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sh13lds21 07-06-2010 03:26 PM

Windstar cowl intake
 
i finished my cowl intake and finally got around to taking pictures of it, so tell me what u think.

i cut down the part of the box that doesnt hold the filter, i cut 1" away from both edges as you can see in the picture.
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/584.jpg

heres what the inside looks like i used blue sensor safe RTV and put 4 rivits in
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/582.jpg

i got this 90* elbow from intakehoses.com it was $20 shipped to my door its a 4" to 3" elbow
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/590.jpg

i had the old intake tube so i cut it down to make a shim because the intake tube is about 2 5/8" and i couldnt get the 3" 90* tube to fit on the intake tube.
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/596.jpg

heres what the shim and 90* tube looks like.
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/597.jpg

i dremeled out the intake tube so the air would flow better.
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/587.jpg

This is how it connects to the firewall, the little square notched part goes in the firewall wall so it doesnt fall out
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/004.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/005.jpg


and heres what the finished product looks like
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/107.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/109.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/110.jpg

and my plan is to wrap it all with this stuff Thermo-Tec : Thermo-Shield
so what do you guys think:D

crusher242 07-06-2010 03:30 PM

Not bad. I went with the hummer type snorkel myself, but if you don't go in deeper you'llbe set. Nice job.

ncbluetj 07-06-2010 04:00 PM

Looks great! I plan on doing this same mod in the near future.

ncbluetj 07-06-2010 04:02 PM

Is that some sort of heat shield under your intake manifold?

schu 07-06-2010 05:04 PM

any notice of an increase/decrease in power and mpg? Not expecting a major increase but have been interested and don't want a decrease

sh13lds21 07-06-2010 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ncbluetj (Post 9743747)
Is that some sort of heat shield under your intake manifold?

i believe so it came from the factory like that

Quote:

Originally Posted by schu (Post 9744146)
any notice of an increase/decrease in power and mpg? Not expecting a major increase but have been interested and don't want a decrease

IMO there is more power and it sounds alot better and i gained about 1-1.5 mpg. i went from about 15-16 to 17 mpg on 4 tanks so its a pretty good gain imo

extsp2 07-06-2010 05:35 PM

nice work....still looks stock except for the blue goop.....but looks good

04RedTJ 07-06-2010 05:37 PM

Quick question if you don't mind. How is it attached to the firewall?

sh13lds21 07-06-2010 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04RedTJ (Post 9744324)
Quick question if you don't mind. How is it attached to the firewall?

The fire wall goes in the square notched part of the tube
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/004.jpg
http://i930.photobucket.com/albums/a...3lds21/005.jpg

Zeep 07-06-2010 06:10 PM

Any plans for the stock airbox location?

sh13lds21 07-06-2010 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeep (Post 9744487)
Any plans for the stock airbox location?

what do you mean? its location is on the shelf :confused:

04RedTJ 07-06-2010 06:18 PM

Thank you for the information.

Zeep 07-06-2010 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sh13lds21 (Post 9744523)
what do you mean? its location is on the shelf :confused:

The location under the hood, on the fenderwell :D

sh13lds21 07-07-2010 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by extsp2 (Post 9744318)
nice work....still looks stock except for the blue goop.....but looks good

Thank you, yeah that what a few people around town said but i think it looks kinda cool:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04RedTJ (Post 9744536)
Thank you for the information.

anytime if you have anymore question ill try to help:highfive:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeep (Post 9744537)
The location under the hood, on the fenderwell :D

i took it out and put it on the shelf, your losin me here:confused:

Neil F. 07-07-2010 05:14 AM

He means are there any plans to put something on the Jeep where the air box was (the shelf under the hood), not where did you put the air box after you took it out.


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