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Jason Goldsack

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« on: March 28, 2011, 08:30:16 AM »

I know Steve made a fresh air/ram air set-up for his car.. has anyone else done this? Do you have any pics? Is it worth the trouble?

I know it gets F-ing hot under the hood of the Windsor and it is stuck sucking all that hot air.. I think getting some cold air in there would help a ton on my old girl...


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 01:53:45 PM »

I did this years ago with dryer duct tubing on my 72 Demon.  It was a slanty car and I was actually at the car club drag races when I did this.  I ran 18sec just stock, then I added the ram air tube...just from the air cleaner to one of the holes in the rad support.  I then ran again it it did mid 17's.

I left it on after that and I noticed a "seat of the pants" increase in power, and a slight bump in fuel economy too.  Can't hurt IMO.




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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 06:52:29 PM »



the fresher and cooler the air the more dense it is and you get a better mixture
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 03:46:17 AM »

I agree.. there is a ton of heat under the hood of this C... 


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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 07:03:56 AM »

I remember, years ago, someone posting pics on the original C-body board with there Monaco? with a dual ram air system.  The had purchased one of those dual snorkel ram air air cleaners you see advertised in the mopar mags...If I remember correctly.




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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 07:46:01 AM »

The problem I have it that with a 1 inch carb spacer, the ram air cleaner won't clear the hood..

I'm thinking of a dual tube carb hat from a turbo or supercharger set-up..



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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 04:15:30 PM »

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You can get #2 in a single 4" snorkle and that is definitely the way to go.  I have less hood clearence than you do and the single bonnet I used is made by the same company.  #2 in the single snorkle is the same height as that dual.  It's perfect and much lower than #1 you show there.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 05:04:45 PM »

Fason? LOL

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 06:54:37 PM »

Hey I drove 2500 miles since Friday night.  And the light in this room is awful
 
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2011, 07:14:42 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011, 07:27:04 PM »

HEre's the one I was thinking about....seems from the pics that they have various off set base plates.  Maybe they have one low enough to clear you hood. 

http://www.ramairbox.com/product.html

Personally I think one of these air cleaners would look WAY better then that aluminum throttle body unit.

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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011, 08:25:35 PM »

I looked at those because they would hide alot of crap.  But bringing the air tubes out is a problem with out a great deal of fabrication on the rad support.  I am messing around with a blower though
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 03:00:39 AM »

The Ram Air boxes are made just up the road.. I will look at that too..

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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 08:09:51 AM »



two words Shaker Hood lol. I so wanted to do that to my '74 Fury 3
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 08:11:35 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO
I looked at those because they would hide alot of crap.  But bringing the air tubes out is a problem with out a great deal of fabrication on the rad support. 

Looks like the ramair people have several different fittings to fit the openings in the stock rad support.

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