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Standard Air Box Modded To Frp Putting a tutorial together

#1 User is offline   3Ddunk 

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 07:39 PM

Hi all I'm in the process of converting a standard air box into a FRP spec air box. I hope to have it complete in the next couple of weeks. The picture shows the converted air box on the left and the FRP one on the right.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:02 PM

cool.gif make a good Wiki guide when you are ready smile.gif
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:09 PM

I think we spoke before about what I did on mine. Using bits from a Fiesta Zetec-S, I opened up the front inlet and positioned it downwards next to the horn. The trunking running up inside the wing I completely removed . I also removed the resotator box inside the top of the filter housing as you appear to have as well.

I'll be very interested to read you guide Dunc, as by the looks of the parts on display, it will be a close replica of the orignal Ford Racing / Tickford effort. biggrin.gif
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:14 PM

strange the things Ford Racing 'designed' in as part of their conversion lol.... the shopping list includes 185mm of black drainpipe from B&Q! Shame they only sell it in 2m lengths wink.gif
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:26 PM

You could start selling converted boxes by exchange and use that extra pipe!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:27 PM

strangely enough, we had pondered that lol..... but we wanna 'prove' this one first wink.gif
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE (PussCat @ Dec 16 2007, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the shopping list includes 185mm of black drainpipe from B&Q!


Do they do different colours?
Colour coding or contrast is very in vogue tongue.gif

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 11:46 PM

I dunno, B&Q only had black (maybe they were listening to Henry lol) but maybe Wickes or Homebase could get you...erm... yellow ones wink.gif
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:10 PM

Only just found this, I have done a similar thing with mine..

Removed resonator of course, do frp's have these?
Totally removed 'wing feed'
Removed 'front bung' and attached k&n foil air feed pipe (not quite as big as frp one, same size as std front outlet)

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE (Max M4X WW @ Dec 30 2007, 02:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only just found this, I have done a similar thing with mine..

Removed resonator of course, do frp's have these?
Totally removed 'wing feed'
Removed 'front bung' and attached k&n foil air feed pipe (not quite as big as frp one, same size as std front outlet)



The resonator is removed but the "wing feed" pipe is still inplace with a rubber cap over one of the holes.
The hose is cut shorter and and used on the front, on the picture the right is a real FRP airbox the wing feed pipe was still on the car,
but the one on the left is my handywork biggrin.gif .





Been abit dark at night to take more pics and work out the length of the hose.


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:13 PM

QUOTE (PussCat @ Dec 16 2007, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
strange the things Ford Racing 'designed' in as part of their conversion lol.... the shopping list includes 185mm of black drainpipe from B&Q! Shame they only sell it in 2m lengths wink.gif


We make Plastic drain pipes and fittings where I work?

I could do a good line in 185mm sections of black pipe laugh.gif
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:34 PM

Being a Fiests my car didnt actual have a feed in the wing like that. The previous owner just had the bit of k&n pipe i now have on the front and to the grille, off the side into the wing!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:48 PM

Wouldn't it be easier to ditch the stock filter body and use a K&N kit instead?

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:11 AM

it doesnt take much searching on google to find out why k&n and alike are a bad idea, when power is the main objective

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:45 AM

Taking long than i first thought to do the tutorial, been very busy with other projects lol, hope to get it done soon.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:03 AM

Dunk I have made this a sticky as I think it is really useful biggrin.gif and would be popular smile.gif I know it is not quite finished yet
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:42 AM

sounds like a good plan...

might be clearer to just make the finished tutorial a sticky and then close it.... so it doesn't get clouded and diluted with endless 'dross'....

speaking from experience... wink.gif

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:56 AM

What would people use a suitable air feed pipe? the FRP one seems to be some kind of fabric tubing. My FRP box is currently air feedless with the pipe s(---) in air nearer the engine rather than the intended grill position. I have trouble finding a suitable replacement as I find the aluminium ducting etc seems difficult to work with and and there's always gaps when you use a jubiliee clip to fix it to the pipe so it's still suck in air from them gaps.
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:48 PM

the finished article I will make into a Wiki item, then unsticky this post smile.gif
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (shinigami @ May 26 2008, 11:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What would people use a suitable air feed pipe? the FRP one seems to be some kind of fabric tubing.

Go to a scrap yard, I have seen this type of pipe on Peugeot 206's and 307's of Petrol and Diesel variety!


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