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Unread 09-23-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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I Am Liberated...

...from my factory airbox!

I used a Buick airbox...I got the idea from here. Mine came off a '92 Century. I basically got a 2" to 3" coupler and put it on the throttle body. I did have to drill two holes into the airbox to hook the crankcase vent to and the IAT sensor. I used epoxy to install the IAT sensor...hopefully it doesn't go bad

Oh yea, I did have to trim the coupler a little to make the airbox not hit the hood. And sometime in the future I'm going to run a hose from the box to the firewall into the cowl so that it isn't sucking hot air from the engine compartment.

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I did use RTV on this at first, but after the RTV didn't set up between yesterday evening and this afternoon I decided to pull it out and clean it and use epoxy instead.


I ended up epoxying it from the inside but left the RTV on the outside...it'll set up eventually.


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Unread 09-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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Nice,still got the 87 Bronco?
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Unread 09-23-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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nice. added to the CAI FAQ.
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Unread 09-23-2009, 07:37 PM   #4
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Nice,still got the 87 Bronco?
Yea...it's a Bronco II (like with the Ranger front end). It's totally stock...my parents bought it new in '87 when my mom was pregnant with me. Then they sold it to me for $300 in '03 or '04. I love my Bronco...I'll never get rid of it!

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My brother painted it once...this was the closest to the stock color...


He painted it again (this is its current state) after I wrecked the door on the driver's side.






That's me in the pictures...
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Unread 09-23-2009, 10:27 PM   #5
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sweet. what are you going to do with all that new real estate under the hood?
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Unread 09-23-2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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Go check out my thread that has also been linked. I think I mention the hell of going thru the firewall. I wish I could remember what size hole saw I used or should have used. You will be glad once you get that true cold air in there. My Jeep loves it but then again, it could be the cam I'm feeling
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Unread 09-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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thats a nice bronco.. my buddy is building a '73 right now
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Unread 09-24-2009, 03:26 AM   #8
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thats a nice bronco.. my buddy is building a '73 right now
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sweet. what are you going to do with all that new real estate under the hood?
I'm putting an OBA system in place and I found that unless I want to spend $260 on a bracket that I needed to move my factory air box. Even if I would've used that bracket, it would've been hell finding a place to mount the manifold and such for the air system...so that's what I'll use that space for. Maybe I'll work on that tomorrow or this weekend...dunno, I might be more motivated later today, as right now it is almost 4:30 in the morning and I just got up to go to work.

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Go check out my thread that has also been linked. I think I mention the hell of going thru the firewall. I wish I could remember what size hole saw I used or should have used. You will be glad once you get that true cold air in there. My Jeep loves it but then again, it could be the cam I'm feeling
Yea, I know I'm gonna do that eventually...I was going to just put a K&N on the end of the intake tube...but for one I don't really like the idea of sucking hot air and two I read all about the trouble that they are for off roading and decided to get a Buick airbox instead. So I will sometime get the parts needed to place a tube from the airbox to the firewall. What kind of cam are you running? Does this engine react well to cams? (isn't it speed density controlled?)
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Unread 09-24-2009, 09:10 AM   #9
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Do you plan on just ducting to the cowl or are you going to have it set-up to help keep water from entering the intake?
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Unread 09-24-2009, 09:54 AM   #10
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Do you plan on just ducting to the cowl or are you going to have it set-up to help keep water from entering the intake?
I was thinking about ducting it to the left side (right side from driver's POV) of the cowl...with just a tube to intake the air...so that it's not intaking the air directly under the vent in the middle, ya know?

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Unread 09-24-2009, 10:32 AM   #11
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I was thinking about ducting it to the left side of the cowl...with just a tube to intake the air...so that it's not intaking the air directly under the vent in the middle, ya know?


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Unread 09-24-2009, 10:53 AM   #12
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Looks good. Is your filter in the cowl? That's what I was trying to avoid by having the Buick airbox...I didn't want to have to remove the cowl everytime I wanted to change (or clean) the airfilter.
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Unread 09-24-2009, 11:56 AM   #13
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Looks good. Is your filter in the cowl? That's what I was trying to avoid by having the Buick airbox...I didn't want to have to remove the cowl everytime I wanted to change (or clean) the airfilter.
Filter on cowl, don't have to remove cowl to service, just the scoop.

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Unread 09-24-2009, 12:19 PM   #14
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Filter on cowl, don't have to remove cowl to service, just the scoop.

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Oh, that's pretty cool!
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Unread 11-30-2009, 11:26 AM   #15
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First of all, it looks great. I want to do something to re-route the air away from under the hood.

But, what about the effect of rain, or any other water over the hood? Doesn't that result in post-filter intake/engine moisture? Is there an alternate filter placement closer to the TB that could allow water to drain as it usually does, and let just the air flow into the filter/TB?
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