoguht of taking the intake off at night and seeing what it goes like ill go try
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:14 am 
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I have done this mod to my 5.0. I used a 5in hole saw and cut a hole through the bottom of the airbox. Then ran some 4 inch flexible tubing( as used in aircon systems for houses). The reason i used this is there is the ABS Controller directly below the airbox( at least it is on the EF Ghia) and the tubing reduces to something like 2 inches tall and 5 inches wide. This then runs down to the cornaer light spot. I also fitted the XR8 snorkel as well.
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