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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2001, 01:33 PM
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My buddy has a 93 Caprice with the 305. He loves the way my SS sounds with the team ss pipe and CAB. I looked his intake over and it looks like he could just remove the baffle on the driver's fender well, but I'd have to figure out what kind of pipe to make. Anyone done this and what did you use for 'piping' to get the air from the front of the engine bay?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2001, 06:43 PM
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3 1/2 inch pvc. tho it needs major cutting and surgery.
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2001, 09:31 PM
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Hey, I can relate to this. I have a 93 too,
and I'm working on a new mod for my housing.
I hope to have pictures soon (early May)
when it's done, and a G TECHpro test of the improvement if any.
The basic result is using the original back
half and opening up the right (passenger) side of the housing and running two smooth
pipes left and right to the front (location of choice, high or low).
I don't know how close the sound would be to
an LT1 engine due to the fact that the LT1
is a 'dry intake'
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-11-2001, 11:15 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 93TBIGuy:
... The basic result is using the original back half and opening up the right (passenger) side of the housing and running two smooth pipes left and right to the front (location of choice, high or low). I don't know how close the sound would be to an LT1 engine due to the fact that the LT1 is a 'dry intake'<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Per Dave Stutzman's website:
http://hawkmail.monmouth.edu/~s02782...rice/index.htm

and then click on the Extra Pics, and then click on Dave MacDonald's version of the dual snorkel air cleaner using factory-style parts.

I tried to put the graphic up here but it failed, so you'll have to click on it.

Clearly, as shown, it could use some spiffing-up, but I like the idea. FYI. - Ken


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-11-2001, 05:11 PM
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Hey,now that's a good one too. Not really
what I was doing, but hey it should work.
I am using smooth tubing to eliminate the
turbulence from the ribbed hose, and stock
tube. I guess where there is need there is
Invention. Good luck to all who come up with
other ways. Keep us posted.



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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2001, 05:15 AM
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Thanks for the ideas and the pics. It looks like the flexible hose idea will be the easiest and cheapest. This buddy of mine has been fascinated with intake sounds since the days of 4 barrel carbs. He thinks he's going faster when he hears that noise &lt;g&gt;. To each his own.

Steve
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2001, 04:10 PM
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heres what i threw together at work from some stainless.
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2001, 04:53 PM
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Speaking of stainless... this is definately NOT what I would call a "cold air" intake.. quite to the contrary. I think it looks better than the ugly stock airbox (even though all the guys here in HOTSS refer to it as the "toaster oven ).

A completely different design is in the works which will use a cone filter and will pull in cold air.

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