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Carbon Fiber airbox prototype test fitted

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URL: http://photobucket.com/albums/v668/Lee_Vuong/The%20Parts%20Factory/

I have had the two halves of the prototype for more than 6 weeeks on my shelf. But engine subframe swap, bad weather, and my regular "paying job" have kept me from proceeding with the airbox. The picture shows the two halves of the airbox which have not been glued yet. Just for testing, the top is CF outer skin with two thin layers of fiberglass assembled with epoxy injection and vacuum process, and the bottom is 100% FG. You will note that because the airbox is flush with the carbs, you must bend the oil dipstick and re-route the brake booster vacuum line.

Over the winter, I will make a CF air collector too, that will fit 02s without the frame rail reinforcement for the big picnic tables (aka bumpers).

More pictures in the album.

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vs. the way most dcoes just pull in engine room air...

-Rob

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An engine also uses intake air to cool. The airbox's benefits will include a quieter engine (less intake noise), better running in town, and more power. Those DCOEs that are now running around town or at track have probably been leaned out to cope with the warm air under the hood. Fresh air means more fuel and more power.

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