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Old 02-20-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Homebuilt CAI- check it out

This is my newly (almost) finished CAI, I still need heat shielding and some ducting but the area below the filter is open to the ground so it's breathing mainly fresh air.







I'ts only been on for a couple days and I have not had much chance to "exercise" my car but it does seem to be an overall improvement.


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cool props to you saving money and a DIYer saveing money as well overall looks good, posts pics when u get that sheild put in
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Did you do the battery air box swap, or was your model already set up that way? If you did swap them, what did that take, was it a bitch?
I like the way your CAI turned out, i cant for a second see why anyone would pay $300. for that stuff, but hey, if you got the $$.. ?
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You must work at a Ford dealership with all those powerstroke parts...the blue hoses, black tubing, and the GT/F150 air filter. Nice job though.
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You must work at a Ford dealership with all those powerstroke parts...the blue hoses, black tubing, and the GT/F150 air filter. Nice job though.
lol...was gonna say the same thing, those look familiar
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Props on the setup. However, I don't see it doing much good with the header heat sheild off.
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thats good man, i did the exact same thing with 3.25" pvc piping and a k&n air filter.

somthing to help it breath better, swap that filter out for a k&n or somthing along the lines of that, you dont need any brackets to do it, it will just slide on the end of that maf tunnel, give you that nice clean look. plus its more forgiving if it get wet, cuz that on you got there looks like a paper filter. good luck man, i wanna see more pics when your done, i would show you mine but i dont have a camera.
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How hard was it to re-locate the battery? other than that i got all of those same parts, just havent had time to fab one up.
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I do work at a dealership and the parts are mostly stock Ford stuff,

The tube is from a diesel intercooler system as are the boots, the filter and base are Mustang GT and I fabricated the MAF to base adapter from aluminum plate.

As for how it works with the heat shield off the header? I am quite sure it is better in it's current form than a short ram setup of any type. If you think about it the air is moving through the engine bay rather quickly at speed so with this location even as it is it should get plenty of ambient temp air.

I am planning a shield and fresh air duct as well as header wrap. It's just too freaking cold here to try doing the header until spring.

The battery relocation was not bad but since I figured it out as I went it took a little time.

I used a Duratec battery tray because the stock Duratec battery location is where our airbox was.

The only issue was that the Duratec also uses a different fender/battery tray reinforcement so I ended up using a hacksaw fairly liberally to get the tray in with the stock brace.

The wiring is completely unmolested and I did not have to cut anything, The biggest modification to the wiring was an extension lead added to two of the ground wires to the body.

It even uses the stock length MAF wiring.

I wanted to use a paper filter because there is no screwing around with oiling and such, That filter is the stock size for both the Mustang GT 4.6 and the 390 HP blown Cobra 4.6 so I am fairly sure that it is allowing as much air as my N/A 2.0 could ever ingest.

Thanks for the props guys. I'll post more pics as it progresses.
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great job & well thought out. I might try something like that in the future.
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