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Unread 07-06-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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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.


heres what the inside looks like i used blue sensor safe RTV and put 4 rivits in


i got this 90* elbow from intakehoses.com it was $20 shipped to my door its a 4" to 3" elbow


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.


heres what the shim and 90* tube looks like.


i dremeled out the intake tube so the air would flow better.


This is how it connects to the firewall, the little square notched part goes in the firewall wall so it doesnt fall out




and heres what the finished product looks like




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

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Unread 07-06-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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Not bad. I went with the hummer type snorkel myself, but if you don't go in deeper you'llbe set. Nice job.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Looks great! I plan on doing this same mod in the near future.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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Is that some sort of heat shield under your intake manifold?
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Unread 07-06-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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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
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Unread 07-06-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
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Is that some sort of heat shield under your intake manifold?
i believe so it came from the factory like that

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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
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Unread 07-06-2010, 04:35 PM   #7
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nice work....still looks stock except for the blue goop.....but looks good
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Unread 07-06-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
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Quick question if you don't mind. How is it attached to the firewall?
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Unread 07-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #9
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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

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Unread 07-06-2010, 05:10 PM   #10
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Any plans for the stock airbox location?
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Unread 07-06-2010, 05:15 PM   #11
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Any plans for the stock airbox location?
what do you mean? its location is on the shelf
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Unread 07-06-2010, 05:18 PM   #12
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Thank you for the information.
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what do you mean? its location is on the shelf
The location under the hood, on the fenderwell
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Unread 07-07-2010, 01:44 AM   #14
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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

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Thank you for the information.
anytime if you have anymore question ill try to help

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The location under the hood, on the fenderwell
i took it out and put it on the shelf, your losin me here
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Unread 07-07-2010, 04:14 AM   #15
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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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