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Old 06-07-2004, 12:17 AM   #11
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hrmmm thats some good points... i am gonna build a heat box and insulate it all rather well... it hink im gonna call advanced auto first thing tomorrow and change my order... I think i even paid extra for the wacky thing... the IAT hole will be nice along with a correctly facing cone...


Thanks for the help!

As soon as cardomain starts agreeing with me ima gonna put up pics of my almost finished intake pipe...
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Thats where its going (yes its getting shorter, i left it long to accomodate for whatever)



Thats what it looks like by itself.. a semi-finish job... im gonna work on the inside to smooth it out too


I had to modify it cause it had a rubber ring inside that would have disrupted airflow, but its a very nice and strong coupler
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pretty neat. A nice and long curve to minimize turbulence, I like it. How much was the pipe? Is that dinky little thing the coupler??? You might want to get a bigger one, I can post pics of the one I used, the last thing that you want is your intake coming off and your engine sucking in dirt and crap. Better to be safe than sorry IMO.
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WOW, i like it! You may need to trim some on the TB side so it'* not in the side of the fender though, however that'* not bad at all! I like the coupler too.
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Lol, yes it will be trimmed a bit... and the coupler wont have to hold much weight with my mounting system, but either way that thing grips like a friggan VISE, and it has the cool metal locking on the outside with will even help a little with heat.

Edit: the pipe was free to me because my dad owns an electric company...
THat particular one was a pre-bent one, but he has EMT and a bender to make whatever shape i would want it

If you want, he can proly get it rather cheap i can check ont he prices for ya tomorrow...
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I work for an electrician, but we don't use that stuff....

You can't hard mount that pipe anywhere but at the TB then. It'll flex too much under load.
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I work for an electrician, but we don't use that stuff....

You can't hard mount that pipe anywhere but at the TB then. It'll flex too much under load.
But you CAN hard mount it to the engine hook eyes Yes the wholle thing will move with the enginecause it will be mounted TO the engine..
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Yep, that'* what I'm running now (don't tell anyone) It'* working pretty good, but this texas heat is getting the best, make sure you heatwrap.

3" EMT 90* and a 3" Cast Iron Coupler, what $15 max?
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yeah tahts proly about right .... im getting the heat sheilding stuff proly tues when my airfilter comes in... i need to clean out the inside of this thing then try and figgure out how to sand and polish the inside of it
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