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Re: Cold air intake for downdraft weber carbs on ' (archive)

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Posted by Chris on March 12, 2000 at 21:34:21:

In Reply to: Cold air intake for downdraft weber carbs on '02s posted by Dahveed on March 12, 2000 at 21:00:16:

: Top End Performance sells a cold-air induction device for Weber Downdraft carbs, listed on their website:

: http://www.racetep.com/linkage.html

: The page takes a couple minutes to load. Go to the bottom of the page, on the left, where it says "carburetor and air cleaner adapters".

: It's basically what I want: something to enclose the top of the Weber and have one or two (they sell both) outlets for intake tubing that connects to a remote filter.

: I called Steve at TEP and he said he doesn't recommend using them (even the dual-snorkel one) as he says it doesn't flow enough air. He said it should only be used for forced induction (blower/turbo) use only.

: Somehow I just don't believe him, and will probably buy it one day, with both single and dual-snorkle top covers, and experiment with it myself. I hope it's not too good to be true...

: Dave
: 68 1600-2

Here's my thoughts...since I'm thinking of the same thing..(I have a retrofitted oem air cleaner) on my weber, with an intake hose mounted from, original place..but is there a way you could fit an airbox out of another import and install where battery is? relocate batt to trunk? or fit to other side, or behind right side grill, or.....I was thinking of fitting a flange next to the radiator( and fabricating an airbox), requires some cutting, in order to get fresh air, probably rather forceably , from directly behind the grill. some thoughts.. the adapter from top end looks good, I don't see why it would hinder perf.. just need a filtration system and some smarts to fit it all in, and not look like a hack job....C


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