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Intake scoops vs traditional air cleaners

Discussion in 'Engines and Drivelines' started by MMC757, May 1, 2021.

  1. MMC757

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    What are some of your thoughts about using intake scoops vs just a traditional oval air cleaner with a decorative cover on a naturally aspirated motor?

    Assume the scoop is mounted on top of some sort of filter so no functional difference, I'm purely looking for aesthetic opinions.

    I would post photos but I cant yet, so if anyone has photos of scoop or air cleaner setups you like a lot I would love to see them.
     
  2. Spanky

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    Here's my setup, which I like, but there's no accounting for taste, eh? Also, a link to a slide show from the NTBA Nationals in Indianapolis from 2016. You can see lots of variation in the scoop/air cleaner choices.

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    Thanks Spanky. Looks like a pretty even split at that event. I guess maybe I'll have to build both and pick one LOL
     
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    Those are pretty slick
     
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    Here's what I did once upon a time. There's an oval filter inside. A bugcatcher scoop painted car color. Replaced the butterflies with the grillwork to match other parts of car.
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    PotvinGuy - Does that bug catcher use an off the shelf air cleaner or do you custom make them like I do? If it is off the shelf, would you please list the part number.

    Thanks,
     
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    It's a Fram CA3621. Rockauto has it for $31. Sorry it took so long to respond, for some reason I'm not getting notices of postings on watched threads.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Good catch Indy. And the Wix filter has a black gasket instead of the ugly orange of the Fram.
     
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