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Old 01-26-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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What is that you may be asking, it's my intake wrapped with leftover exhaust wrap. :) I figured it wouldn't hurt to shield the cooler air entering from being heated up from the engine and transmission.

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BBK 66MM throttle body, got a heck of a deal on it brand new.

I also have been working on installing some relays (1 to power the gauge during engine cranking and 1 to power the gauge lights from the headlamp switch):


for my new autometer electrical gauges (they are shown in test mode because they aren't wired up completely yet):

Sanded the texture off the gauge pod and painted it flat black to make it look a little more OEM. :)


and a picture of my mess:


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Looks like it coming along even better! Can I ask, what benefit exactly are the relay's going to give?
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Looks like it coming along even better! Can I ask, what benefit exactly are the relay's going to give?
Rather than drawing power from the existing Ford wiring it will provide a switch to power them on their own circuitry. In other words, I won't be drawing more current from the existing wiring than originally expected. Plus a relay can throttle the power better than having it directly into the battery or some other 12v.
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Interesting. I wonder if that would help with my HID's as one doesn't like to switch on all the time and they dim after being on for a few.
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Interesting. I wonder if that would help with my HID's as one doesn't like to switch on all the time and they dim after being on for a few.
It probably wouldn't hurt but I would have to know how you wired up your projector headlamps. You could run all new wiring and have the old socket be the trigger wire for the relay. However, the factory wiring should be more than adequate for your Hids. It sounds like it could be a weak connection, bad ground, or inadequate gauged wiring.

On our JRSC, I have been thinking about doing away with that T vacuum that sits behind our supercharger. I plan on running the PCV valve to an oil catch can and then a line to the ground. I don't like those gases going back into the intake manifold and it's just another way to loose vacuum. I will let you know how it works out.
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Everything looks good man.

Where does that intake run to? cause I see no scoop on it.
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Where does that intake run to? cause I see no scoop on it.
^^^Yeah...what he said.
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If I'm not mistaking, the intake is made up of the lower snorkle to the stock box with a tube that runs to a scoop on the bottom of his car. I ran a similar setup and aside from an open filter CAI, it's the best setup to run IMO

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Thats a cool setup. I like that.
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Here ya go:



I got everything wired up and the interior all back together tonight and everything works perfectly! I love it when a plan comes together.
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