Thanks for the detailed pictures.
Here is what we did yesterday to mine to get the cooler air into the filter. We installed the Ram Air Kit through the factory opening and down the fender well. see pictures.
This should help to get that colder air into the cone as this is designed to be a Ram Air System.
I also had to replace the Oil sending unit and it took care of the Guage pegged all the way to the right. Simple repair. This forum is really helping me with common problems with our cars.