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Old 12-07-2010, 11:57 PM   #26
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looks pretty good, how much would you say the whole thing weights?
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:51 AM   #27
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I'd say about 3 or 4 pounds for the upper and lower pieces. I am currently planning to make this whole thing from fiberglass and if that works out, carbon. Should be a while before I get to it though.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:45 AM   #28
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why don't you go easy on yourself and put spectre covered filter in line with some tubing that goes into the fender and pulls air from behind the foglight, or better yet do that with a large hks funnel on the end, thats what I'm planning on doing with my bugeye anyways.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:37 PM   #29
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maybe putting in a little clef area to block the water and allow air to pass, like the stock snorkel but smaller?
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:59 PM   #30
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maybe putting in a little clef area to block the water and allow air to pass, like the stock snorkel but smaller?

Care to explain?
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Old 12-12-2010, 02:22 PM   #31
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Care to explain?
something like this, sorry for crappy paint


http://www.flickr.com/photos/26192812@N05/5254641115/#/
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:20 PM   #32
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something like this, sorry for crappy paint


http://www.flickr.com/photos/26192812@N05/5254641115/#/

Not a bad idea. I will consider doing this on the next version.



Washed the car today and finally got around to posting pictures from above:







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Old 01-05-2011, 06:11 PM   #33
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I came across a fabricator on HT today that posted this picture of a setup he did on a Subaru and then stumbled across this thread. Pretty neat/simplified version of what you did, granted the turbo location really helped him out. Water also seems like it would be a problem with this setup, but it doesn't necessarily seem like a car I would be driving in the rain much anyway lol.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:31 AM   #34
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That is a nice setup in the picture EJMFAB.

Quick update: No issues with snow as of yet. Not a great deal of snow here aside from occasional few inches of powder though.

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:42 PM   #35
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I came across a fabricator on HT today that posted this picture of a setup he did on a Subaru and then stumbled across this thread. Pretty neat/simplified version of what you did, granted the turbo location really helped him out. Water also seems like it would be a problem with this setup, but it doesn't necessarily seem like a car I would be driving in the rain much anyway lol.
Thats my car, Colin did the welding on the intake box and catch tank. Figured there was that rowdy hood scoop there, might as well use it for something.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:16 AM   #36
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Absolutly brilliant.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:25 PM   #37
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Absolutly brilliant.

Thanks!

McRussellPants, Does your setup seal against the hood?


If there is enough interest I may start a vendor account and do a batch of these in both aluminum and an affordable ABS/Acrylic plastic. I'm currently looking for a larger shop space with heat and power that will allow me to produce a few products.
Please notify me via PM if interested.

This is just a feeler at the moment.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:08 PM   #38
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Nice idea well executed. I wonder if fitting the inside with some type of vortex generators would increase the flow by speeding up the air that passes through.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:45 PM   #39
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Project came out awesome. I'm discouraged by the HP gain per degree in intake temp drop that engineers will tell you is feasible. It's really hard to make a big difference in HP with a tiny bit colder air... So I have little faith in your but dyno. but nice welds and stuff, I'm sure what you did only helped...
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #40
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Project came out awesome. I'm discouraged by the HP gain per degree in intake temp drop that engineers will tell you is feasible. It's really hard to make a big difference in HP with a tiny bit colder air... So I have little faith in your but dyno. but nice welds and stuff, I'm sure what you did only helped...

I understand your doubts about temperature vs power (worth the cost/effort I'm sure). Just keep in mind that temperature controls under the hood have more to do with power consistency and power band rather than peak power. Besides, I never mentioned anything about an increase in power.


The peak power and torque are most likely unchanged, but what was immediately notable was turbo spool and consistency of power delivery. I am in the process of getting data on temperatures and pressure with and without the system. I met with an engineer this morning and was discussing theory and acquiring a data acquisition system for this project.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:38 PM   #41
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Wow man, very nice, and good idea. GM uses something similar to that for the old F-Body LS1 SS Camaros.

Looks solid though!
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #42
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forgive me if im missing the obvious...what about rain?


oh..."Water also seems like it would be a problem with this setup, but it doesn't necessarily seem like a car I would be driving in the rain much anyway lol. "

gottcha...
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:12 PM   #43
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forgive me if im missing the obvious...what about rain?


oh..."Water also seems like it would be a problem with this setup, but it doesn't necessarily seem like a car I would be driving in the rain much anyway lol. "

gottcha...
That was regarding to this setup:
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Regarding my setup (not the one in the picture above), there are no issues to report with rain/heavy snow.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:11 AM   #44
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very nice! good job
if you're still searching for sealing, look at mcmaster's website! lol they have almost everything you'll ever need :P
I'm planning to do something similar this summer, i was going to go with aluminium, but after doing projects in carbon fiber, i'll probably go with that... only thing is that right now i think there is a shortage...

I'm still not decided whether i want it completely sealed or not... i fear it might trap too much humidity...
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:34 AM   #45
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very nice! good job
if you're still searching for sealing, look at mcmaster's website! lol they have almost everything you'll ever need :P
I'm planning to do something similar this summer, i was going to go with aluminium, but after doing projects in carbon fiber, i'll probably go with that... only thing is that right now i think there is a shortage...

I'm still not decided whether i want it completely sealed or not... i fear it might trap too much humidity...

I actually did just that a few weeks ago. I found several different types and sizes of gasket material. Of course I ordered several types and found one that works quite well.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:56 PM   #46
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There is a members journal available for this car on RS25.com: http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t153...dventures.html

This summer we will be doing an overhaul on the car and making some changes to things.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:57 PM   #47
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Edited.

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #48
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There is enough of an opening at the bottom to allow rain and some airflow out. The engine takes in enough air to make a nice low pressure zone within the box- especially at WOT. The design works very well. I plan to make some finishing touches to it very soon though.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #49
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This is very helpful. I've been wanting to do this for a while now and this looks like the best way of doing it. Thanks!
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