what is a air pan good

Old 07-29-2007, 08:13 AM
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why would anyone want a air pan i looks like it would trap more hot air than its worth?
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:47 PM
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need more info ? what are you refering too. a carb air pan?
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:08 AM
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:39 AM
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Think of it as a poor man's forced induction.

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Old 07-30-2007, 06:11 AM
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If you have a 500 H.P. engine and you raise the carb inlet temp 100 deg you loose 50 H.P. thats why you don't want ANY under hood air in the carb.Bill
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:52 AM
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Heres mine.Not pretty but functions excellent.When hood is on seals great.[img][/img]
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:44 PM
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should you still run a air cleaner then? i was gonna run one of those bouble top air cleaners to help air get to the carb. well why not just bolt it between the intake and carb and seal the carb off from the engine bay?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:57 AM
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They are very fuctional peice of equipment and they really do a good job of keeping hot air out of the carb.
cool air is denser, the air in your engine compartment is hot and nasty, bad bad bad, why do you think that people spend som much time and money trying to get that cold air into the engine?
cold air makes power. Believe me I'm building one for my camaro when its done.
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Timmyboy86
should you still run a air cleaner then? i was gonna run one of those bouble top air cleaners to help air get to the carb. well why not just bolt it between the intake and carb and seal the carb off from the engine bay?
Yes you should still run a cleaner. It's still sucking in the dirt and bugs and whatever along with that fresh cold air.

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