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Ram Air
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I know I need to get the upper plenum with flappers as well as the seal, but what is the deal with the air cleaner, I see them go for alot of money on ebay and stuff, but are they really that different from our factory ones. I see that the top plate is smaller and I get that


I just want to get some ideas on how some of you guys did it...... SOME PICS WOULD BE NICE

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#2
Ohio Mustang $250 for the air cleaner. That's not bad.

$550 for the complete set up.


http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2036

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#3
You will need to buy one. The base is bigger than the stock non-ram air base. Here is an article from MM.

http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticl...index.html

I added it to mine, it is very straight forward and works well.

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rentascout;60173 Wrote:I know I need to get the upper plenum with flappers as well as the seal, but what is the deal with the air cleaner, I see them go for alot of money on ebay and stuff, but are they really that different from our factory ones. I see that the top plate is smaller and I get that


I just want to get some ideas on how some of you guys did it...... SOME PICS WOULD BE NICE

You will need the air cleaner
1- different size
2- it is off-set
3- has a lip for the seal to sit on
4- lid sits on filter and leaves opening for ram air effect
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#5
Okay I bought an offset from summit I was wondering if that would work, but the top piece is required to be smaller

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#6
Since your adding the Ram Air with aftermarket intake and carb, the biggest challenges I see are hood clearance, linkage clearance and insuring you have all the vacuum lines correct needed to make it functional. If your using the Edelbrock 2750 intake (I think you mentioned you were in another thead) and don't use more than a 1/2" spacer/(heat shield recommended) under the carb the hood clearance shouldn't be an issue. The linkage clearance (especially kick down) will depend on the carb you're using and may require a work around. The Ram Air air cleaner is huge and there's not much room under it...in fact it'll hold in heat around your carb which could contribute to carb percolating issues, especially if your running an Edelbrock carb. These observations are from first hand experience and items that many who are switching to a Ram Air system on our cars don't consider before taking the leap.

The cool factor is worth it if done right, ie. hood closes correctly, no carb percolating issues, no binding carb linkage and the Ram Air system "functions" as designed.

Jim

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M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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What heatshield and where do you put it. I have the 1/2" spacer but the only heat shield I have is the one on the power steering line and the fuel line I installed to keep them from overheating.

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Cjpony has it for 20% off and free shipping.
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Fordication;61760 Wrote:What heatshield and where do you put it. I have the 1/2" spacer but the only heat shield I have is the one on the power steering line and the fuel line I installed to keep them from overheating.

I should have said heat insulator gasket since it tends to insulate the carb from the intake heat. I believe I used Edelbrock's 9266 performer gasket (?) Double check for your carb, it did resolve my percolation issues. Your 1/2" spacer is probably metal which doesn't do as good of job as a special heat insulator gasket of that height.

Jim

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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Jim and Jutta;60806 Wrote:Since your adding the Ram Air with aftermarket intake and carb, the biggest challenges I see...

These observations are from first hand experience and items that many who are switching to a Ram Air system on our cars don't consider before taking the leap.

What an outstanding reply. This is why I joined this forum..."first hand experience".

Personally, I will be getting a NON FUNCTIONAL ram air hood. It will be the one and only thing that is non-functional.

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