My Somewhat Simple Idea for a Custom Ram Intake hood
The Ram air, in my opinion, is a fairly simple concept that can be done with the right tools.
Seeing how there are no performance hoods for a bonneville, that I am aware, you would have to buy the individual scoop things or one bigger one in the middle (which would probably be better for this application).
Now I am not sure about the clearance between the engine and the hood on a SC but it seems on my car that there would be plently of room to have a open top box setting there and definetly room for one about where the front valve cover is. Perhaps find a airbox at your local junkyard or modify your own if you are not worried about possibly damaging it.
1. Mount the scoops;
2. drill the appropriate holes;
3. make a grill/screen (to keep the large debris out) if not equipped alread;
4. behind the grill/screen I would recommend a foam type stuff that you find on motorcycles and lawn mowers, they usually have oil on them to catch the larger air particles. This would be put directly on the other side of the holes or perhaps mounted on top of your air filter.
5. Secure the K&N type panel filter with rubber straps, such as a bungee cord or even pieces of metal.
6. then with the airbox, the side with the intake hole that goes to your TB, I would mount it wherever your scoop holes are and at the correct angle so that it can meet up directly with hood.
7. The next step would be to attach rubber insulating stuff to meet up with your air box or perhaps even leave it open a bit to further cooler your engine. Because with the sealed up method I think you would probably start pushing some major air into your engine.
Also, you would have to have a modified intake pipe or some type of ducting would be easier to work with and cheaper.
Oh yeah about water getting in there....isnt there some kinda of bypass valve that is availabe that prevents it? AEM or something