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Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

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Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #1 by oldgrezmonke » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:16 pm

Thanks to a member on another Falcon site , my Cold/Ram Air project is finished . Shortly after I got my 63 1/2 I replaced the Autolite 1100 with a 1904 Holley which I had gathered was the better carb . The 1100 air cleaner would not fit the 1904 so I fab'd up a 6" round aftermarket flat topped air cleaner with an oiled filter which was not holding up well . I recently decided to make a Cold/Ram air intake like suggested by the Schjeldahls in their Falcon 6 Performance Handbook . I decided that an original type air cleaner was a good starting point so I could use regular air filters . My good acquaintance gave me a base that was from a later model but fit the air horn well and the factory clamp from a bad air cleaner base fit with little work . The dome shape of that base allowed very little clearance with the inside of the older lid so I had to reshape it a bit .
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A propane torch and a hammer produced a shape much like a velocity stack and the base was raised a bit which is o.k. - lets people see that glass bowl . I had removed the snorkle from the lid to be replaced by a piece of exhaust pipe bent 45* . I also had a length of pipe made with a 45* bend and a flat flange for the inlet which was placed between the voltage regulator and horn relay . I had previously cut out the hole in the radiator support with a jigsaw . I connected the two with a piece of pre-heater hose and a couple neat winged clamps . I added a 1/2" pressure bleed off hole in the base and a 3/16" hole at the outside curve of the inlet to vent rain water to prevent hydrolock .
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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #2 by Cool23 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Nicely done. :D :thumbup:
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The link to my project on this forum http://fordsix.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=41598

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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #3 by bmbm40 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:41 pm

Nice work. Thinking about the same for my Bronco.
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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #4 by ludwig » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:57 pm

I put one on with speed ducting. It actually does make a difference. At road speed at any rate.
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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #5 by MPGmustang » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:00 pm

I really like how neat it looks, and it almost looks stock like. Very nice job! :thumbup:
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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #6 by fx2nut » Sat May 12, 2012 12:58 pm

Looks nice and might do the same for my 170 :thumbup:
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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #7 by oldgrezmonke » Sat May 12, 2012 1:30 pm

When moving at highway speed the pressure sometimes upset the idle mixture , engine would stall , while changing gears or coasting so I've had to increase the pressure bleed off holes , both in number and size , out of sight in the base .
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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #8 by fx2nut » Sat May 12, 2012 4:19 pm

Thanks I'll keep that in mind
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Re: Cold/Ram Air Intake for my 170

Post #9 by cisco170 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:26 pm

very nice work, how about 8) a picture of that overflow bottle and connections cheers

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