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Old Yesterday, 12:38 AM   #1
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The intake and MAF have been just laying there unsupported for about 19 years now... well, the MAF is supported by the wiring harness and coolant reservoir. The alternator supports the filter... it’s sh!t anyways. I think it’s about time to fix this sloppy intake scenario.



I dislike these “hot air” intakes... Not going to “upgrade” to a metal heat-soaker.

Been thinking of jamming an OE fox body air box in there... have the air suckulate from the bottom front corner under the washer tank. IDK.

Any suggestions?

What are the good high pressure zones under that 240 hood?
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I moved the washer bottle to the rear (butt cheek) and drilled a 3 inch hole where it was to the space in front of the front wheel. There's enough room there to get a properly sized air filter in. Even used a grill to make a cover underneath it.
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Look at my project thread, you can maybe use a KJET Turbo Airbox and make a custom top plate. Would require relocating washer bottle.
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Or just a smaller bottle...

Was thinking of relocating the batt the the butt and moving the washer tank where the battery was.
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I made a simple aluminum bracket that bolts under the washer bottle and connects to the mounting brackets on the MAF.

And my simple bracket, I mean some 1" wide flat aluminum bar that I bent in the vice.
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I made a simple aluminum bracket that bolts under the washer bottle and connects to the mounting brackets on the MAF.

And my simple bracket, I mean some 1" wide flat aluminum bar that I bent in the vice.
That’s my style.

Thinking about getting one of these “bucket” style intake boxes and drilling a hole in the fender well... or just have the filter in the fender well if it’s accessible.



Staying away from a K&N as the oil is messing with my MAF. Plus I don’t like the bolt-on cover. There is a brand that makes one with clamps but I can’t recall who made them. They were popular with the Aussie Miata crowed.


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Those just look like a fancy tractor air filter....

There are some large paper element filters, as well as a bunch of washable non-KN filters out there.
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Always been a fan of the HKS Superfilter design. Compact and effective. Easy to clean/change.

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There's also:
https://greenfilter.com/universal-cylinder

https://www.aemintakes.com/search/universal
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