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I bought a COSMO Racing SRI on ebay that is made for the regular Zetec. Originally I had hacked out 3" between the PCV nipple and the maf input and also an additional 1" after the maf in order to fit in the stock location.



Since then I was looking for a nice airflow. Since I had removed the stock airbox I did not see a need for the airbox brackets. This was easy to change since I had already removed my d/s motor mount in replacing with a VF Engineering one.

I took the old battery box and needed to remove some of the structural brace from the bottom it should look like an X and the end closest to the fuse box in this picture needed to be dremeled a bit.

I have bolted the battery box to a bracket near the fuse box that is available once you remove the stock airbox bracket.







I think that by turning the battery it makes the engine bay look more roomier and puts the weight closer to the axle for better traction perhaps.






I can post more info if anyone needs it.
 
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Battery relocation

Step 1: Remove air box.
Step 2: Remove battery and battery box.
Step 3: Position jack w/ block of wood on it to support transmission.
Step 4: Remove D/S motor mount.
Step 5: Remove Air box bracket.
Step 6: Reinstall D/S motor mount.
Step 7: Remove lower X part of the battery box and the support that will rest ontop of the D/S motor mount.
Step 8: Drill a hole in the battery box side to put a bolt thru securing it to the bracket welded to the D/S strut tower (former bolt location of the Airbox bracket).
Step 9: Install battery and cables. You will need a small piece of 8 gauge wire to reach the ground location on the chassis. ~ 6-12" should be fine.

Intake from stock Zetec to fit on SVT.

Step 1: Saw out 2-3" between Maf and PCV nipple.
Step 2: Saw off 1-2" between the Maf and the end of the tube.
Step 3: Couple the Maf section with the main pipe.
Step 4: Put in MAF from stock housing into pipe.
Step 5: Put on new Cone filter.
Step 6: Attach to throttle body.

Start up car, your battery should have already been disconnected, however if you did this somehow without doing that?? then disconnect for a bit to reset the ECU.
 

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ive allways wanted to do somethin like that but i cud never figure out what to do with the battery,so i just got a CAI but i added a tube from the front lower grill to the filter so it gets some good air, looks good tho, i bet you get some nice air flow cuz of its location
 
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Well you get cooler air thru the grille, I will be putting a heat shield on it soon. I will post more pics when I get it on there.
 

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Nice fabrication. [;)]

Only thing I'd change/update/fix is the battery mount.
Any way to fit a solid type mount, or even adapt the stock one to hold the battery down?

If you plan on AutoCrossing or doing anything with the SCCA, the strap is not going to cut it.
Not only is it not strong enough, it's not legal and wouldn't pass tech inspection.
You could run into the same problem at a drag strip depending upon the sanctioning body.
 
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I have a solid mount that I will be puting in from a previous Maxima that I had.

The box itself is probably temporary for me, I will be looking into an Odyssey light weight battery soon and that will not need that large of a space.
 

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Mine's similar to yours.

FordSVTParts also has a similar setup.
 

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Did someone mention my name?

Here's my setup, I actually just added some heat wrap insulation to my intake tube to see if I can keep the intake air temp more consistent from the MAF to the TB since the IAT is in the MAF and I moved mine a fair distance.

 

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I know I have put these pics in other post but I figured what the hell hehe








^^ this just before I added the ram air thing
 
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