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Old 06-30-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
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I have a cone and chrome intake and have removed the airbox completely. The filter rests on the platform that the former compressor for the air suspension used to be. This keeps it out of the way of any road debris. I want to know what would be the advantage of building a wall around the cone to ensure cold air. I have seen some of the ideas here with sheet metal and clear plastic panels. What would be the best for my 88 SSE?
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plain and simple... yes.. the colder the air the better.. anything you can build to keep out the hot air will work... search for heatshield to find examples
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Thanks, I have a large piece of aluminum I can cut to fit. How about wrapping the tube in ac insulation?
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Thanks, I have a large piece of aluminum I can cut to fit. How about wrapping the tube in ac insulation?
Not a good idea at all. Read this:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e+intake+guide
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After having read that I have 2 ideas. First, the hood vents, are they simply holes in the hood and is there a specific area I should cut them. Second, what would be the possibility of a small fan that would be mounted on the intake tube and ran constantly to keep the air always moving fast enough to keep it from building up heat?
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Hood vents aren't easy by any stretch. Even after doing mine, driverjohn'* took 3 days.

The fan would be a restriction to the natural flow at anything above idle.
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Ok, any posts or suggested sites for making them?
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For making what?
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hood vents, are they just holes with a screen and or cowl. Is there a good, better, best placement for them?
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They're from a TransAm GTA. They are actual vents. Placement? There'* only one place these will fit. I re-screened them to match the screen in my SC cover.

My install:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=41785

Driverjohn'* install:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=45613

Not easy by any means. Meticulous attention to detail is necessary.
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