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A few PICs of my efforts to clean up the Air Cleaner/Cold Air Intake assembly on The Yellow Monster

This air cleaner assembly might have close to 30 hours of body work into it ... I added the second snorkel on the first run at it ... then welded the vent openings shut and made new ones to match what I needed ...

Then with the 468 swap the whole thing had to be made into a "Drop Base" unit to clear the hood and then the top modified once the base was finished so the lid would not choke off airflow ...

Then additional modifications to clear the electric choke, throttle linkage and fuel line because once you drop the base all that stuff is hitting the base of the assembly.

It was an adventure to say the least ... but it looks and functions great now.









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I am contemplating a CID logo, but haven't got that underway yet.

As far as maintaining "stock look" the whole car is stock in a generic sort of way, But little really resembles "concourse correct."

Interior, exterior, drivetrain ... it's all modified. My goal has simply been to get it functioning at the level I want, dependable in a "daily driver" kind of way ... and looking clean and finished.

Being a hobby sort of thing also everything is done by me ... and some occasional help from some friends as required. Most of the help revolves around "Tech Ideas and Methods" rather than much physical help.

Over last weekend I also rebuilt the (worn out) Clutch "Z-Bar" with Sphearical End Joints ... what a difference that made in the clutch pedal function. I took no PICs of that conversion though


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You going to be at the Knott's show this year? I can look for the yellow Mach with the pretty yellow air intake and not just altered motor mounts cause I haven't seen enough 460s to know one when I see one.
It'll be my last Knott's before we move so will be there without the Shotrod this year.


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On 2006-03-10 10:29, MonsterMach wrote:
Yes Deb ... we have our entrance ticket and reservations ...

We will be down there on Friday, possibly even Thursday evening ...
Well maybe this time I'll actually catch up to you!
 

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Deb ... We will be in Buena Park on Thursday night. I am planning to send my "five year old" Quadra-Jet in to Sean Murphy (in Huntington Beach) for some re-working ... I had him build me one custom for Queenie's Camaro and I was so impressed with the results I decided I need one Custom built for the 468 BB in "The Yellow Monster." If I send it in to him now I can pick it up and put it on the car Friday morning ... spend some time touring the area (Queenie wants to go see Redondo Beach again) ... and be there to greet all our out of town friends as they arrive on Saturday.

I am presuming you will just be there on Show-Day Sunday

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As it stands now it will only be on show day. Since we won't know til the last minute we probably won't be able to even find a room at a reasonable price for the night before. I was trying to talk that man of mine into the night before so I could hit the BBQ with the So-Cal club the night before. I'm such a good member I haven't been to any of the events since joining other than knotts and being our last year i was hoping to get together with them. But guess we will see. Maybe there will be something nearby if we do and still won't be as far as we are now from there.

I'll be sure to look you up! I found the car the last time it was there, maybe this time I'll find both!

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I installed it back when I was stll running the 351C 4V ...

On the open road I could feel a clear difference/improvement in accelleration.

At slow speed it is simply a "cold air intake" ... on the open road and at speed I get the feeling there is some "Ram Air" quality to it.

Will you be at FFF show?
 

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I'm new on here and I was admiring your car. That is Exactly what I was going to work on for my truck. Where did you get the hoses (ducting) to run from the air cleaner to the front?
Great car you have there! Thanks if any information is available.



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Copy and paste here from my web site ... pretty much tells the story ...

read on ...

Parts List (to the best of my ability)

These ducts are all 3.5" diameter (and obviously there are two of them) so they will allow some air flow.

The air cleaner is a single snorkel Ford air cleaner (seems to resemble 5.0, I didn't realize that at the time) ... I was fortunate enough to find an exact matching second snorkel within a few feet right there in the salvage yard.


The ducting (both the flex and the rigid) is from late 70s era Mopar passenger cars ... there are tons of them in every salvage yard in the country. These cars also have the "flange" or "trim" for where the duct passes through the sheet metal of the car. Now for the real trick part about this stuff. These pieces are essentially an "S" shape with a sleeve on one end ... They can be interlocked with one another to make two or three or four into one continuous piece. The "S" configuration means you can cause them to go in any direction you need, depending on where you cut them and how you fit them together ... for this type project, this is some "Killer Stuff".
 

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Thanks, I am gonna start working on mine soon then. It does look just like my air cleaner on my 5.0 in my truck. That is what caught me the most was that it looked justl like mine that you turned into a ram air type set up! Thanks again for all the information. Time to start shopping.
 
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