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Old 05-22-2003, 12:35 AM   #1
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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
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to keep water out just drill a hole in the bottom of the pipe....
your idea is my idea exactly, but i wanted to put the air box in the corner of the engine compartment so i could work on the car easier...
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Actually there is hoods available!
See here: >>>>> http://www.bonnevilleattitude.com/fo...d95324b994c60f
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Rat, you and I know thats not even practical for most of the population of bonneville owners, and with those hoods, they are the same as our except that they have scoops attached, which could be purchased aftermarket and the edges could be smoothed down once attached and bondoed to make a perfectly smooth flow of the hood.

Also there is no telling how much the hood would cost seeing how he never got 10 orders. He had to end up buying one himself.
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You cant just drill a hole in the bottom of the intake pipe, it would suck to much unfiltered air in. Also, I dont see how its exactly like yours, you were talking about drilling a hole above your headlight. and putting a scoop on it
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i was talking about cutting a hole behind my headlight, imagine it for a minute, think
a 10" x 10" hole behind the drivers side headlight about 14" back
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Thats a big farking hole, I guess your not really going for looks? Ya might want to put one on the other side to, make sure the entry is at a 180 degrees to the road.
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10" x 10" was just an estimate
i'll have to look at Lund to see what they have
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