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Old 05-27-2005, 01:40 AM   #1
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First off ,heres the old gutted air box. Took a Dremel to the insides and the enlarged the outside hole on the front(square cutout)


Where the airbox used to be


I was going to take the MAF screen out, but on my past GM cars, never really noticed any difference except for the idle changing. Also after noticing some small leave bits in the screen, decided not to remove it.



The IAT hole in the filter ( K&N RX-4750) is too small for the IAT to fit in . I used an Xacto knife to make the hole big enough for the IAT, which is a tight fit now. I didn't use the Dremel because it would have made too much of a mess, I didn't want to risk any rubber bits going into the engine.


Everything went together with ease. Took about 30-40 minutes start to finish. I had to cut off about 4 1/2 " off the end of the pipe for it to fit. It now makes alot more noise(in a good, howling way) then the gutted airbox. The t-stat replacement was a sinch, just two 10mm bolts to remove and the old gasket.


Now I just need to relocate the PCM & make a plexiglass enclosure.

Cost (price includes shipping)-

rice pipe - $25 (Ebay)
K&N RX-4750 - $55 (AJUSA)
IAT extension - $20 (ZZP) I didn't feel like hacking up the IAT wires
4"-3" reducer - $18 (Ebay)
180 stat & gasket - $12 (Pep Boys)

Total - $130

Rant - Parts stores nowadays are good for nothing . I went to ask for a 180 stat and they only list a 195 . If its not in their computer, good luck finding it. Luckily for me , the 180 (Stant #5984 part number was one number less the 195 part (#59849) .
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Nice work Scotty.....Make sure you oil that filter....she'* looking a lil dry in that last pic
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PCM relocation was very easy for me. The steel brake lines hold it in place.
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the PCM is factory sealed.. there is no need for a case for it.... just a bracket to hold it down is all you need, i just ordered my PCM tray from intense last week and should be going FWI next week...
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NICE!!!! I really do dig that rice pipe in blue. You wouldn't mind giving me the name of the seller on e-bay that you bought the pipe from?

Now how about some blue Belden, Taylor, or MSD wires to match?

Good work through and through.
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That'* some good bang for your buck.
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NICE!!!! I really do dig that rice pipe in blue. You wouldn't mind giving me the name of the seller on e-bay that you bought the pipe from?

Now how about some blue Belden, Taylor, or MSD wires to match?

Good work through and through.
It was actually put on Ebay from another BC member (Garb) -
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...hlight=#359834
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I wanna do a CAI and a Flowmaster 80 on my car.... Is the CAI pipe plastic or metal?
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I wanna do a CAI and a Flowmaster 80 on my car.... Is the CAI pipe plastic or metal?
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It sounds silly, but what do you use to cut them down? Hacksaw?
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