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cowl induction Q's/ideas

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after reading all the postings in the archives about cowl induction i am thinking i might rig something up this winter but am not sure quite what i want to do i have a few questions.
1. Some one mentioned that forced air and SU's dont mix. can anyone say for sure one way or the other, will it mess up my carbs or just require a "tune up" to get correct mixtures??
2. is there anything to be gained from using as much of the cowl area as possible and funneling it into a single feed to the carbs as oposed to just cutting a hole and routing it to the carbs.
3. would i gain from blocking off part of the cowl?? like using a solid piece with a few holes cut in the top instead of the stock part with lots of holes.
4. would a scoop or something increase the effect or is the stock cowl shape good??
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Hey, I'm guessing your talking about semi-ram air of sorts and not actual forced induction?

Ram air won't have any effect at all until you are going very fast, so if the carbs are adjusted (i'm guessing here) to make up for it the engine will be running very rich at lower speeds, and maybe right or very lean at high speeds?

The cowl would be good for a cold air intake, which is really what you want more the ram air 'cause its effective at all speeds, but I wouldn't really use it for ram air, the hole isn't big enough to be very effective.

Those are just some thoughts, I'm not sure of what air filter set up you are using, but if you are going to think about ram air you'll want to get a much better flowing air filter.
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