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Fresh air intake, another perspective:

So, while putting some more of the 300M back together today, I decided I didn't like where D/C has the battery, so figured there had to be a way to move the air filter and thus put the battery up where it was.

Here is the result:

Basically, I fabricated an aluminium box to fit against the firewall and the strut tower; made an end plate with a 4" hole for the 3" intake pipe and rubber seal to go through, and an aluminium plate to fit between the bottom of the box and the steel cross member that goes between the strut towers.
I then cut out a section of the cowl, below the crossmember to allow fresh air in, and added an aluminium baffle over the top of the opening to stop any water.
The crankcase intake hose will be tapped into the piping tomorrow, and I will get some better pictures up. Oh, and yes, the battery will sit where the air filter used to be quite nicely - pic of that tomorrow too, if I get it finished.
Anyone else tried this sort of intake?

Guess I'll try it on the 'Trep later when I get time.


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Interesting.....*waits to see the results*
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Wouldn't the air move the other way in the eng. bay ?? I always thought that hot air comes out of the cowl bcs it's forced out from the air entering through the nose. If that's correct U'll end up sucking warm if not hot air .. :icon_neut

Nevermind Ross !!! I just got the idea of what Ur trying to do here. The filter would be sealed in the box right ????? With an opening to the outside !! That's better than a CAI bcs of the minimal piping. Still water worries me...........rain just like the one we recently had might be a problem.

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That's what the baffle is for as you will see when I post the other pictures.
BTW no hot air comes out of the cowl to speak of - I know, some does - it is sealed with a gasket across the support crossmember; the hot air basically just gets pushed down under the car by the firewall.
My assembly is pretty much sealed from the engine compartment.
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i dont get it..the stock battery place is under the airbox

so your moving it to wear the box was? SO in other words your raising it.
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So, while putting some more of the 300M back together today, I decided I didn't like where D/C has the battery, so figured there had to be a way to move the air filter and thus put the battery up where it was......
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i dont get it..the stock battery place is under the airbox

so your moving it to wear the box was? SO in other words your raising it.

That's right! :p
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I'm totally lost... my stock battery is on the other side of the engine... wait just a minute, this is in the second gen forums... har har...
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i dont get it..the stock battery place is under the airbox

so your moving it to wear the box was? SO in other words your raising it.

Yes, for easier maintainance, and it will be a lot cleaner and it will have considerably shorter cables. It too, will get a heat shield BTW.
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Looks good! You should try a hood scoop or put some vents in the hood to transform it into a ram air intake. 300Michael has done a project like that.
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Looks good! You should try a hood scoop or put some vents in the hood to transform it into a ram air intake. 300Michael has done a project like that.

Mine will draw the air through the vent below the windshield, same place the heater gets it's air from, so it should get a certain amount of pressurization at speed, but it will be far short of high pressured "ram air". My primary goal was to move the battery to the air box place, a feat accomplished today. Pics will be posted tomorrow, as I didn't have time before work tonight to do them.

Now, what the hell do I put where the battery was?
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Your ingenuity continues to amaze me! What else can I say? Good job! As far as the extra space......maybe a bracket to hold a 10 liter gas can. Sign of the times. (Sorry, but with all the gloom and doom this week, we gotta try to smile).
Thanks for all the help and ideas you've given to me and others!

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Hmmmm - I don't have the 1,000,000 watt sound systems that you you lads have - How about a pressurized sand box with piping to the front wheels for winter traction; & could fill it with water for summer burn outs.
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......How about a pressurized sand box with piping to the front wheels for winter traction; & could fill it with water for summer burn outs .
If you do this, I want one too. We don't need a sand box, unless you plan on driving this in our lovely winter?
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