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I saw in a post earlier today about the K&N filters and just thought I would share with you what I did. I had a conical K&N filter off my Mustang (The supercharger came with one already) and came into my new 78 280. I didn't want it to go to waste so I went to Home Depot and started rooting through their plumbing aisle. Turns out that they have a rubber 90 degree curved elbow made out of rubber with a 4 in mouth diameter and 3 in general diameter with the clamps too. Cost: $7.84. Remove the clamps and it fits perfectly through the stock hole in the radiator core support. Then got a 3 in piece of round PVC and a 4 in piece of round PVC. Cost $3.10. The 3 in piece was cut off to about 3 inches length and inserted into the original Z air boot (pre airflow meter) The mouth of the rubber elbow fits nicely around the stock Z air boot (pre airflow meter) and the 3 in PVC is there so the larger rubber elbow has something to clamp down on. The 3 in piece of PVC was cut off at 2 inches length and inserted into the other end of the rubber elbow just behind the front grille. The K&N has a 4 in diameter too so it just slipped right on. The K&N was purchased from a local performance parts store for $29. All in all it cost less than $50 to do the ram air system that Motorsport is selling for $125. I know there are some purists out there that think this is hokey (I believe was the word used before)
but it's cheap and just as functional as the higher priced unit. Just thought I would share that with fellow Z owners. Will be getting some pictures of my entire restoration on the net soon and you can see the filter setup. Will keep those interested posted.

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This is similar in style to what I did on mine.

I'd like to see some pictures of the connection you made from the afm to the pipe. Home depot's great eh?

Here's my website:

<A HREF=http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/index.html>http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/index.html</A>

Here's the link directly to the Filter page:

<A HREF=http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/air-intake-project/index.html>http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/air-intake-project/index.html</A>

> I saw in a post earlier today about the K&N
> filters and just thought I would share with
> you what I did. I had a conical K&N filter
> off my Mustang (The supercharger came with
> one already) and came into my new 78 280. I
> didn't want it to go to waste so I went to
> Home Depot and started rooting through their
> plumbing aisle. Turns out that they have a
> rubber 90 degree curved elbow made out of
> rubber with a 4 in mouth diameter and 3 in
> general diameter with the clamps too. Cost:
> $7.84. Remove the clamps and it fits
> perfectly through the stock hole in the
> radiator core support. Then got a 3 in piece
> of round PVC and a 4 in piece of round PVC.
> Cost $3.10. The 3 in piece was cut off to
> about 3 inches length and inserted into the
> original Z air boot (pre airflow meter) The
> mouth of the rubber elbow fits nicely around
> the stock Z air boot (pre airflow meter) and
> the 3 in PVC is there so the larger rubber
> elbow has something to clamp down on. The 3
> in piece of PVC was cut off at 2 inches
> length and inserted into the other end of
> the rubber elbow just behind the front
> grille. The K&N has a 4 in diameter too so
> it just slipped right on. The K&N was
> purchased from a local performance parts
> store for $29. All in all it cost less than
> $50 to do the ram air system that Motorsport
> is selling for $125. I know there are some
> purists out there that think this is
> hokey (I believe was the word
> used before)
> but it's cheap and just as functional as the
> higher priced unit. Just thought I would
> share that with fellow Z owners. Will be
> getting some pictures of my entire
> restoration on the net soon and you can see
> the filter setup. Will keep those interested
> posted.

> Regards

> Tim McGovern
 

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> This is similar in style to what I did on
> mine.

> I'd like to see some pictures of the
> connection you made from the afm to the
> pipe. Home depot's great eh?

> Here's my website:

>
> <A HREF=http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/index.html>http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/index.html</A>
> Here's the link directly to the Filter
> page:

>
> <A HREF=http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/air-intake-project/index.html>http://www.newtier.com/graber/z-car/air-intake-project/index.html</A>

Hey can you guys make me one i'll pay you;) hehehe
yuichi
 
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