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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:09 pm 
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noticed that u could not put the larger mouthed air intake onto a V8... is there anything else that u can do.

maybe just put a pod filter on the pipe, cut a hole in the box, then have a air intake coming from on top of the bonnet..

does this sound like a good idea or is it just my brain going into overdrive?? :?

it will be for a 98 NL fairlane ghia...

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:18 pm 
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What do you mean??? Just about every 5.0L on here has a larger mouthed air intake????

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:46 pm 
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i was told you couldnt fit a larger mouthed air intake as it wouldnt fit, talking about the el gt intake..

is this not true?!?!???

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:47 pm 
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No.
You can buy a AU XR 8 snorkel for approx $45. Cheapest mod there is.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:56 pm 
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ok that is cool..

would that do the same job as what i suggested... or is what i suggested a terrible idea..

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:40 pm 
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The AU snorkle won't fit ont the V8's due tot he power steering pulley. You can get around it by heating hte snorkle up and bending it slightly giving it enough clearance. Otherwise the EL GT/XR8 snorkle will fit straight on and flows more than enough for 99% of 5L's out there.
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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:47 pm 
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so the elgt is the go. how much do they go for, how much bigger are they too the standard snorkel??

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:59 pm 
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Around $40 from Ford last time I checked, they are considerably larger than the stock one. Check out the pic form an ebay auction http://cgi.ebay.com.au/EF-EL-LARGE-COLD ... dZViewItem
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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:03 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
noticed that u could not put the larger mouthed air intake onto a V8... is there anything else that u can do.

maybe just put a pod filter on the pipe, cut a hole in the box, then have a air intake coming from on top of the bonnet..

does this sound like a good idea or is it just my brain going into overdrive?? :?

it will be for a 98 NL fairlane ghia...


Forget the pod filter unless you are think of putting out big kw. I wasted my money on the pod and will be going to a K&N or bmc panel filter.

If you must have the pod then go for the sequential scoop, or find another way of getting more air into the box
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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:25 pm 
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so u reckon the pods are no good.... why is that, i have been told that they are better than the flat panels..
K&N flat panel filters are only just better than the normal filters that are generally in the cars arent they?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:04 pm 
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Pods can give you more filter area therefore will flow more air but you just dont need it. The standard airbox with an EL XR8 snorkle and K&N or BMC panel filter can support 180+rwkw (which few people out there actually have). After that yeah you need to look at a custom pod setup, but for it to be effective you need to properly shield it from hot engine bay temps air duct plenty of cool air to it which can take a lot of work.
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:19 am 
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i put the EL GT snorkel on my EF and no problems... id got with that as u dont have to modify it alt all... bolts straight on!!!

like 35$or something from FTG auto salvage if u say ur from FM,

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:26 am 
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was talking to my mate about this on the weekend, and he suggested to have the elgt snorkel, but then also have a 3" flexi pipe coming fom air box and take it down the bottom of engine bay and stick it out under front bar, or there abouts....

is this a good idea??

just not sure how it would go with having 2 inputs...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:35 am 
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An extra inlet to the airbox certainly won't hurt, but it also probably won't give you any extra performance unless the engien is fairly modified already.
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:49 am 
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so it wouldnt hurt to have extra inlet, or u reckon just have the one....

if just the one, which would have the better results of the two??, cause the air might flow differently under the car to were the snorkel is...

 

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